Sue Noe

Staff Attorney

Sue Noe is a senior staff attorney in NARF’s Boulder office. Sue joined NARF as a staff attorney in 2012. While working in private practice, prior to joining NARF, Sue teamed with NARF to work on behalf of the Nez Perce Tribe in the Snake River Basin Adjudication in Idaho and the Klamath Tribes in the Klamath Basin Adjudication (KBA) in Oregon. Both adjudications met with success—the first ending in a Congressionally-approved settlement and the latter securing resounding victories before Oregon’s Office of Administrative Hearings. Sue continues to represent the Klamath Tribes as lead tribal attorney in the Klamath County Circuit Court proceedings in the KBA.

In addition to her work in the United States, Sue also has substantial international experience. She currently represents Native American tribes in international negotiations within the United Nations system. The negotiations seek to secure protections for indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions, and genetic resources.

Sue received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with high honors, and earned an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, where she received several awards for scholastic excellence. Along with her former law professor, George (Rock) Pring, Sue has co-authored two book chapters on natural resource issues in international law published by Oxford University Press. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Oregon, and New York.

See Sue’s resume to learn more about her experience and credentials.