Charisse Arce joined the Anchorage office in January 2023 as a senior attorney. Prior to that, she served as an assistant U.S. attorney in both the Districts of Arizona and Alaska. In 2015, Charisse was selected as the first-ever Gaye L. Tenoso Indian Country legal fellow, part of the Attorney General’s Honors Attorney Program. Charisse was assigned to the District of Arizona, in the Tucson U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Pascua Yaqui Prosecutor’s Office. In 2018, Charisse transferred to the Anchorage U.S. Attorney’s Office where she served as the tribal liaison and prosecuted white collar, environmental, and wildlife trafficking cases.
Ms. Arce received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, where she served as an editor on the American Indian Law Journal. Charisse received her B.A. in Business Marketing from Seattle University. She is an enrolled member of the Village of Iliamna.