Jennifer Lamirand focuses her practice on litigation in the areas of tribal law, federal Indian law, gaming, securities, contracts, and insurance. Jennifer has represented a wide range of clients including tribal governments and officials, national and international financial institutions, insurance companies, local businesses, and individuals in a wide range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums. She is a citizen of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and serves as an Associate Justice on the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Supreme Court. In addition to being admitted in California and Oklahoma, Jennifer is admitted to practice law in the courts of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Cherokee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and Seminole Nation.
In her tribal and federal Indian law practice, Jennifer has acted as an Assistant Attorney General or Assistant General Counsel for several tribal nations in Oklahoma. She advises tribal governments on tribal governance matters; advises tribal governments, individuals, and companies on tribal law and federal Indian law questions; assists with the drafting of tribal resolutions and ordinances; assists with the drafting of tribal codes; assists with the drafting of contractual agreements; assists with administrative processes with the Bureau of Indian Affairs with the U.S. Government; and handles litigation matters in tribal courts, state courts, federal courts, administrative forums, and alternative dispute resolution forums.
In her securities litigation practice, Jennifer has represented broker-dealers, financial advisors, and investment advisers in courts, self-regulatory organization dispute resolution forums, and administrative proceedings on a range of securities industry issues including work transitions, disputes regarding investments and account management, public record disclosures and expungements, and inquiries from industry regulators. She has experience leading litigation matters from the initial pleading stage through final hearings on the merits.
Jennifer also enjoys engaging in volunteer activities in her local community. At various times she has volunteered and provided pro bono services for Oklahoma Indian Legal Services and Public Counsel of Los Angeles. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park and the Oklahoma Alumni & Associates of Family, Career, and Communities Leaders of America.
- J.D. Notre Dame Law School
- LL.M. London School of Economics and Political Science
- B.A. Oklahoma State University
- American Bar Association, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty (2019-2022)
- Oklahoma Bar Association Indian Law Section, Chair (2020), Vice Chair (2019), Secretary (2018), Budget Officer/Treasurer (2017)
- Oklahoma Indian Bar Association
- National Native American Bar Association
- Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel (Previous)
- Defense Research Institute
- Notre Dame Alumni Association, Oklahoma City Chapter
- Board of Directors of Oklahoma Alumni & Associates of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
- Board of Directors of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
- Past Member of Board of Directors of Heart of Oklahoma Council of Camp Fire
- Best Lawyers Ones to Watch (OKC) in Litigation – Securities; Native American Law (2021 – Present)
- okc.BIZ Forty Under 40 (2017)
- “Gavel to Gavel: McGirt v. Oklahoma — Old Promises and New Opportunities,” The Journal Record, July 29, 2020
- “Decision Allows States, Tribal Jurisdictions to Develop Sports Gaming,” The Oklahoman, June 7, 2018
- “Made in Indian Country: Government Contracting Opportunities for Tribes and Tribal Members” Oklahoma Bar Journal, May 21, 2015
- Opening the Door to EPA Challenges-But Only So Far, Law360, 2012