Legal and Tribal Government Experience

  • Founder and Owner, Odawi Law PLLC (2014-present)

  • Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP (2013-2018)

  • President and CEO, Seneca Nation of Indians (2010-2012)

  • Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Seneca Nation of Indians (2004-2010)

  • Attorney General, Seneca Nation of Indians (1991-1995)



Academic and Business Experience

  • Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell Law School (2021-Present)

  • Founding Chairman, Seneca Holdings LLC (2009-2013)

  • Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship, Syracuse University (2003-2010)

  • Professor of Law, the University of Iowa (2002-2003)

  • Professor of Law and Director of the Tribal Law and Government Center, University of Kansas (1995-2002)



Enrolled citizen of the Seneca Nation of Indians
Heron Clan
Allegany Territory



J.D. Harvard Law School (1989)
A.B. Syracuse University in Political Science and Economics (1986)