Adam Bailey, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, joined the law firm Hobbs Straus as an associate in February 2013. He is a 2011 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he received his J.D. with a specialization in Critical Race Studies. During law school, Mr. Bailey was an active member and officer of NALSA. He worked on UCLAís Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and the Dukeminier Awards Journal on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law. Mr. Bailey was a term-time clerk for the Hualapai Court of Appeals and the Hopi Tribal Appeals Court. He was also a member of the UCLA Law Review, where he was selected to be a Senior Editor. He authored his student note entitled Threading the Needle: The Fort Peck Tribeís Associate Membership: A Modern Model for Tribal Affiliation. Mr. Bailey has returned to Hobbs Straus, having worked for four years in the firmís Washington, D.C. office as a legislative specialist before enrolling in law school. Prior to his previous work at the firm he served as a legislative associate for the National Congress of American Indians. Immediately after graduation from the UCLA School of Law, Mr. Bailey practiced labor and employment law for Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.
Pam Peters, MPA, is guided by her strong understanding of tribal sovereignty and its impact on tribal governance and human resources employment. An enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Ms. Peters brings with her over 30 yearsí experience in the Human Resources Management field, and over a decade of experience as a Tribal Government Manager/Director. Her areas of expertise include implementing change processes, writing policies/procedures and tribal ordinances, and implementation of work force development programs for tribal communities. She has delivered training programs to numerous and diverse audiences in the areas of Human Resource Management, HR Policy and Procedures, Cultural Competence and Tribal Governance. Ms. Peters holds a Masterís Degree in Tribal Governance and Bachelorís Degree in Human Resource Management. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member for Falmouth Institute, she serves as an adjunct faculty member for South Puget Sound Community College and is a faculty member of The Evergreen State College. She also manages her own Tribal HR Consulting firm. Her dedication to outstanding human resources management for tribal governments and her engaging teaching style make her a passionate and effective facilitator.
Mr. Rivkin currently serves Falmouth Institute as Consulting Services Manager and frequently conducts training in Falmouth Instituteís sessions, including Background and Character Investigations and Employee Theft in Indian Country. He has extensive experience in Indian Country and has worked with several tribal casinos in both investigations and consulting and advisement. He currently serves two tribal agencies as an Adjudicator for their PL 101-630 compliance programs. Mr. Rivkin is a former Chief of Police with a suburban Chicago Police Department and former owner/operator of an Illinois based private investigation firm who brings more than thirty five years' experience in law enforcement, internal investigations, security systems and asset protection to his current position. Prior to joining Falmouth, Mr. Rivkin has performed duties as General Manager of a Midwest privately owned private investigation firm, including conducting internal theft investigations and interviews as well as managing the staff of Security Consultants and investigators.
*Instructors subject to change.