Christine M. Masse, a partner, joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 1999. She is the leader of the government and regulatory affairs practice group and specializes in representing businesses in highly regulated industries with their transactional, regulatory, and public policy needs. Chris also leads Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s tribal team, providing counsel to various Northwest Native American tribes and organizations on gaming, regulatory, real property, construction, financing, tax, liquor, marijuana, and economic development issues. She maintains a practice before the Washington State Gambling Commission relating to licensing issues and the approval and ongoing regulatory oversight of casino properties and before the Washington State Liquor Control Board on liquor and marijuana matters.
Chris also has experience in governmental affairs. She is a registered lobbyist in Washington State and has successfully lobbied for the passage of legislation in various areas.
Before joining the firm, Chris was a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, U.S. District Court, Seattle, Washington. In 1997, she clerked for the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney, in Springfield, Illinois.
Chris is a frequent contributor to Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's Native American law blog, nativeamericanlawfocus.com.