08.18.2022

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SEATTLE (August 18, 2022)—Perkins Coie is proud to announce that 403 of its attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers® 2023. A total of 279 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and 128 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as an important guide to legal excellence. The 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2023) includes attorneys in practice areas covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys who are in the relatively early stages of their careers for outstanding professional excellence in the United States.

Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and attorneys are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Perkins Coie attorneys named as 2023 Best Lawyers are as follows:

Anchorage, AK

  • Kevin Feldis (2023) - Commercial Litigation
  • Eric B. Fjelstad (2007) - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Mining Law
  • Michael E. Kreger (2011) - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • James N. Leik (2007) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Cameron Mileham Leonard (2018) - Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Michael E. O’Brien (2021) - Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment*

Austin, TX

  • Janice Ta (2022) - Litigation - Intellectual Property*; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law*
  • Craig Tyler (2022) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Jose Villarreal (2022) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent*; Patent Law*

Bellevue, WA

  • Pamela J. Anderson (2013) - CleanTech Law; Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law; Oil and Gas Law
  • Bruce E. Dick (2010) - Corporate Law; Technology Law
  • Charles N. Eberhardt (2009) - Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Craig S. Gilbert (2009) - Real Estate Law
  • Thomas C. Gores (1987) - Trusts and Estates
  • Lawrence B. Hannah (2003) - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Donald G. Kari (1993) - Energy Law
  • Gerard Lutz (2017) - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Greg P. Mackay (2018) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Markham A. Quehrn (2003) - Energy Law; Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Philip A. Thompson (2018) - Education Law; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Kristine R. Wilson (2019) - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

Boise, ID

  • Richard C. Boardman (2007) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Stephen C. Hardesty (2013) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David Krueck (2023) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction
  • Erika Malmen (2019) - Energy Law*; Environmental Law
  • Robert A. Maynard (2007) - Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Timber Law

Chicago, IL

  • Debra R. Bernard (2015) - Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Craig T. Boggs (2012) - Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management
  • Bruce A. Bonjour (2013) - Public Finance Law
  • Alexandra R. Cole (2006) - Construction Law; Real Estate Law
  • James B. Coughlan (2021) - Litigation - Patent
  • James R. Cruger (2008) - Venture Capital Law
  • Susan J. Daley (1995) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • James M. Davis (2013) - Insurance Law
  • David B. Fournier (2022) - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice*; Patent Law
  • Matthew J. Gehringer (2013) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Securities
  • David J. Gold (2021) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Phillip Gordon (2007) - Corporate Law
  • Marcelo Halpern (2006) - Technology Law
  • Michael J. Hanahan (2022) - Commercial Litigation
  • Kevin L. Kolton (2010) - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Daniel G.M. Marre (2016) - Real Estate Law
  • David M. Neff (2013) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Sandra K. Newman (2018) - Trusts and Estates
  • Michael L. Owen (2009) - Banking and Finance Law
  • Pravin B. Rao (2019) - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Richard L. Sevcik (2007) - Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Mindy W. Sherman (2018) - Real Estate Law
  • Domingo P. Such III (2012) - Trusts and Estates
  • Edward E. Wicks (2009) - Real Estate Law
  • Christopher B. Wilson (2013) - Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel A. Zazove (2006) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy

Dallas, TX

  • Richard B. Hankins (2014) - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Dean W. Harvey (2005) - Information Technology Law; Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Ann Marie Painter (2015) - Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • John D. Penn (2003) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy

Denver, CO

  • Garland W. Allison (2013) - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Chelsea Curfman (2023) - Corporate Compliance Law
  • Jason Day (2014) - Corporate Governance Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Nathaniel G. Ford (2013) - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Markus Funk (2021) - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Brian Kinnear (2020) - Litigation - Patent
  • Peter J. Kinsella (2007) - Information Technology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Technology Law
  • Andrew Kline (2022) - Commercial Litigation
  • Douglas L. Sawyer (2015) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Elizabeth Kemery Sipes (2021) - Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • David St. John-Larkin (2018) - Information Technology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent Law
  • Amanda Tessar (2018) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent

Los Angeles, CA

  • David T. Biderman (2012) - Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Mark Birnbaum (2008) - Real Estate Law
  • Lester Brown (2018) - Insurance Law
  • William H. Emer (2011) - Employment Law - Management
  • Ronald A. McIntire (2018) - Aviation Law
  • Michael J. Wise (2016) - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent Law*

