Lawrence S. Roberts

Lawrence S. Roberts currently is in private practice within the Litigation Department of Kilpatrick Townsend in Washington D.C. In 2012, he was appointed by President Obama to work at the Department of the Interior within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, including leading Indian Affairs from the previous Assistant Secretary’s departure at the end of 2015 through January 20, 2017.  Prior to his appointment to Interior, Mr. Roberts served as the General Counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission.  In serving as the chief legal officer, he advised the Chairwoman and Commissioners on all matters before the Commission, including: litigation, enforcement actions, Commission decisions, and the adoption of Commission rules and policies. Mr. Roberts began his legal career in the United States Department of Justice’s Honors Program as a trial attorney in the Indian Resources Section.  Mr. Roberts graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1995 and is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.