Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier is nationally recognized in the areas of Indian Law, Gaming Law and Business Litigation. She represents tribes, tribal entities and businesses who engage in commercial transactions with tribes and tribal entities.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Sports Betting in the USA: Now that the gloves are off..who wins ? Panelist, IMGL Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (September 6, 2018)
• Sports Betting & Tribal Gaming in the West, Author, Indian Gaming Lawyer (Autumn 2018)
• Applying newsroom skills to the courtroom, Profile, The Daily Iowan (June 2018)
• The State of Indian Gaming in Arizona, Author, Indian Gaming Lawyer (Spring 2018)
• New Mexico Tribal Gaming: Long and Bumpy Road, Author, Indian Gaming Lawyer (Autumn 2017)
• Current Battles and the Future of Off-Reservation Indian Gaming, Co-Author, Indian Gaming Lawyer (Spring 2017)
• Conducting Business with Tribes in the Aftermath of the Dollar General Supreme Court Split: What You and Your Clients Need to Know, Co-Author, Business Law Today (April 2017)
• American Indian Tribes and Canadian First Nations: The Impact of Gaming Law and Policy on the Industry, Co-Author, Business Law Today (September 2016)
• Seminoles Gain Legal, Political Edge In Gaming Compact Row, Quoted, Law360 (January 12, 2016)
• Lessons From the Santa Ysabel Tribe's Bet on Internet Bingo, Co-Author, iGaming Business North America (Dec 2015-Jan 2016)
• Tribal Interests Face Stacked Deck in Latest Skirmish Over Limits of Tribal Jurisdiction in the Supreme Court, Co-Author, American Gaming Lawyer (Autumn 2015)
• Supreme Court to Review Tribal Jurisdiction Case that Could Impact Doing Business in Indian Country, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (July 30, 2015)
• 'Location is Everything' In Tribal Casino Dispute, Quoted, NPR 91.5 KJZZ (July 29, 2015)
• Federal Political Issues for Online Gambling, Presenter, Tribal Online Gambling Conference (May 4, 2015)
• New California Online Poker Bills Seek Political Compromise and Consensus: But Could Prove Costly for the Santa Ysabel Tribe's Bet on Internet Bingo, Co-Author, American Gaming Lawyer (Spring 2015)
• The Santa Ysabel Tribe's Bet on Internet Bingo May Determine the Future of Class II Internet Gaming, Co-Author, Gaming Law Review and Economics, Volume 19, Number 2 (March 2015)
• Californian Court Puts Tribal Online Bingo Website on Ice, Co-Author, World Online Gambling Law Report (January 2015)
• Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors, Co-Author, Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 34, No.1 (Summer 2014)
• 'Bad actor' provisions thwart California i-gaming consensus, Author, World Online Gambling Law Report (July 2014)
• Land-Into-Trust Acquisitions for Gaming: Policy and Practice, Moderator, Indian Country Gaming Series, IMGL Spring Conference (April 25, 2014)
• Two Californian i-poker bills compete for tribal backing, Quoted, World Online Gambling Law Report, Vol. 13, Iss. 02 (February 2014)
• US Department of Justice targets gaming: beyond Las Vegas Sands FCPA disclosure, Co-Author, European Gaming Lawyer (Spring 2013)
• Effect of Patchak on Tribal Trust Lands, Co-Author, Casino Lawyer (Spring 2013)
• Minefield for the Unwary: Cautiously Optimistic Outlook on Online Gaming Expansion in the United States, Co-Author, April 2013 Issue Infinity Gaming Magazine (April 18, 2013)
• DOJ Unseals Indictment Against Online Sports Wagering Operators and Affiliates, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (April 11, 2013)
• United States iGaming regulation left to the States, Co-Author, World Online Gambling Law Report (January 28, 2013)
• Life After Patchak: What Does It Mean for Tribal Gaming in California?, Author, Riverside Lawyer magazine (October 2012)
• US iGaming Expansion, Co-Author, Worldwide Online Gambling Law Report (September 2012)
• Over-Under on Legalized Sports Betting in California, Co-Author, Daily Journal (June 25, 2012)
• Betting on i-Gaming could have big returns, Co-Author, Daily Journal (May 11, 2012)
• Native American Gaming: Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, Guest Speaker, CEM Audio Edge, Casino Management Enterprise (January 18, 2012)
• Indian Country Gaming and the Obama Administration, Panelist, 14th Annual National Institute of the Gaming Law Minefield, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 18-19, 2010)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Most Influential Women, AZ Business Magazine (2016)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Native American Law (2005-2019)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Native American Law (2015, 2017)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Gaming Law (2011, 2016, 2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Native American Law (2014-2018)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Native American Law (Nationwide) (2009-2018); Gaming & Licensing (Nationwide) (2013-2018)
•Chambers Global: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Gaming & Licensing (Global-Wide) (2012-2017)
•Women in Law Awards, Gaming Law, Lawyer Monthly Magazine (2014)
•Who's Who Legal, Sports & Entertainment (2013-2017)
•Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers (2011-present)
•Greater Phoenix Attorney at Law Magazine feature story, The Women of Snell & Wilmer (December 2009)
•Casino Enterprise Management feature story, The 2006 Great Women of Gaming (March 2007)
•Top Ten Great Women of Gaming (2006)
•Profile, Phoenix Magazine (November 2006)
•Profile, Phoenix Business Journal (June 2005)
•First American Leadership Award, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (2001)
•Valley Influential-Law, Phoenix Business Journal (1999)

