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  • Duke University, A.B. public policy (2007)
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2012) cum laude


  • California
Marisa E. Adelson, Associate San Francisco
Phone: +1 415.365.7280
275 Battery Street, 23rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3305

Marisa Adelson is an associate in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office, where she practices in the Health Care Group. Marisa focuses her practice on regulatory counseling, particularly health reform and compliance under the Affordable Care Act and state laws, as well as corporate transactions and contracting. Marisa advises clients on government health programs, particularly Medicare, Medicaid, and programs for dually eligible populations. Marisa also has experience in fraud and abuse counseling for both payors and providers. Marisa has an active pro bono practice and successfully represented a client from South Asia seeking asylum in the United States. She also assisted a nonprofit to develop recommendations to improve asthma care for low-income children in the District of Columbia.

Marisa received her A.B. in public policy from Duke University, with a minor in chemistry and a certificate in health policy. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a contributing editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. While in law school, Marisa completed an independent study on the overpayment reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act and served as a first-year legal writing teaching assistant. Prior to law school, Marisa worked in health policy at the RAND Corporation, where she researched issues in domestic health care reform and public health preparedness.


Admitted to practice: California

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