Hilary Tompkins was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Solicitor of the Department of the Interior in 2009. As a Solicitor, Tompkins is the chief general counsel for Interior and represents various offices such as the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tompkins was previously adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. From 2003 to 2008, she was chief counsel to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, where she supervised the general counsels in more than 20 state executive agencies, and advised on Native American affairs. Prior to that, Tompkins was an attorney with Sonoksy, Chambers Sachse, Endreson & Perry, a national law firm devoted to representing Native American interests, and also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York. Tompkins, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College (1990) and a Juris Doctor from Stanford University (1996), where she was associate editor of the Stanford Law Review.
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