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SEATTLE (March 2011) -- 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 national placement in 8 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.

The rankings are the result of extensive surveys and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.

The firm increased its rankings from last year and was ranked in 34 areas and 101 attorneys received Chambers recognition as “Leaders in their Field.”

"We are pleased to see our practice groups and attorneys grow on this list," said Robert E. Giles, Perkins Coie managing partner. "We credit our clients with giving us the means to grow so that we can service their goals at both the regional and national level."

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

Perkins Coie LLP is ranked as a firm in the following areas:

  • Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
  • Labor & Employment


  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations     
  • Real Estate


  • Life Sciences


  • Corporate/M&A


  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Natural Resources & Environment


  • Real Estate
  • Environment
  • Government: Political Law
  • Investment Funds: Venture Capital
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Retail
  • Transportation: Aviation: Litigation                       


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Environment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate



  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Environment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Intellectual Property 

The lawyers listed below have been recommended as 'Leaders in their Field' for Chambers USA 2011.


Bradford G Keithley, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (Alaska)

Eric B Fjelstad, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries (Alaska)

Michael E Kreger, Litigation: Construction (Alaska)

Thomas M Daniel,Labor & Employment (Alaska)


Craig H Shrontz, Real Estate (Washington) 


Eric Bjorkman, Corporate/Commercial (Idaho)

Forrest Hunter
, Labor & Employment (Idaho)

Erika Malmen, Natural Resources & Environment (Idaho)

Melanie G Rubocki, Corporate/Commercial (Idaho)

Richard Boardman, Litigation: General Commercial (Idaho)

Robert Maynard, Natural Resources & Environment (Idaho)

Shelly Cozakos Shannahan, Labor & Employment (Idaho)


Alexandra Cole, Construction (Illinois)

Craig Boggs, Labor & Employment (Illinois)

Daniel A Zazove, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)

Daniel GM Marre, Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide)

David M Neff, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois) Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide)

Michael O Warnecke, Intellectual Property (Illinois)

Phillip Gordon, Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide)

Susan J Daley, Labor & Employment: Employee; Benefits & Compensation (Illinois)


Karen Samuels Jones, Real Estate (Colorado)

Nathaniel G Ford, Corporate/M&A (Colorado)

Peter J Kinsella, Intellectual Property (Colorado)

Leonard MacPhee, Franchising (Nationwide)

Robert N Miller, Litigation: General Commercial (Colorado)

Sonny Allison, Corporate/M&A (Colorado) 


David Katz, Corporate/M&A: Southern California (California)

Michael Wise, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (California)


Christopher G Hanewicz, Intellectual Property (Wisconsin)

John S Skilton, Intellectual Property (Wisconsin); Intellectual Property: Litigation (Wisconsin)

Timothy W Burns, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder (Nationwide)


Howard Ross Cabot, Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona); Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)

Jordan Green, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Arizona)

Joseph E Mais, Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona)

Judith K Weiss, Corporate/M&A (Arizona)

Lee Stein, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Arizona)

Michael P Berman, Labor & Employment (Arizona)

Paul F Eckstein, Litigation: General Commercial (Arizona)

Ronald E Lowe, Real Estate (Arizona)


Andrew Solomon, Real Estate (Oregon)

Brentley Bullock, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)

Calvin L Keith, Labor & Employment (Oregon)

Christopher W Rich, Environment (Oregon)

David Bledsoe, Environment (Oregon)

David S Matheson, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)

James Gidley, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon)

John R Thomas, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)

Mark Whitlow, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Oregon)  
Michael C Robinson, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Oregon)

Michael H Simon, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon)

Patrick Simpson, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)

Paul Fortino, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon); Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)

Richard Cantlin, Real Estate (Oregon)

Roger Alfred, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Oregon)

Roy Tucker, Corporate/M&A (Oregon)

Scott Eads, Intellectual Property (Oregon)

Stephen English, Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon); Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide)

Steven L Pfeiffer, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Oregon)

Tom Lindley, Environment (Oregon)


Cecily Talbert Barclay, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (California)

Geraldine M Alexis, Antitrust (California)


Alan Smith, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)

Albert Gidari
, Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)

Andrew Bor, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)

Andrew Moore, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)

Bruce Campbell, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide)

Bruce MacIntyre, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)

Bruce Michael Cross, Labor & Employment (Washington)

Carl Crow, Corporate/Commercial: Tax (Washington)

Charles Blumenfeld, Environment (Washington)

David Clarke, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)

David F McShea, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)

David J Burman, Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)

Elizabeth McDougall, Intellectual Property (Washington)

Ellen Dial, Real Estate (Washington)

Evelyn Cruz Sroufe, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)

Gregory McCall, Immigration (Washington)

Harry H Schneider Jr, Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)

Jeff Hollingsworth, Labor & Employment (Washington)

Jerry Riedinger, Intellectual Property (Washington)

John Aslin, Labor & Employment (Washington)

John Dillow, Products Liability & Mass Torts (Nationwide); Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide)

John Iani, Environment (Washington)

John Kaplan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)

Karen McGaffey, Environment (Washington)

Kurt Linsenmayer, Labor & Employment: Employee; Benefits & Compensation (Washington)

Mark Schneider, Environment (Washington)

Michael A Barrett, Real Estate (Washington)

Nancy Williams, Labor & Employment (Washington)

Paul T Parker, Intellectual Property (Washington)

Ramsey Al-Salam, Intellectual Property (Washington)

Steven Bell, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation (Nationwide)

Stewart Landefeld, Corporate/Commercial (Washington)

Thomas Boeder, Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)

William Green, Real Estate (Washington)


Colin G Sandercock, Intellectual Property (District of Columbia); Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation (Nationwide)

Judith Corley, Government: Political Law (Nationwide)

Marc Erik Elias, Government: Political Law (Nationwide)

Michael Sussmann, Privacy & Data Security (Nationwide)

Robert P Jacobs, Insurance: Policyholder (District of Columbia)

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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