A member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, John Haney has remained connected with Native American communities throughout his educational and professional journeys. Listen as he shares stories of his rich indigenous heritage with Merle Vaughn and dispels stereotypes of Native Americans.
John H. Haney is a Los Angeles labor and employment attorney, and a member of Holland & Knight's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group. Also, a member of the firm's Native American Law Team, John has significant experience advising Native American tribes and related organizations on key labor and employment matters. He counsels clients on matters such as the applicability of federal and state employment laws to tribes, employment best practices from a tribal sovereignty perspective, COVID-19 workplace issues, internal investigations and labor union matters as they may impact tribes and tribal-owned enterprises.
John is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and is chair of Holland & Knight's Native American Affinity Group. The Native American Affinity Group's goal is to recruit, retain, promote, support, and encourage the firm's Native American attorneys, and to promote the practice of Native American law in general.
During law school, John served as an extern for the Honorable S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and as a student clerk for the Hualapai and Hopi Tribal Appellate Courts. Mr. Haney also served as the president of the UCLA Native American Law Students Association. He graduated from UCLA School of Law with his J.D. and Columbia University with his B.A.
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