05.01.2019

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SEATTLE (May 1, 2019) – Perkins Coie is proud to announce that it has again been ranked by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as one of the top law firms in the United States. For 2019, the firm is recognized in 52 practice areas and 139 individual attorneys were also recognized, marking an increase from the 51 practices areas and 130 recognized attorneys a year ago.

Highlights from the firm’s 2019 Chambers rankings include:

  • 139 Perkins Coie attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers as leaders in their fields, with 38 attorneys earning the Band 1 ranking within their practice areas.
  • Of the 52 practice areas recognized, 22 were ranked Band 1.
  • 10 Perkins Coie attorneys were recognized for the first time: Shannon M. Bloodworth, Alexis E. Danneman, Andrew L. Greene, Janis Kestenbaum, Seth Locke, Matthew L. Rojas, Geoffrey M. Ossias, Richard Ottesen Prentke, Graehm C. Wallace and David R. Zoppo.
  • Alaska partner Eric B. Fjelstad (for the sixth time) and Oregon partners Stephen F. English (for the ninth consecutive year) and Roy W. Tucker (for the 10th consecutive year) were recognized as “Star Individuals” (considered above a Band 1 ranking).
  • 10 Perkins Coie attorneys were ranked as “Senior Statespeople”: Michael A. Barrett, Charles Blumenfeld, Howard R. Cabot, Bruce Michael Cross, Thomas M. Daniel, Paul F. Eckstein, Carl Frischling, Jordan Green, Tom Lindley and Michael O. Warnecke.
  • Three Perkins Coie attorneys were recognized as “Up and Coming”: Seth Locke (for the first time), Devin P. McComb (for the second time) and Matthew L. Rojas (for the first time).

National Practice Rankings

Nationally, the following practices were recognized:

  • Environment
  • Government: Government Contracts
  • Government: Political Law
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Native American Law
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Retail
  • Startups & Emerging Companies
  • Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Regional Practice Rankings

Regionally, the following practices were recognized:

  • Alaska
    • Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Arizona
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Environment (including water rights)
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    • Real Estate
  • California
    • Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
    • Environment
    • Labor & Employment
    • Life Sciences
    • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Colorado
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • District of Columbia
    • Environment
    • Insurance: Policyholder
  • Idaho
    • Corporate/Commercial
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Illinois
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    • Technology & Outsourcing
  • Oregon
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Environment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Washington
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Construction
    • Corporate/Commercial
    • Environment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Real Estate
  • Wisconsin
    • Intellectual Property

Individual Attorney Rankings

Among the 139 Perkins Coie attorneys individually recognized are:

