Natalie Landreth is a Senior Staff Attorney based in the Anchorage office and member of the Litigation Management Committee. Her practice covers a wide variety of federal Indian law and election law issues, including Voting Rights Act, Constitutional voter protections, tribal jurisdiction, the Indian Child Welfare Act, subsistence hunting and fishing and cultural resource protection. She has been instrumental in establishing key voter protections in Alaska through two significant cases (Nick v. Bethel in 2008 and Toyukak v. Treadwell in 2014) and she testified in Congress in support of the renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 2006. She has also been at the forefront of the development of tribal jurisdiction in Alaska through her involvement in a series of cases beginning with Kaltag Tribal Council v. Hogan, a case that established Alaska tribes have original jurisdiction to adjudicate children’s cases. Ms. Landreth also represents the Bering Sea Elders, a consortium of 39 coastal tribes who rely on the Bering Sea for their subsistence hunting and fishing, as they try to protect their way of life which is currently under threat from commercial fishing and expanding shipping lanes.
Ms. Landreth also serves on the Alaska Bar Association Ethics Committee, the Child-In-Need-of-Aid Court Rules Committee, and the Alaska Court Improvement Committee (ICWA Subcommittee). Ms. Landreth is a graduate of Harvard University (magna cum laude) and Harvard Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dana Fabe, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. She is an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma (Imatobby and Colbert families).