Madison, WI

  • Charles G. Curtis Jr. (2003) - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Christopher G. Hanewicz (2014) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Michelle M. Kemp (2013) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Brian H. Potts (2013) - Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law
  • John S. Skilton (1987) - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law

New York, NY

  • Shari A. Brandt (2023) - Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • John F. Delaney (2005) - Information Technology Law
  • Carl Frischling (2009) - Corporate Law; Mutual Funds Law
  • Dennis C. Hopkins (2023) - Litigation - Patent
  • David B. Massey (2021) - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • William J. McCabe (2020) - Patent Law
  • Lee S. Richards III (2006) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation*; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Lois Tilton (2019) - Trusts and Estates
  • James Q. Walker (2013) - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Palo Alto, CA

  • Christopher P. Berka (2009) - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Viola T. Kung (2016) - Patent Law
  • Arman Pahlavan (2018) - Corporate Law
  • James G. Snell (2018) - Technology Law; Trademark Law
  • James F. Valentine (2018) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Edward J. Wes (2007) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Technology Law

Phoenix, AZ

  • Dan L. Bagatell (2013) - Appellate Practice; Copyright Law
  • Daniel C. Barr (2007) - Employment Law - Management; First Amendment Law; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Media Law
  • Howard R. Cabot (2006) - Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Securities; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Jean-Jacques Cabou (2011) - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Chad S. Campbell (2007) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Michael Clyde (2007) - Antitrust Law; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Securities; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Bradley A. Cosman (2020) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Paul F. Eckstein (1983) - Administrative / Regulatory Law*; Government Relations Practice*
  • Jessica L. Everett-Garcia (2016) - Commercial Litigation
  • Jodi Knobel Feuerhelm (2016) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction
  • John Gray (2023) - Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law
  • Jordan Green (1983) - Corporate Compliance Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Kyle B. Hettinger (2008) - Real Estate Law
  • Richard M. Lorenzen (2009) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Ronald E. Lowe (1997) - Real Estate Law
  • Joseph E. Mais (2003) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Securities
  • Anthony L. Marks (2020) - Commercial Litigation
  • Joel W. Nomkin (2007) - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Derek Petersen (2018) - Litigation - Environmental
  • Matthew L. Rojas (2020) - Environmental Law
  • Shane R. Swindle (2003) - Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Mining Law*
  • Christopher D. Thomas (2007) - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Jennifer J. Understahl (2023) - Real Estate Law
  • Judith K. Weiss (2016) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Portland, OR

  • Danielle Benderly (2016) - Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • David A. Bledsoe (2007) - Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Environmental; Mining Law
  • Brentley M. Bullock (2012) - CleanTech Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Sarah J. Crooks (2011) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation - Antitrust
  • Gina K. Eiben (2020) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law*
  • Stephen F. English (2006) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Securities; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Stephen Feldman (2023) - Insurance Law
  • Chris Hall (2013) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Erick J. Haynie (2018) - Commercial Litigation; Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey L. Hunter (2013) - Environmental Law
  • Thomas R. Johnson (2012) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust*; Litigation - Securities
  • Calvin L. Keith (2006) - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Julia E. Markley (2013) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • David S. Matheson (2012) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Neil Nathanson (2007) - Corporate Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Douglas R. Pahl (2013) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Steven L. Pfeiffer (2007) - Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Lawrence H. Reichman (2018) - Environmental Law
  • Christopher W. Rich (2010) - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Renée E. Rothauge (2010) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Patrick J. Simpson (2007) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mutual Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • John R. Thomas (2007) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Roy W. Tucker (2006) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation; Venture Capital Law
  • Mark D. Whitlow (2009) - Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

San Diego, CA

  • Bing Ai, Ph.D. (2016) - Patent Law
  • Matthew Bernstein (2015) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law*
  • Eudeen Chang (2023) - Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas Millikan (2021) - Litigation - Patent
  • Joseph P. Reid (2019) - Litigation - Patent
  • John P. Schnurer (2018) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Babak Tehranchi (2023) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Mark R. Wicker (2008) - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Patent Law; Technology Law*
  • Laura G Zagar (2016) - CleanTech Law

