Perkins Coie Named Among Top Firms in Chambers USA 2010
SEATTLE (June 11, 2010) -- Perkins Coie proudly announces that once again it has been ranked by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, as a top law firm in the United States. Perkins Coie was recognized in the annual directory as a leader, having obtained Band 1 placement in 17 practice areas with top rankings in ten key markets across the country, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 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.
The rankings are the result of extensive surveys and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.
Last year the firm was ranked in 29 practice areas with #1 placement in 14 of those areas. That compares to this year's rankings in 33 areas with #1 placement in 17 areas. In addition, last year 81 attorneys were highly ranked, with 25 attorneys being recognized as leaders in their practice areas. This year, 97 attorneys received Chambers recognition, with 27 attorneys again earning the Band 1 ranking within their practice area. In addition, Oregon Partner Roy Tucker was recognized as a "Star" for a second year, which is considered above a Band 1 ranking, and four attorneys were ranked as "Senior Statesman."
"We owe our success to our great clients, who continue to bring us matters that challenge us to tap into our local expertise." said Robert E. Giles, Perkins Coie managing partner. "As the firm continues to grow, we have more and more excellent resources to provide solutions in line with our clients' goals."
In Washington, where the firm is headquartered, Perkins Coie received the #1 ranking for its Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate practices. In Alaska, the firm ranked #1 in its Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries and Labor & Employment practices. In Oregon, it ranked #1 in its Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, and Environment practices. In Arizona, the firm ranked #1 in its Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations practice. In Idaho, the firm ranked #1 in its Labor & Employment practice. The firm also ranked #1 nationally for its Political Law, Retail, and Transportation: Aviation Litigation practices. Additionally, the firm's Investment Funds: Venture Capital, Leisure & Hospitality, Privacy & Data Security and Products Liability & Mass Torts practices also ranked nationally.
Chambers & Partners, based in London, publishes directories that assess and rank the world's leading lawyers. Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003.