Paul G. Moorehead is a partner and member of the Indian Tribal Governments Team within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group. Paul's practice is dedicated exclusively to federal Indian law and policy. As such, he focuses on initiatives, policies and programs that affect Indian tribal governments and Native American people, including appropriations, commercial transactions, energy and natural resources development, trust reform, environmental protection, gaming, health care and telemedicine, housing and infrastructure development, tribal self governance, taxation, and Indian land and water rights settlements.
From 19972005, Paul was chief counsel and staff director to the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. In this capacity, his responsibilities included legislative oversight of all federal programs and related appropriations for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.
Before his service in the Senate, Paul was counsel and government affairs director to the National Congress of American Indians, the largest, oldest, and most representative Indian tribal advocacy organization in the nation. In that position, he guided NCAI in its advocacy on Capitol Hill, in the agencies and in the courts where he helped articulate positions on land into trust and gaming, appropriations, federal recognition, taxation and economic development, health care, child welfare, veterans affairs and a variety of other matters.
Paul has spoken to many national, regional and local groups on a variety of Indian related topics, especially tribal governance and economic development initiatives. Paul has been ranked by Chambers USA since 2006 for Native American Law.
Paul received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1988 and his bachelor's degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1985.
He is a member of the District of Columbia bar and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.