San Francisco, CA

  • Cecily T. Barclay (2007) - Energy Law; Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Marc R. Bruner (2013) - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • Marie A. Cooper (2017) - Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Paula Leibovitz Goodwin (2018) - Trusts and Estates
  • Matthew S. Gray (2013) - Environmental Law
  • Paul Jasper (2023) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Julie Jones (2014) - Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Meredith Jones-McKeown (2020) - Construction Law
  • Allan E. Low (2018) - Real Estate Law
  • Camarin E.B. Madigan (2016) - Environmental Law
  • Geoffrey L. Robinson (2007) - Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Barbara J. Schussman (2010) - Environmental Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Susan von Herrmann (2019) - Trusts and Estates
  • Bobbie Wilson (2020) - Litigation - Patent

Seattle, WA

  • Ramsey M. Al-Salam (2003) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Stephen E. Arnett (2016) - Patent Law
  • Gregg D. Barton (2007) - Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Tax Law
  • Thomas C. Bell (2003) - Information Technology Law
  • Ronald L. Berenstain (2003) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - ERISA; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities
  • Susan Betcher (2015)- CleanTech Law; Patent Law
  • Colonel F. Betz (2009) - Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen C. Bishop (2013) - Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • Thomas L. Boeder (2003) - Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Marc A. Boman (2014) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Andrew Bor (2003) - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Scott J. Borth (2010) - Banking and Finance Law
  • Dori E. Brewer (2003) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David J. Burman (1993) - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Technology Law
  • Serena S. Carlsen (2013) - Real Estate Law
  • David C. Clarke (2007) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Thomas Cristy (2005) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Bruce Michael Cross (1983) - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Carl T. Crow (2007) - Tax Law
  • Andrew Culbert (2018) - Patent Law
  • David K. Daggett (2021) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Christopher J. Daley-Watson (2010) - Patent Law
  • Eric A. DeJong (2009) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Michael Dunning (2015) - Environmental Law
  • Karl J. Ege (2016) - Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Rebecca S. Engrav (2018) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Susan D. Fahringer (2010) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Susan E. Foster (2012) - Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Trade Secrets Law*
  • Robert E. Giles (1989) - Corporate Law
  • James D. Gradel (1995) - Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law
  • Andrew H. Grant (2023) - Technology Law
  • Lynne E. Graybeal (2012) - Copyright Law; Trademark Law
  • Andrew L. Greene (2016) - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Patchen M. Haggerty (2016) - Trademark Law
  • Michael Hall (2014) - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Kevin J. Hamilton (2007) - Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Troy J. Hickman (2016) - Corporate Law
  • Jason S. Howell (2023) - Advertising Law
  • Valerie L. Hughes (2007) - Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Lynn E. Hvalsoe (2016) - Technology Law
  • John Iani (2009) - Energy Law; Environmental Law; Mining Law
  • Judy Jennison (2019) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Trade Secrets Law*
  • John S. Kaplan (2011) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Sean C. Knowles (2016) - Litigation - Securities
  • Steve Y. Koh (2009) - Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Kristine E. Kruger (2023) - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Stewart M. Landefeld (1993) - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Kurt E. Linsenmayer (2006) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • James R. Lisbakken (1995) - Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Technology Law
  • Douglas S. MacBain (2006) - Corporate Law; Equipment Finance Law
  • Robert L. Mahon (2012) - Tax Law
  • Ryan J. McBrayer (2017) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Devin P. McComb (2020) - Real Estate Law
  • Karen M. McGaffey (2010) - Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Natural Resources Law
  • Lisa M. McGimpsey (2018) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Andrew B. Moore (2012) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Cori Gordon Moore (2015) - Commercial Litigation
  • Sue Morgan (2010) - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Andrew Moriarty (2021) - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Chun M. Ng (2010) - Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • Kathleen M. O’Sullivan (2009) - Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Paul T. Parker (2009) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • Brendan J. Peters (2016) - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Chelsea Dwyer Petersen (2018) - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Deborah J. Phillips (2021) - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas E. Platt (2003) - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • William Cheever Rava (2014) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Anne M. Redman (2019) - Corporate Law
  • Michael T. Reynvaan (2003) - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Jerry A. Riedinger (2007) - Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • David B. Robbins (2007) - Commercial Litigation*; Health Care Law; Litigation - Health Care
  • Gail P. Runnfeldt (2023) - Corporate Law
  • James Sanders (2015) - Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Steven Schindler (2018) - Trusts and Estates
  • Harry H. Schneider Jr. (2001) - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Mark W. Schneider (2003) - Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Natural Resources Law
  • Alan D. Smith (2013) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bryan S. Smith (2013) - Tax Law
  • Kirk A. Soderquist (2022) - Technology Law
  • Evelyn Cruz Sroufe (1995) - Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Grace Han Stanton (2013) - Trademark Law
  • Ben Straughan (2017) - Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Akane R. Suzuki (2011) - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • David F. Taylor (2010) - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Compliance Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities
  • James Vana (2013) - Copyright Law; Trademark Law
  • Graehm C. Wallace (2013) - Construction Law
  • Scott H. Wallace (2021) - Trusts and Estates
  • Linda D. Walton (2012) - Employment Law - Individuals; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • John M. Wechkin (2012) - Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent Law
  • Meredith Weinberg (2017) - Environmental Law
  • James F. Williams (2010) - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Robert G. Woolston (2018) - Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • L. Woolston (2007) - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Georges H.G. Yates (2011) - International Trade and Finance Law

