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Andrew Houlding | Developments in Indian Law in Federal and Tribal Courts

On March 24, 2021, UKS attorney Andrew Houlding will serve as the moderator for a Connecticut Bar Association virtual program concerning Developments in Indian Law in Federal and Tribal Courts.  Featured speakers include Professor Bethany Berger, UConn School of Law, Edward Gasser, Esq., Gasser Law Firm LLC and Joseph Strafaci, Esq. Law Offices of M. John Strafaci. This program will provide updates on current caselaw in areas concerning tribal jurisdiction, taxation and civil rights, as well as insights into the Indian Law jurisprudence of the US Supreme Court’s newest Justices, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett. Click here for more information on this event.

Attorney Houlding, Co-Chair of the Indian Law Section, has a great deal of litigation experience on the issue of state and federal court jurisdiction over matters arising on federally recognized Indian tribal reservations. Mr. Houlding’s appellate cases have successfully defended tribal sovereignty interests, including Kizis v. Morse Diesel International, Inc., 260 Conn. 46 (2002); Davidson v. MTGA, 97 Conn. App. 146 (2006), cert. denied 280 Conn. 941; Beecher v. Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, 282 Conn. 130 (2007); and Drabik v. Thomas, 184 Conn. App. 238, 239, 194 A.3d 894, 898 (2018)(cert denied.330 Conn. 929 (2018).  Mr. Houlding practices in the Connecticut state and federal Courts and in the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court and the Mohegan Tribal Court, where he has litigated multiple cases.