Shannon Keller O'Loughlin


Shannon Keller O'Loughlin

Shannon Keller O'Loughlin


Shannon Keller O’Loughlin was appointed by President Barack Obama in September 2016 to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

Shannon Keller O’Loughlin is Chief of Staff at the National Indian Gaming Commission, a position she has held since 2015.

Ms. O’Loughlin was Partner and Chair of the Indian Nations Practice Group at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP from 2013 to 2015. During this time, Ms. O’Loughlin was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell, as a member of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act Review Committee.

Prior to her partnership at Lewis Brisbois, Ms. O’Loughlin had built her own law firm from 2006 to 2013, where she practiced federal Indian law and indigenous peoples law and policy on behalf of Native American governments and for not-for-profits serving Native Americans.

Ms. O’Loughlin was in private practice as an Associate Attorney from 2002 through 2006, and was a Law Clerk for the Arizona Court of Appeals from 2001 to 2002. Ms. O’Loughlin is a member of the National Native American Bar Association and the Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.

Ms. O’Loughlin received a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach and joint M.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Arizona. Ms. O’Loughlin is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.