Washington, DC

  • Donald C. Baur (2008) - Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Natural Resources Law
  • Shannon M. Bloodworth (2020) - Litigation - Patent
  • Edward Boling (2023) - Environmental Law
  • Robert A. Burgoyne (2021) - Commercial Litigation
  • Vivek Chopra (2018) - Insurance Law
  • Barak Cohen (2020) - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • James B. Coughlan (2021) - Litigation - Patent
  • James R. Davis II (2012) - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • John M. Devaney (2020) - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Michael P. House (2012) - Government Relations Practice; International Trade and Finance Law
  • Nathan Kelley (2023) - Litigation - Patent
  • Janis Claire Kestenbaum (2020) - Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Selena J. Linde (2018) - Insurance Law
  • Jena A. MacLean (2020) - Native American Law
  • Guy R. Martin (2007) - Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Marc S. Martin (2017) - Communications Law
  • Barry J. Reingold (2015) - Advertising Law
  • Michael T. Sharkey (2015) - Insurance Law
  • Peter L. Tracey (2020) - Insurance Law
  • Christopher Wilkinson (2020) - Litigation - Labor and Employment

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed by Best Lawyers.

*Denotes that a lawyer has been newly recognized by Best Lawyers in the published practice area.

Perkins Coie attorneys named as 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are as follows:

Austin, TX

  • Vikram Iyengar - Litigation - Patent
  • Dakota Kanetzky - Litigation - Patent

Bellevue, WA

  • Hanna Lee - Trusts and Estates

Chicago, IL

  • Gina Buschatzke - Commercial Litigation
  • Matthew Dybas - Privacy and Data Security
  • Monica Gutierrez - Intellectual Property Law
  • Peter Hegel - Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher Hopkins - Trusts and Estates
  • Keith G. Klein - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Christopher R. Lepore - Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Max Y. Liaw - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Raveet S. Phull - Trusts and Estates
  • Hailey Rutledge (Varner) - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Charles Taylor - Corporate Law
  • Gia Velasquez - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Dallas, TX

  • Michael Caine - Privacy and Data Security
  • Jordon De La Cruz - Technology Law
  • Ahsan Akbar Sayed - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Denver, CO

  • Kathryn Rose - Environmental Law
  • Lauren Pardee Ruben - Commercial Litigation
  • John A. Schoppert - Technology Law
  • Hannah Schuppner - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sean Benjamin Solis - Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher D. Wittels II - Corporate Law

Los Angeles, CA

  • Brittany Ann Sachs - Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Sharona Toobian - Real Estate Law

Madison, WI

  • Sopen Shah - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • David R. Zoppo - Energy Law

New York, NY

  • Emily B. Cooper - Commercial Litigation
  • Paul J. Devlin - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Thomas Jordan Fricks - Technology Law
  • Dmitry Kagan - Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • Ali Mirsaidi - Intellectual Property Law
  • Rebecca Salk - Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Divya Taneja - Technology Law
  • LaMarte Williams Jr. - Appellate Practice

Palo Alto, CA

  • Upjeet Cheema - Corporate Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Scott Griffin - Venture Capital Law
  • Navneet Mattu - Venture Capital Law
  • Jessica North -Venture Capital Law
  • Christina Rugo - Venture Capital Law
  • Brendan Sasso - Commercial Litigation

