Bethany Sullivan is a senior associate attorney with Maier Pfeffer Kim Geary & Cohen LLP. Bethany advises broadly on tribal governance, economic development, fee-to-trust land acquisitions, gaming and business transactions, taxation, natural resources and environmental compliance, and other matters involving tribal, federal, and state law. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Bethany was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law and the founding Director of the Natural Resource Use & Management Clinic at the University of Arizona College of Law. She worked with a variety of clients, including tribal governments, and taught courses on natural resource and administrative law. Bethany began her legal career as an attorney-advisor with the Department of the Interior. In this capacity, she advised the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs on policy, regulation, and litigation concerning tribal lands and natural resources. Throughout her career, Bethany has authored articles and presented on tribal lands, taxation, and federal regulation in Indian country.
Bethany obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, graduating Order of the Coif and with a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy.