Vanessa Norman

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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West Northern Lights Boulevard 188
Anchorage 99503 AK US

Vanessa Norman is an associate based in the firm’s Anchorage, Alaska office. Prior to law school Vanessa worked with Alaska Native Tribal entities, including the federally recognized Port Graham tribe, as well as with a number of Alaska Native (ANCSA) corporations.

Her experience includes assisting these clients with general corporate and Native land use issues, and advising clients on commercial matters ranging from collections to merger and acquisition transactions. As a small business owner for more than eight years, Vanessa has first-hand knowledge and experience regarding the various legal challenges facing Alaska-based businesses.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Summer Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine, Anchorage, Alaska, 2011
  • Law Clerk, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010
  • Special Assistant to the Chairman, Chugach Alaska Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska, 2008-2009
  • Legal Intern, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage, Alaska, 2007-2008

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Alaska Native Heritage Center, 2015
  • Board of Directors, ROSSIA, Inc. (Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Alaska Native Law Section, Alaska Bar Association
  • Alaska Native Professionals Association
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni Association
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 2012
    • President, Native American Law Students Association, 2010-2011
    • Member, Lewis and Clark National NALSA Moot Court Team, 2011
  • M.A., Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2008
  • B.B.A., Management, Marketing, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004
    • Dean’s List, 2004


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