Professional Biography

Alexis E. Danneman Associate

  • Phoenix

    D +1.602.351.8201

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    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ




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.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017

Professional Leadership

  • Arizona Law Review Alumni Association, President, 2014 - present
  • Georgetown Alumni Admissions Program, Interviewer, 2009 - present
  • Georgetown Scholarship Program, Chair, Arizona, 2012 - present

Related Employment

  • 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




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona


  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D.,
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif
    , 2012,
    Editor-in-Chief, Arizona Law Review
  • Georgetown University, B.S., Foreign Service,
    cum laude
    , 2009