Elizabeth (Liz) Walker attended the University of Virginia during her undergraduate career and later after working on Capitol Hill for a Virginia Congressman, received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. After completing a clerkship with a US District Court Judge, in the Eastern District of Virginia, she began her legal career at a regional firm in Northern Virginia.
She later took a position as corporate counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation. In the course of her legal career at Mobil, she negotiated two turnpike leases in New York and Massachusetts and was commended for her work with governmental entities, and promoted into the position of Director of Governmental Affairs for the companies west coast operations, managing their offices in Sacramento, California.
In that capacity she actively lobbied the California and Arizona legislatures, and chaired the Oil Industry’s governmental affairs committee in Arizona for several years. In this position, she developed her expertise in energy law and policy, as the advocate for Mobil’s integrated assets in California that included, oil production, refining, and chemical manufacturing.
This experience eventually led her to private practice in Washington, D.C. where she was a Vice President of Government Affairs in a consulting arm of a large national law firm. Later she joined an established federal affairs firm in Washington, D.C, where she developed her current Native American practice.
Ms. Walker was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and has been politically and civically active all her life. She served eight years on the Board of Visitors of George Mason University, and has served on boards of several non-profit organizations including the Vestry of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, California.
Ms. Walker is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, and is a past Board member of the Alexandria Bar Association. As a practicitioner in Indian law and policy issues, she belongs to the Federal Bar Association, Indian Law Section and attends regularly their annual conferences in New Mexico. She also is a member of the Bar of the US Court of Federal Claims where she has represented clients on Indian trust land claims.