Ms. Rebecca Sher joined the firm as an associate in 2015.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sher received extensive experience in federal Indian and tribal law while a law student at the University of Colorado Law School, and as a graduate of the American Indian Law Program. During law school, Ms. Sher served as a production editor for the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review and as the Vice President of the University of Colorado Native American Law Students Association (NALSA). Ms. Sher also competed in the National NALSA Moot Court Competition. As a Student Attorney in the American Indian Law Clinic, Ms. Sher negotiated and litigated on behalf of an Alaskan Native family in an Indian Child Welfare Case in numerous state court proceedings, among other projects.
Ms. Sher worked for the firm as a full time law clerk from August 2014 through December 2014, where she assisted with litigation in federal court, assisted in government-to-government consultations, and helped a Tribe negotiate NEPA and ESA issues with the BIA and the FWS. Ms. Sher has also advised tribal governments on taxation matters, the development of oil and gas, and in water rights management.
Natural Resources; Water Rights; Taxation; Indian Child Welfare Act; Environmental Law.
Colorado; Oklahoma; Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
University of Colorado Law School (J.D., 2014); Production Editor, Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review; Wellesley College (B.A., 2008).
PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
Law Clerk, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP (Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015), Student Attorney, American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School (2013-2014); Summer Law Clerk, DNA-People′s Legal Services (2013); Legal Intern, National Indian Law Library (2012); Research Assistant, Natural Resources Law Center (2012).
Colorado Bar Association.