Marissa K. Flannery (Tohono O'Odham Nation) joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.  Ms. Flannery is engaged in all areas of the firm’s practice with emphasis on self-governance and health law.  She advises and represents tribes, tribal organizations, and village corporations on a wide range of matters including regulatory compliance, employment matters, commercial transactions, Indian Self-Determination Education and Assistance Act contracts, compacts and funding agreements.

For a number of years, Ms. Flannery has advised tribal health providers on all aspects of their health care operations, including Medicare and Medicaid compliance matters, HIPAA and HITECH privacy compliance, and provider arrangements to effectively address Federal Tort Claims coverage and Stark and Anti-kickback concerns.  She has also worked with tribal and corporate clients to interpret and revise constitutions, ordinances, and bylaws.  Ms. Flannery has also litigated on behalf of tribes before state and federal courts, including the Alaska Supreme Court.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Flannery worked as a legislative intern for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and was a summer law clerk for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Professional Affiliations

  • Ms. Flannery currently serves as a member of the Health Alaska Native Foundation.


Stanford University School of Law, J.D., 2000

Stanford University, B.A., with honors, 1996

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alaska, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, District of Alaska, 2001