TODD J. ARAUJO
Todd J. Araujo was born and raised on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Todd attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where he received a B.A. in Sociology in 1994. Todd received his Juris Doctorate and Indian Law Certificate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1997.
From June 2002 until January 2011, Todd – while working for a leading global law firm – represented and advised tribes and tribal entities across the country in the following types of matters: contractual, gaming, corporate, land, economic development, regulatory and jurisdictional. Immediately prior to entering private practice, Todd served as the Deputy Director for the Office of Tribal Justice, United States Department of Justice, where he assisted in the development and implementation of Departmental initiatives and policies related to tribal self-government, sovereignty, and law enforcement. Prior to that, he served as a staff attorney for the National Indian Gaming Commission, and served as the first-ever court prosecutor for the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico. Todd is an enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and previously served on the Wampanoag Tribe’s Judicial Task Force. Todd is a former board member of the D.C. Native American Bar Association. Todd formerly served as a Vice Chair, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Native American Resources Committee, and Member, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees. Todd is listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Gaming Law (2006-2011); Native American Law (2007-2011). Todd joined Baxter Bruce & Sullivan in January 2011..
Juneau Bar Association; Alaska Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association; New Mexico Bar Association (inactive).
Todd is working actively in all areas of the firm’s practice.