Barry Brandon brings more than 25 years of experience in American Indian law and public policy. He has extensive federal government experience, previously working as a senior federal official. He has served as a lawyer and advisor to numerous Indian Nations and as a consultant to private sector entities seeking to do work in Indian Country. Barry has also served as an expert witness in Indian Law litigation.
Prior to joining Doerner, Barry served as founder and president of a consulting company. He provided a broad range of consulting services to a diverse client base that included federally recognized Indian tribes, a national financial services association, international and national developers, investors and manufacturers. He also served as senior vice-president and general counsel to the Seneca Gaming Corporation, one of the United States' largest tribally-owned resort casinos.
In addition, Barry was a partner at an international law firm, where he was a founding member of the firm's American Indian Law and Policy Practice Group. Barry’s public sector experience includes work as chief of staff and general counsel at the National Indian Gaming Commission, deputy director at the United States Department of the Interior, serving in the secretary's Indian Water Rights Office and as a senior trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice.
Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement
- Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, member
- Seneca Nation of Indians of New York, adopted member
- Washington State Bar Association, member
- Washington D.C. Bar Association, member
- Seneca Nation Bar, member
- Native American Bar Association, former board member
- Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C., founding board member
- Northwest Indian Bar Association of Seattle, founding member, past-president and vice-president
- WNED/WBFO Buffalo*Toronto, Board of Directors, November 2013 - Present
- Canterbury Woods, Board of Directors, Chair of Strategic Planning, April 2012
- J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1987
- Certificate, University of New Mexico School of Law, Special scholarship for Indian law, 1984
- B.A., Political Science, Western Washington University, 1983
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia, 2002