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Perkins Coie Named Venture Capital “Law Firm Of The Year” By U.S. News - Best Lawyers For Second Year In A Row

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SEATTLE (November 1, 2012) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce it has been named the 2012-2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” in Venture Capital Law.  This is the second year in a row for the firm to be so honored.  The firm was also, for the first time, named “Law Firm of the Year” in Patent Law.

“We thought being recognized last year was a terrific honor,” said Buddy Arnheim, chair of Perkins Coie’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice groups.  “But to be selected for a second year in a row is outstanding.  We feel very fortunate to work with so many exciting new companies and entrepreneurs and our venture capital clients are some of the most visionary and successful firms in the industry.”

Vice Chair of the Emerging Companies Group Melanie Rubocki added, “We’ve had an outstanding year and it’s very gratifying to see our hard work recognized by the marketplace. We launched startupPerColator.com, our interactive website for entrepreneurs and start-ups, this year and have been extremely pleased by the feedback we have received and the number of young companies that have taken advantage of the many resources the site has to offer.”

Only one law firm is honored as “Law Firm of the Year” for each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas.  Perkins Coie was chosen based on a combination of high performance on client surveys, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in that same practice area have for the firm and information that was provided in response to the law firm survey.

Perkins Coie’s Venture Capital practice represents both emerging growth companies and venture capital firms, providing the firm with broad and deep experience about successfully negotiating and closing transactions quickly and efficiently.  Perkins Coie is a recognized leader in venture capital transactions, representing both companies seeking financing and venture capital firms seeking to invest.

Perkins Coie is listed in the 2012-2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" with first-tier rankings in 26 practice areas nationally and 112 practice areas in 11 major markets including Alaska, Chicago, Colorado, Idaho, Los Angeles, Madison, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Earlier this year, 197 Perkins Coie attorneys throughout the country were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the nation.  2013 marks the third year that U.S. News & World Report has partnered with Best Lawyers to produce the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

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.