Lecturer in Law
Carla Fredericks Of Counsel to Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan LLP. She focuses her practice on complex and appellate litigation and Native American affairs, representing Indian tribes and organizations in a variety of litigation and policy matters.
Ms. Fredericks is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Indian College Fund and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribe Endowment Trust. She regularly acts as a moderator and speaker for lectures and seminars on issues pertaining to Indian law. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Indigenous Peoples’ Task Force of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. She has also performed extensive pro bono and fundraising work in the social justice arena, including preparing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of Native American groups submitted to the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Fredericks was formerly a partner at Milberg LLP in New York, where she began their Native American practice and ran their human rights litigation practice. She was also an integral part of the case team in the In re Tyco International Ltd. Securities Litigation, which settled in 2007 for a record $3.2 billion.
While in Law School, she was a Public Interest Fellow, a Charles Evans Hughes Scholarship recipient, and treasurer of the Columbia Native American Law Students Association. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the National Native American Bar Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Finance Officers’ Association, and is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.