MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (March 29, 2021) – Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C. is excited to announce that Jeff Keohane is joining the firm’s Mountain View office. He adds considerable experience to Schwabe’s growing Native American and Alaska Native law practice. Jeff also adds depth to the firm’s environmental law practice, specifically within the area of water law.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff join our Natural Resources industry group. His 23 years of experience make him one of the premier environmental attorneys in Indian country,” said Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. “His vast portfolio in environmental and Native America law speaks for itself and will truly be an asset to our team.”

Jeff counsels tribal governments, corporations, and individuals on environmental and natural resources issues, including water rights and redevelopment and energy matters as well as all the major federal and California environmental statutes. He has also represented clients on matters of Native American law—from gaming and hospitality to recognition, jurisdictional matters, and land into trust matters—throughout his career.

“Schwabe’s industry-focused model sets the standard for the legal industry and I am eager to join the Natural Resources industry group,” said Jeff Keohane, Of Counsel at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. “My areas of expertise align with Schwabe’s client vision and priorities. I look forward to being a part of a firm committed to growth and excellence.”

Prior to joining Schwabe, Jeff had a thriving environmental and Native American law practice at several private practice law firms, and most recently, he served as Principal at Keohane Law. Early in his career, Jeff worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel.

Jeff graduated from Stanford Law School with his Juris Doctor degree and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University. Jeff has served as an Adjunct Professor of federal Indian and Native American tribal law at UC Davis School of Law. He also frequently donates his time as pro bono counsel to families facing eviction in the Bay Area.

About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based ‎on a ‎deep industry focus. We provide a wide range of legal services to our clients through ‎‎‎comprehensive, ‎proactive, and industry-focused advice to help them achieve their goals. We ‎‎focus on six industry ‎groups: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Technology; Transportation, Ports, and Maritime; Real ‎‎Estate and ‎Construction; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. With ‎more ‎‎than ‎‎175 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest ‎regional law firms, ‎with ‎offices in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon; Seattle and Vancouver, Washington; Mountain View, California; and Anchorage, Alaska.

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