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Lewis Roca Lawyer Recognized by ASU Indian Law Program

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (April 7, 2022) – Lewis Roca announced that Indian law and tribal affairs lawyer, Jacob Schellinger, was selected as the recipient of the Arizona State University Indian Legal Program’s Emerging Leader Award for 2022. This award acknowledges and encourages service to Indian Country and the Indian Legal Program by alumni who are less than ten years out of law school. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in their professional career, volunteer work, and promotion or support of the Indian Legal Program and/or ASU NALSA.

Schellinger’s practice focuses on advising tribal governments and tribal entities on gaming, economic development and governance matters. His experience working on Indian law and policy at the national level informs his approach to serving client needs. 

Previously, Schellinger served as Vice President of Government Relations for the National Congress of American Indians. He was also Counsel for the Office of the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He has worked with numerous tribal leaders, congressional members and staff, agency officials, interest groups and others regarding legislation, regulatory activity and legal matters affecting tribal governments.

Schellinger received his J.D. from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

About Lewis Roca

Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm serving clients globally in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations, labor and employment, and regulatory counseling. Its offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley, and Tucson. To learn more about the firm, please visit us at our website at





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