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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Adam N. Tabor

Renewable Energy

Advise electric power company regarding hydroelectric licensing issues.
Advise wind energy company on federal Endangered Species Act issues regarding threatened bat species habitat and behavior in Ohio state permitting process.
Advise wind energy company on Nationwide Permit issues with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Michigan field office.
Advise wind energy company on issues related to National Historic Preservation Act compliance in Oklahoma.

Natural Resources

Advise medical research company on federal wildlife export laws.
Advise timber company on endangered species conservation planning.
Represent fishing industry group in appeal regarding foreign crewmembers' eligibility for Hawaii commercial fishing licenses.
Represent industry advisory council in litigation involving Hawaii state agency oversight of aquarium fish collection.

Transportation

Advise Class I railroad on Washington State shoreline permitting issues.
Represent Class I railroad in federal litigation over federal preemption of state action.
Advise logistics infrastructure company on litigation regarding leasing state-owned land in Washington State.
Advise logistics infrastructure company on litigation regarding shoreline permitting in Washington State.
Advised a Class I railroad’s marketing units on transportation contract negotiation and drafting.
Represented a Class I railroad in a federal lawsuit involving Washington State officials’ denials of permits to build an export terminal.
Counseled a Class I railroad’s marketing, finance, and legal departments on regulatory developments at the Surface Transportation Board.

Tribal Affairs

Advise tribal entity on obtaining federal recognition.
Represented federally recognized tribe in defense of constitutionality of Indian Child Welfare Act.
Counseled federally recognized tribes on tribal gaming compact interpretation issues.
Counseled federally recognized tribes on status of gaming devices under federal law.
Counseled Alaskan tribal corporation regarding Convention on Law of the Sea.
Represented federally recognized tribe before Bureau of Indian Affairs over constitutional concerns with land into trust application.
Represented federally recognized tribe as amicus curiae in state supreme court case implicating tribal, state, and federal criminal jurisdiction in Indian country.
Represented federally recognized tribe as intervenor in defense of Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision to take land into trust for the tribe’s benefit.

Public Law and Policy

Represented sign manufacturer in bid protest following Washington State Lottery’s selection of another bidder in government contracting matter.
Represented state as an intervenor in ratemaking proceeding before the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.
Defended county’s board of commissioners in lawsuit by county’s superior court over county budget matters.
Represented state sheriffs’ association in advocacy before Washington State Attorney General’s Office ahead of attorney general opinion release on county budget matters.
Represented group of concerned citizens in challenge to city income tax ordinance.
Represented three international adoption agencies in challenge to the State Department’s refusal to renew international adoption accreditations.
Represented group of non-profit charter schools in defense of Washington State’s charter school law.
Advise medical research company on federal and state public records disclosure issues.
Advise national beverage company on federal trade practices appeal.
Represent industry trade group in formal complaint proceeding against national airlines over research animal transportation practices.

Crisis Response (COVID-19)

Advise critical infrastructure manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers on continued operations under state and local “shelter-in-place” orders.
Advise health insurance company headquartered in the Pacific Northwest on tribal sovereign immunity and government contracting issues under the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act.
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