The bright young mind of Amber Penn-Roco, an enrolled member of the Chehalis Tribe, has joined the team of Galanda Broadman.
The Indian lawyer deepens the already strong bench at the Washington state-based law firm, and comes from K+L Gates, Seattle’s second largest law firm, where she was an associate for three years.
“Amber is one of the best and brightest young Indian lawyers around,” Gabe Galanda, the firm’s managing partner said. “As our tribal law firm continues to grow, we remain very grateful to our tribal clients for the trust they put in us and the opportunity to fight for Indian country.”
Penn-Roco brings a solid background and knowledge of complex land and environmental issues and multi-party litigation involving tribal sovereignty, torts and hazardous materials. She also provides experience in transactional matters, including entity formation, environmental compliance and permitting.
Before joining K+L Gates, she worked in the Native American Unit of the Northwest Justice Project, providing affordable access to justice for low-income tribal populations. She has also served as a Governing Council Member of the Northwest Indian Bar Association.
Penn-Roco graduated from the University of Washington School of Law, Washington State University (summa cum laude), and Centralia College. While in law school, she served as President of both the Native American Law Students’ Association and the Minority Law Students’ Association.