JoAnn Kintz is Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, JoAnn served as a Trial Attorney with the Environment and Natural Resources Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. There, she represented the United States and federal agencies in both state and federal district courts in affirmative and defensive civil litigation involving federal laws, regulations, and other administrative decisions pertaining to federally-recognized Indian tribes; protection of treaty rights and tribal lands and resources; and other matters in furtherance of Indian tribes’ interests. While at DOJ, JoAnn received an Assistant Attorney General Award for Excellence and was nominated for the prestigious John Marshall Award.

JoAnn is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and served as a Managing Director for the Human Rights Law Review. JoAnn received her B.A. from Columbia College. JoAnn is a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia; practicing under the supervision of Democracy Forward lawyers who are members of the D.C. Bar.