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Indian Nations Law Update - April 2015

April 09, 2015

Pierson article on sovereign immunity published in The Federal Lawyer magazine

An article by Godfrey & Kahn Indian Nations Law team leader Brian Pierson, "The Precarious Immunity of Tribal Business Corporations," appears in the April issue of The Federal Lawyer magazine. The article is also available on the magazine’s website:

 2015 Tribal Clean Energy Project Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 11 tribal communities to receive nearly $6 million in funding to implement clean energy and energy efficiency retrofit projects for tribal buildings and deploy clean energy systems on a community scale on Indian lands.

Godfrey & Kahn assisted two of the tribes that received large grants. To learn more about how Godfrey & Kahn might help your tribe achieve energy independence or for more information on the firm’s Indian country renewable energy practice, contact Brian Pierson at 414.287.9456 or

Godfrey & Kahn’s 25th Annual Labor and Employment Conference

Godfrey & Kahn’s Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group will present its annual Labor & Employment Law conference in May at three locations throughout the state of Wisconsin. The seminar will include a panel discussion on common mistakes made by employers when conducting workplace investigations and the consequences of those mistakes. Other sessions include: Lessons from the National Labor Relations Board: A guide for union and non-union employers and ADA compliance strategies for baby boomers, Generation X and millennials. All conferences run from 8:00 a.m. to noon, at the following locations:

• Green Bay – Thursday, May 21 (Lambeau Field Atrium)

• Milwaukee – Wednesday, May 27 (Milwaukee Marriott Downtown)

• Madison – Thursday, May 28 (Monona Terrace)

The seminar, which is offered free of charge, is designed to serve the needs of executives, in-house counsel, human resource professionals and front-line supervisors. Pending approval by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, this seminar may be eligible for CLE credits.

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