Hobbs Straus litigated a case establishing the right of a tribal organization to contract under Public Law 93-638 in a service area that was not a "reservation" in Rapid City Indian Health Board v. IHS, IBIA No. 97-100-A.
- Promote the resolution of differences with federal and state governments and agencies by negotiation.
- Recommend litigation only on the rare occasion when it is necessary to defend and advance tribal gaming rights when, for example, a state refuses to negotiate a gaming compact as required by federal law
- Represent tribes in litigation against developers and game vendors when contractual obligations are not fulfilled