Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Keith Harper focuses his practice on litigation and Native American affairs. Throughout his career, Mr. Harper has represented tribes and individual Indians.
Mr. Harper served as a Principal Advisor and Chair of the Native American Domestic Policy Committee for the Obama campaign and then as a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team in the Energy & Environment Cluster.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Harper was a litigator at the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) in the Washington, D.C. Office. During his tenure at NARF, he also taught "Federal Indian Law" as Adjunct Professor at Catholic University Columbus School of Law and at American University Washington College of Law. In 2001, Mr. Harper was appointed Appellate Justice on the highest court of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, where he served until October 2007. More recently, he served on the Supreme Court of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Mr. Harper is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. While attending New York University School of Law, he served as Articles & Note Editor for the Journal of International Law & Politics. The National Law Journal selected Mr. Harper as one of 50 “Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” in May 2008. Diversity & The Bar magazine selected him as one of the fourteen minority "Rainmakers."