Josh Clause uses his expertise in federal Indian law to assist clients in shaping public policy, pursuing new economic opportunities, and representing their interests before federal decision makers. Josh launched his career in Washington, DC working at two of the country’s most prestigious large law firms, where he represented clients in high-stakes matters, tackled complex legal and policy issues, and advocated before Congress, courts, and various federal agencies.
Josh joined Sixkiller Consulting from Dentons US, LLP, a premier global law firm, where he was a managing associate in the Native American Law & Policy Practice. His practice focused on tribal land acquisitions and economic development. Josh represented the tribe involved in the very first Carcieri related fee-to-trust acquisition by the Department of the Interior, and defended that acquisition in subsequent litigation.
Josh’s first job in DC was as an associate at Patton Boggs, LLP where his practice spanned the spectrum from Indian law and government contracting to government investigations and federal advocacy. He represented several companies subject to high-profile government investigations and offered strategic advice and counsel on how to resolve these complex situations.
He is a former two-term president of the Native American Bar Association of DC, an organization dedicated to those Indian law and policy professionals living in Washington, DC. During law school, he was elected president of the National Native American Law Student Association.
Josh is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation enrolled at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. He earned his B.A. in Geography and Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.