Alexis is a litigator practicing principally in the area of white collar criminal defense and investigations. She also represents clients in a variety of federal and state asset seizure and forfeiture proceedings, constitutional disputes, election disputes and appeals.
Several of Alexis’s civil and criminal matters raising constitutional questions have generated substantial public and media interest. For instance, she represented a group of Arizona same-sex couples in a case where she and her colleagues obtained an historic federal court order striking down Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban. She has also worked with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in a nationally publicized constitutional challenge to a Phoenix criminal statute, which resulted in her client’s conviction being vacated. She is currently working with the ACLU in a groundbreaking case challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws.
Before joining Perkins Coie, Alexis served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael D. Hawkins, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Listed as a "Rising Star" by Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017
- Arizona Law Review Alumni Association, President, 2014 - present
- Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program, Interviewer, 2009 - present
- Georgetown Scholarship Program, Chair, Arizona, 2012 - present
- Perkins Coie LLP, Phoenix, AZ, Summer Associate, 2011
- Hon. Stephen M. McNamee, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, Extern, 2010
- U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Washington, D.C., Intern, 2009
- National Security Network, Washington D.C., Policy Intern, 2007, 2008
- U.S. Senate, Office of Senator Herb Kohl, Washington, D.C., Intern, 2007
Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012 - 2013