Lee P. Curtis    Nationwide Government: Government Contracts
Seth Locke    Nationwide Government: Government Contracts
Lee P. Curtis    Nationwide Government: Government Contracts: Bid Protests
Marc E. Elias    Nationwide Government: Political Law
Rebecca H. Gordon    Nationwide Government: Political Law
Ezra W. Reese    Nationwide Government: Political Law
Timothy W. Burns    Nationwide Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
Michael P. House    Nationwide International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy
Carl Frischling    Nationwide Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Alexandra Cole    Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
Adam M. Docks    Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
Phillip Gordon    Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
Daniel G.M. Marre    Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
David M. Neff    Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
Donald Baur    Nationwide Native American Law
Charles G. Curtis, Jr.    Nationwide Native American Law
Jena A. MacLean    Nationwide Native American Law
John F. Delaney    Nationwide Outsourcing
Janis Kestenbaum    Nationwide Privacy & Data Security
Ralph L. Arnheim    Nationwide Startups & Emerging Companies
Michael Glaser    Nationwide Startups & Emerging Companies
Steve Bell    Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
John Dillow    Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
V. L. Woolston    Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Eric B. Fjelstad    Alaska Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Cameron Mileham Leonard     Alaska Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Thomas M. Daniel    Alaska Labor & Employment
Danielle M. Ryman    Alaska Labor & Employment
Michael E. Kreger    Alaska Litigation: Construction
James N. Leik    Alaska Litigation: General Commercial
Raj N. Gangadean    Arizona Corporate/M&A
Eliot L. Kaplan    Arizona Corporate/M&A
Geoffrey M. Ossias    Arizona Corporate/M&A
Shane R. Swindle    Arizona Environment (including water rights)
Christopher D. Thomas    Arizona Environment (including water rights)
Matthew L. Rojas    Arizona Environment: Water Rights
Howard R. Cabot    Arizona Litigation: General Commercial
Paul F. Eckstein    Arizona Litigation: General Commercial
Joseph E. Mais    Arizona Litigation: General Commercial
Jean-Jacques Cabou    Arizona Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Jordan Green    Arizona Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Alexis E. Danneman    Arizona Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Ronald E. Lowe    Arizona Real Estate
Sara L. Chenetz    California Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Julie Jones    California Environment
Barbara J. Schussman    California Environment
Wendy L. Moore    California Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Viola T. Kung    California Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
Michael J. Wise    California Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation
J. David Larsen    California Real Estate
Cecily T. Barclay    California Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Matthew S. Gray    California Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Ralph L. Arnheim    California Venture Capital
Michael Glaser    California Venture Capital
Garland W. Allison    Colorado Corporate/M&A
Jason Day    Colorado Corporate/M&A
Nathaniel Ford    Colorado Corporate/M&A
Peter J. Kinsella    Colorado Intellectual Property
Amanda Tessar    Colorado Intellectual Property
T. Markus Funk    Colorado Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Donald Baur    District of Columbia Environment
Albert M. Ferlo    District of Columbia Environment
LeAnn Johnson Koch    District of Columbia Environment
William G. Malley    District of Columbia Environment
Robert P. Jacobs    District of Columbia Insurance: Policyholder
Koorosh Talieh    District of Columbia Insurance: Policyholder
Shannon M. Bloodworth    District of Columbia Intellectual Property: Litigation
Marc S. Martin    District of Columbia Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Stephen Hardesty    Idaho Corporate/Commercial
Melanie G. Rubocki    Idaho Corporate/Commercial
Richard C. Boardman    Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Christine M. Salmi    Idaho Litigation: General Commercial
Erika Eaton Malmen    Idaho Natural Resources & Environment
Robert A. Maynard    Idaho Natural Resources & Environment
David M. Neff    Illinois Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Daniel Zazove    Illinois Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Alexandra Cole    Illinois Construction
James Cruger    Illinois Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Teri A. Lindquist    Illinois Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
James M. Davis    Illinois Insurance: Dispute Resolution
Michael O. Warnecke    Illinois Intellectual Property
Susan J. Daley    Illinois Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Pravin Rao    Illinois Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Alexandra Cole    Illinois Real Estate
Marcelo Halpern    Illinois Technology & Outsourcing
John F. Delaney    New York Technology & Outsourcing
Brentley Bullock    Oregon Corporate/M&A
Christopher Hall    Oregon Corporate/M&A
David S. Matheson    Oregon Corporate/M&A
John R. Thomas    Oregon Corporate/M&A
Roy W. Tucker    Oregon Corporate/M&A
David Bledsoe    Oregon Environment
Jeffrey L. Hunter    Oregon Environment
Tom Lindley    Oregon Environment
Christopher W. Rich    Oregon Environment
Stephen Feldman    Oregon Intellectual Property
Julia E. Markley    Oregon Intellectual Property
Calvin Keith    Oregon Labor & Employment
Robert L. Aldisert    Oregon Litigation: General Commercial
Sarah Crooks    Oregon Litigation: General Commercial
Stephen F. English    Oregon Litigation: General Commercial
Thomas Johnson    Oregon Litigation: General Commercial
Cody M. Weston    Oregon Litigation: General Commercial
Seth J. King    Oregon Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Steven L. Pfeiffer    Oregon Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
John D. Penn    Texas Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Ann Marie Painter    Texas Labor & Employment
Dean W. Harvey    Texas Technology: Outsourcing
John S. Kaplan    Washington Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Alan D. Smith    Washington Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Andrew L. Greene    Washington Construction
Richard Ottesen Prentke    Washington Construction
Graehm C. Wallace    Washington Construction
Andrew Bor    Washington Corporate/Commercial
David C. Clarke    Washington Corporate/Commercial
Eric A. DeJong    Washington Corporate/Commercial
Stewart M. Landefeld    Washington Corporate/Commercial
David F. McShea    Washington Corporate/Commercial
Andrew B. Moore    Washington Corporate/Commercial
Carl T. Crow    Washington Corporate/Commercial: Tax
Bryan S. Smith    Washington Corporate/Commercial: Tax
Charles Blumenfeld    Washington Environment
L. John Iani    Washington Environment
Karen M. McGaffey    Washington Environment
Mark W. Schneider    Washington Environment
Ramsey M. Al-Salam    Washington Intellectual Property
Paul T. Parker    Washington Intellectual Property
Jerry A. Riedinger    Washington Intellectual Property
Bruce Michael Cross    Washington Labor & Employment
Kevin J. Hamilton    Washington Labor & Employment
Jeffrey Hollingsworth    Washington Labor & Employment
Melanie K. Curtice    Washington Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Kurt E. Linsenmayer    Washington Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Ronald L. Berenstain    Washington Litigation: General Commercial
David J. Burman    Washington Litigation: General Commercial
Kathleen M. O'Sullivan    Washington Litigation: General Commercial
Harry H. Schneider, Jr.    Washington Litigation: General Commercial
David F. Taylor    Washington Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael A. Barrett    Washington Real Estate
Serena S. Carlsen    Washington Real Estate
Craig S. Gilbert    Washington Real Estate
Devin P. McComb    Washington Real Estate
Christopher G. Hanewicz    Wisconsin Intellectual Property
John S. Skilton    Wisconsin Intellectual Property
Michelle M. Umberger    Wisconsin Intellectual Property
Christopher G. Hanewicz    Wisconsin Intellectual Property: Litigation
John S. Skilton    Wisconsin Intellectual Property: Litigation
Charles G. Curtis, Jr.    Wisconsin Litigation: General Commercial
Brian H. Potts    Wisconsin Natural Resources & Environment
David R. Zoppo    Wisconsin Natural Resources & Environment

London-based Chambers & Partners publishes directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003. The Chambers rankings are the result of extensive surveys and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.

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