Community Involvement

•Women’s Leadership Council for Valley of the Sun United Way, Inaugural Member
•Tocqueville Society
•Maricopa County Justice Museum & Learning Center, Founding Member
•Arizona Women Lawyers Honoring Justice O'Connor, Executive Committee
•University of Iowa College of Law Foundation, Board of Directors
•ASU Native American Law Students, Mentor
•Volunteer Lawyers Program
•National Charity League, Camelback Mountain Chapter
•President (2011-2012)
•Vice President of Philanthropy (2009-2010)
•Boys Team Charity, Camelback Chapter
•Team Manager (2015-2016)
•Boy Scout Troop 6, Merit Badge Counselor
•Prince of Peace Church, Volunteer
•Arcadia High School, Boys' Soccer Booster President and Media Comm Booster President
•Philanthropy Volunteer
•ICM
•Andre House
•St. Mary's Food Bank
•Back to School Clothing Drive
•Homeward Bound

Related News & Events

Sep 27
Phoenix Partner Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier Participates in Panel at IMGL Autumn Conference in Prague

Sep 10
Sports Betting & Tribal Gaming in the West: Arizona, California and New Mexico Indian Gaming Lawyer - Autumn 2018

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Mar 02
The State of Indian Gaming in Arizona Indian Gaming Lawyer

Sep 26
New Mexico Tribal Gaming: Long and Bumpy Road Indian Gaming Lawyer

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

May 01
Current Battles and the Future of Off-Reservation Indian Gaming Indian Gaming Lawyer

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jan 31
Tribal Gaming in the Wake of the Injunction Against Santa Ysabel's Desert Rose Bingo Online Gambling Lawyer

Sep 12
ABA Appoints Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier Chair of Business Law Section’s Business and Corporate Litigation Committee

Sep 01
American Indian Tribes and Canadian First Nations: The Impact of Gaming Law and Policy on the Industry Business Law Today

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jul 14
Az Business Magazine Names Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier into the 2016 Edition of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Mar 21
Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier Ranked as a Leader in the Field of Gaming & Gambling in Chambers Global 2016

Feb 22
20th Annual National Institute on Gaming Law Minefield Welcomes Phoenix Attorneys Patrick Fowler and Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Jan 01
Lessons from the Santa Ysabel Tribe's Bet on Internet Bingo iGaming Business North America

Sep 01
Who’s Who Legal Ranks Multiple Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in Various Categories

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jul 29
Valley Partnership Welcomes Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier As Presenter on Strategic Development Opportunities & the Gila River Indian Community

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Apr 06
Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier Ranked as a Leader in the Field of Gaming & Gambling in Chambers Global 2015

Jan 30
California Court Puts Tribal Online Bingo Website on Ice World Online Gambling Law Report

Dec 08
Who’s Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment 2014 Includes Snell & Wilmer Partner Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier

Sep 17
Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors Franchise Law Journal

Related Publications

May 14
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That States May Conduct Sports Betting

Sep 14
Legal Alert - Pharmaceutical Company Seeks to Use Tribal Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Inter Partes Review

Apr 26
Legal Alert - SCOTUS Explores Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Lewis and Clarke Fender Bender

Dec 18
Legal Alert - Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) New Rights-of-Way Regulations to Become Effective

Jul 30
Legal Alert - Supreme Court to Review Tribal Jurisdiction Case that Could Impact Doing Business in Indian Country

Mar 24
Global Connection - March 2015

Dec 15
Legal Alert - California Court Grants TRO Against Iipay Nation in Online Bingo Case

Mar 14
Legal Alert - Office of the Solicitor Issues Carcieri “Fix” Opinion

Nov 14
Legal Alert - Bureau of Indian Affairs Finalizes Changes to Land-Into-Trust Procedures in Light of Patchak

Jul 31
Legal Alert - Recent Developments Related to Doing Business on Indian Lands

American Bar Foundation

•Business Law Section, Executive Council

•Gaming Law Committee & Tribal Courts

•Commission on Domestic Violence, Past Member

•House of Delegates, Past Member

•Young Lawyers Division, Past Officer

•State Bar of Arizona

•Indian Law Section, Founding Member and Past Chairperson

•Young Lawyers Division, Past Executive Officer

•Arizona High School Mock Trial Program, Past State Legal Counsel Coordinator

•Maricopa County Bar Association

•Board of Directors, Past President

•Young Lawyers Division, Past President

•Native American Bar Association of Arizona, Founding Member

•Judge Pro Tem for Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court

•Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, Past Attorney Member

•Arizona Women Lawyers Association

•Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Gaming
  • Government Relations
  • Native American Affairs
  • International
  • Securities Litigation and Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6366  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.A., Journalism and Broadcasting - double major, with distinction, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
Various Tribal Courts; United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•International Masters of Gaming Law, Past President
•Executive Editor, Gaming Law Review and Economics
•International Association of Gaming Advisors
•American Bar Association
•fellow, American Bar Foundation
•Business Law Section
•Business & Corporate Litigation Committee, Chair
•Fellows Advisory Committee and Past fellow
•Gaming Law Committee & Tribal Courts
• Business Law Today, Past Editorial Board Chair
•Past Executive Council Member
•Commission on Domestic Violence, Past Member
•House of Delegates, Past Member
•Young Lawyers Division, Past Officer
•State Bar of Arizona
•Indian Law Section, Founding Member and Past Chairperson
•Young Lawyers Division, Past Executive Officer
•Arizona High School Mock Trial Program, Past State Legal Counsel Coordinator
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•Board of Directors, Past President
•Young Lawyers Division, Past President
•Native American Bar Association of Arizona, Founding Member
•Judge Pro Tem for Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court
•Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, Past Attorney Member
•Arizona Women Lawyers Association
•Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Birth Information:
Preston, Iowa, 1959
ISLN:
904908341

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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