PNWA Member/Partner Webinar: Understanding the Rights of Tribes: Impacts and Opportunities for the Ports and Maritime Industry

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Date(s) - 06/25/2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Zoom Video Webinar

We’ve canceled our 2020 Summer Conference, but don’t want you to miss out on the information we all need to help address and understand the issues of the day. So we are delivering it online instead!


Sarah Lawson and Connie Sue Martin
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Thursday, June 25
1:30 p.m. PDT

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This presentation will describe the role and influence of Indian tribes on permits and uses of Pacific Northwest waterways, and offer insights about how private companies can work with tribes to facilitate permit review, or pursue joint business opportunities.


About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

What do you get when you’re “Represented by Schwabe”? Innovative solutions from lawyers who know every deal has a dream and every risk an opportunity. A committed team that understands your industry and cares about your business. And the comprehensive resources of one of the Pacific Northwest’s top law firms.

Our lawyers provide exceptional legal counsel, and that’s critical. But our value goes beyond that. We don’t sit around and wait for the phone to ring. We get out of the office and put on hard hats to meet clients where they are, in their industries. This helps us see around corners, spot trends and navigate approaching challenges before they become problems. That’s why clients put us in the leadership circle and consider us partners in the business. Our understanding of six key ‎industry sectors—Healthcare and Life Sciences; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Natural Resources; Real Estate and Construction; Technology; and Transportation, Ports and Maritime—allows us to help clients achieve success through ideas, advice, and exceptional ‎legal counsel.

With more than 170 attorneys in eight offices, we are among the largest law firms in the region. Clients from start-ups and entrepreneurs to the Fortune 500 count on us for full-spectrum legal services to help them achieve goals throughout their business lives.


Sarah Lawson, Of Counsel

Sarah Lawson works with tribal governments and tribal entities to achieve self-governance and economic development goals while protecting tribal resources and sovereignty. Before joining Schwabe, Sarah spent over 10 years working in tribal government, advising tribal council and tribal departments on a variety of matters including contracts, real estate development, and legislation. She frequently advises companies doing business in Indian Country, helping them navigate tribal and federal laws and contracts with tribal entities. Sarah is an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.


Connie Sue Martin, Shareholder

Connie Sue Martin is an environmental and Indian law attorney in Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt’s Seattle office. She helps Indian tribes, ports, companies of all sizes, and individuals address environmental contamination, and restore injured natural resources.




Thank you to our webinar sponsor