Daniel Rey-Bear is a partner in the Nordhaus Law Firm, one of the oldest national law firms that specializes in representing Indian tribes. He is also Vice-President of the California Indian Law Association, which serves as the representative of California Indian law attorneys. Rey-Bear specializes in litigation concerning federal trust duties and tribal sovereign immunity, as well as litigation and transactional work concerning tribal jurisdiction. Other areas of expertise include trust-land acquisitions, environmental permitting and regulation, title issues, and tax disputes, as well as intergovernmental issues and client support for projects involving economic development, resource management, and environmental protection, assessments, and remediation. He has represented tribes from Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Louisiana, Washington State, and Wyoming.
Before joining the Nordhaus Law Firm, Rey-Bear served as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, Ga.