Native American law, a well-established practice area west of the Mississippi, is gaining ground at eastern firms, as displaced tribes seek to reclaim ancestral lands and make them profitable. After successful settlements led to two casinos in Connecticut, other tribes started bringing land-claim suits -- and law firms are lining up to help. While tribes' finances are short and the odds of winning long, there are still legal fees to be had, since casino developers are willing to underwrite legal costs.
Eastern Law Firms Roll the Dice on Indian Law
New Jersey Law Journal
March 20, 2006