Patrick Sullivan, J.D., M.B.A.

Patrick Sullivan’s law practice spans regulatory matters before agencies including the Department of Interior and National Indian Gaming Commission, litigation of agency decisions and policy in federal courts, lobbying and legislative policy, and advising tribal, state and municipal government clients in government-to-government negotiations. Mr. Sullivan supports investments and transactions involving Indian tribes through contract drafting and negotiation.


Patrick Sullivan has deep experience gained in a major national law firm advising clients on law and policy related to Indian tribes. He has published and spoken on Indian law issues and serves actively on the board of the Indian Law Section of the Oregon State Bar where he developed a continuing education program.

During his legal education, Mr. Sullivan worked in the United States Department of the Interior and National Indian Gaming Commission, giving him a unique understanding of the operation of those agencies.

As a former software industry executive, Mr. Sullivan brings deep knowledge and enthusiasm for technology and entrepreneurship.


  • Lobbied Congress and Department of Interior for approval of a major river restoration project
  • Represented state in major gaming compact litigation
  • Represented California Indian tribe in negotiation of Tribal-State Compact and intergovernmental agreements with local governments.
  • Represented various clients in litigation against the federal government challenging federal agency decisions.


  • Guest Lecturer, “Negotiating and Litigating Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts,” University of Tulsa College of Law Gaming Law Course, March 20, 2017
  • Speaker and Moderator, “Negotiating Contracts with Indian Tribes and Tribal Entities,” Oregon State Bar Indian Law Section Justice in Indian Country CLE, October 6, 2015
  • Speaker, “The Indian Land-To-Trust Process in the United States,” 2014 International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 2014 Annual Conference, September 13, 2014.