Maranda S. Compton

Of Counsel *


1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Developed a comprehensive employment preference compliance program for tribal land operations of a major oil and gas corporation.
  • Participated in all phases of a large-scale, strategic and multi-basin asset acquisition for an independent energy company.
  • Drafted tribal commercial code, including regulation of secured transactions and business entities.
  • Represented both tribal and non-tribal clients in contract disputes, including representations in tribal courts, federal courts and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Developed and implemented environmental regulatory program for tribal client and established tribal authority for water resource regulation.
  • Drafted and negotiated various joint venture and management agreements for energy resource transportation and tribal consumer financing projects.
  • Advised major bank in the refinancing of tribal bond debt.
  • Represented various tribal enterprises in federal agency investigations and state enforcement actions.
  • Handled a wide-range of state and federal appeals regarding tribal jurisdiction, federal and state taxation, applicability of federal laws, and sovereign immunity.
  • Represented non-tribal partner in the development of a government contracting joint venture with tribal entity.
  • Assisted in the purchase and sale of major hospitals and medical system involving significant state regulatory issues and represented seller in subsequent state court litigation and appeals.


White House Issues Draft Guidance on Considering Climate Change in NEPA Documents

Regulating Sovereignty: Resource Development and Regulation Under Tribal Energy Resource Agreements

Native American Indian Law Review


US v. Washington Culvert Subproceeding: Implications on the Regulated Community in the Northwest

Seattle, WA

Midstream Oil & Gas from the Upstream Prospective

Speaker, "A Practical Guide to Planning and Permitting a Pipeline"
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Houston, TX

HydroVision International 2017

Speaker, "Building Relationships with Tribes/First Nations to Improve Water Management"
Denver, CO

* Not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. Work is supervised by a member of the District of Columbia bar.