Del Laverdure joins Akin Gump firm after leadership role at BIA


Last updated 3/17/2013 at 1:50pm

Donald “Del” Laverdure, an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Montana (Ties the Bundle Clan) with ancestry from the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, was appointed by then Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk to the post of Deputy Assistant Secretary beginning July 29, 2009.

Del Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe, is joining the Indian law and policy practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Laverdure has spent the last three-and-a-half years in leadership roles at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He’ll be bringing his management and policy expertise to his new job, where he will serve as a strategic advisor and will help tribes with tax, infrastructure, natural resource and other issues.

“Akin Gump has a strong and growing American Indian law group that has been a powerful advocate for tribal governmental interests,” Laverdure indicated in a press release. “The...

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