Former Congressman Dale Kildee Joins Ietan Consulting and Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) Ietan Consulting announced that former Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI) will be joining the firm as a policy advisor.  Mr. Kildee will also be joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a senior consultant in its American Indian law and policy practice.

Mr. Kildee served 18 terms in Congress and was the founder of the Congressional Native American Caucus.  During his tenure in Congress, he was one of the foremost experts on Native American issues.

“We are thrilled to have Congressman Kildee join our firm,” said Ietan managing partner Wilson K. Pipestem.  “Very few people have dedicated their lives to helping improve Indian Country like Dale Kildee, and we look forward to his continued advocacy for Indian Country.”

Added Don Pongrace, head of the public law and policy practice at Akin Gump, “Congressman Kildee is an icon in Indian Country, and we are very pleased to be able to tap into his experience and wisdom on behalf of our clients. We look forward to working with him in his new endeavor —we know he will continue to be a tremendous asset for Indian Country.”

“As he was during his time in Congress, I know Dale will continue to be a strong advocate for all of Indian Country,” said Ietan partner Holly Cook Macarro.  “His unyielding support for tribal sovereignty throughout his career has been invaluable.”

“For most of my public career, both in the Michigan State Legislature and in the U.S. Congress, I have had the honor and privilege to work with Indian tribes to bring some justice to Indian Country,” Mr. Kildee stated. “I look forward to continuing my role in advocating for the inherent sovereignty of tribal governments.”

Ietan Consulting is a Native-owned, Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that specializes in working on behalf of tribal governments.  Ietan Consulting has a strategic alliance with the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


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