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Perkins Coie is proud to announce that 221 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers In America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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Perkins Coie is proud to announce that 206 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers In America®.

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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce it has been listed in the 2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" with first-tier rankings in 18 practice areas nationally and 106 practice areas in 10 different major metropolitan markets including Alaska, Chicago, Colorado, Idaho, Madison, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.


On July 1, 2013 the FTC’s amended COPPA Rule went into effect. On the same day, the commission also released a six-step compliance plan to aid businesses in complying with the new rule. On July 26, the commission issued further guidance on the rule, particularly as it applies to social network plug-ins and ad networks, in the form of updated FAQs.


In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted final amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which regulates how companies may collect information online from children under 13.  Last month, the FTC also issued an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the revised COPPA Rule.  The revised COPPA Rule went into effect today, July 1, 2013, and will impact "operators" of certain websites and online services for a long time to come.


On March 18, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) approved, with modifications, certain Violation Severity Level (VSL) assignments for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) reliability standards as proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).[1]  The Commission also provided additional guidance for determining appropriate VSLs in the context of requirements in the cyber security reliability standards.


As part of its initiative to strengthen enforcement of energy efficiency standards, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on December 9, 2009 that it will give manufacturers a 30-day grace period—ending on January 8, 2010—to file or update certifications of compliance with energy efficiency standards for appliances.  After that date, DOE will begin more aggressively enforcing the certification requirements.