Phoenix, AZ

  • Samantha J. Burke - Commercial Litigation
  • Luci D. Davis - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Kendra L. Haar - Corporate Law
  • Heather C. Martin - Litigation - Patent
  • Kelly Mull - Commercial Litigation
  • Kelly Soldati - Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Karl Worsham - Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation

Portland, OR

  • Jeremy Carp - Commercial Litigation
  • Alexandra Choi Giza - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Garmai J. Gorlorwulu - Commercial Litigation
  • Reed Homan - Corporate Law; Securities Regulation
  • Cynthia Liang - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Stephanie M. Regenold - Litigation - Environmental; Natural Resources Law
  • Craig Streit - Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Alex Van Rysselberghe - Commercial Litigation

San Diego, CA

  • Abigail A. Gardner - Litigation - Patent
  • Melissa Harly Rose - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

San Francisco, CA

  • Michelle W. Chan - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Kelsey Cropper - Labor and Employment Law - Employee; Labor and Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Harkiran Gill - Venture Capital Law
  • Matthew L. Goldberg - Labor and Employment Law - Employee
  • Angela C. Griggs - Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Patent
  • Kakoli Mitra, Ph.D. - Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Patent
  • Monica Pelayo - Venture Capital Law
  • Jake A. Zanutto - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Seattle, WA

  • Cyrus E. Ansari Technology Law; Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Akua Asare-Konadu - Corporate Law; Technology Law
  • Caleb Bacos - Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law
  • Steven R. Beigelmacher - Intellectual Property Law
  • Delaney Butler - Privacy and Data Security
  • Cassi Carley - Commercial Litigation
  • Nyssa P. Chopra - Technology Law
  • Katie Christensen - Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law
  • Rachel E. Constantino-Wallace - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Aaron Dickinson - Corporate Law; Securities Regulation
  • Laura M. Gritz - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Claire Halleland - Technology Law
  • Caitlin Hoeberlein - Intellectual Property Law
  • Aaron M. Holloway - Real Estate Law
  • Han Saem Hong - Patent Law
  • Yang-Hsien Hsu - Patent Law
  • Samantha Hunt - Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Heath Hyatt - Commercial Litigation
  • Maisie Ide - Privacy and Data Security; Technology Law
  • Ananth Iyengar - Technology Law
  • Katherine Joseph - Corporate Law
  • Lynnyetta O. Keller - Corporate Law
  • Wonji Kerper - Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law
  • Seowoo Kim - Intellectual Property Law; Technology Law
  • Marten King - Commercial Litigation
  • Patrick J. Koncel - Intellectual Property Law
  • Vijay S. Kumar - Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law
  • Kristi Y. Lee - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law
  • Yufei Li - Trusts and Estates
  • Anthony J. McCormick - Trusts and Estates
  • Steven Merriman - Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation
  • Jassiem N. Moore - Litigation - Patent
  • Kirsten Nelsen - Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Selena Ng - Corporate Law
  • Theresa Nguyen - Commercial Litigation
  • Cory Owan - Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Geoffrey Palachuk - Commercial Litigation
  • Hannah Parman - Commercial Litigation
  • Victoria Price - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Katherine Rosati - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Dorianne Salmon - Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Nicolas J. Schmidt - Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law
  • Anna C. Stacey - Technology Law
  • Lauren Tsuji - Litigation - Patent
  • Tomer Vandsburger - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law
  • Trishna Velamoor - Commercial Litigation
  • Mallory Gitt Webster - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment

Washington, DC

  • Thomas M. Ahmadifar - Banking and Finance Law
  • Griffin Barnett - Intellectual Property Law
  • Samuel D. Boro - Banking and Finance Law
  • Alex K. Chung, Ph.D. - Litigation - Patent; Patent Law
  • Mary Emerson - Energy Law
  • Julia M. Fox - Commercial Litigation
  • Aaron Haberman - Commercial Litigation; Privacy and Data Security
  • Charlyn L. Ho - Technology Law
  • Brandon H. Johnson - Technology Law
  • Charlotte D. Kress - Privacy and Data Security
  • Malika Moore - Technology Law
  • Mira Park - Intellectual Property Law
  • Brandon R. Thompson - Technology Law
  • Wei Yuan - Litigation - Patent; Patent Law

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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