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Chambers USA Ranks 8 Perkins Coie Chicago Attorneys Among Top Lawyers

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CHICAGO (June 10, 2011) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that eight attorneys in its Chicago office were ranked as top lawyers in their fields in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm was also recognized in the annual directory as a leader in its Real Estate practice area in Illinois.

Nationwide, Chambers once again ranked Perkins Coie as a top law firm in the United States with 100 attorneys individually recognized as top lawyers and the firm ranked in 34 practice areas. The rankings are the result of extensive surveys of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.

Chicago partners Phil Gordon, David Neff and Daniel Marre were all ranked nationally for their Leisure & Hospitality practice. Regionally, the Perkins Coie attorneys selected as leaders in their field in Illinois are:

  • Susan Daley for her Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation practice 
  • Michael Warnecke for Intellectual Property 
  • Craig Boggs for his Labor & Employment practice
  • Daniel Zazove and David Neff for their Bankruptcy/Restructuring practices
  • Alexandra Cole for her Construction practice
"I am proud to congratulate our colleagues in the Chicago office and nationally on this prestigious honor," said Chris Wilson, Chicago managing partner.  "We owe our success to our great clients, who continue to bring us matters that challenge us to provide solutions in line with their goals.”

Perkins Coie was also recognized with top practice area rankings in other key markets across the country, including:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.  In addition to its regional rankings, Perkins Coie ranked #1 nationally for its Political Law, Retail and Transportation: Aviation Litigation practices.  The firm was also ranked nationally in the areas of Environment, Investment Funds: Venture Capital, Leisure & Hospitality, Privacy & Data Security and Products Liability & Mass Torts.

Chambers & Partners, based in London, publishes directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers.  Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 950 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.