06.01.2022

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SEATTLE (June 1, 2022)—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 2022, the firm is recognized for 72 practice areas and 177 individual attorneys, marking an increase from last year’s 67 practice areas and 170 recognized attorneys.

Highlights From the Firm’s 2022 Chambers Rankings

  • Of the 72 practice areas recognized, 27 were ranked Band 1.
  • Five practice areas were recognized for the first time.
  • Five practice areas moved up in band rankings.
  • One hundred seventy-seven Perkins Coie attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers as leaders in their fields, with 42 attorneys earning the Band 1 ranking within their practice areas.
  • Twenty-one Perkins Coie attorneys were recognized for the first time.
  • Firmwide managing Partner William Malley was ranked as an “Eminent Practitioner” for the first time.
  • Alaska Partner Eric B. Fjelstad (for the ninth time), Oregon Partner Stephen F. English (for the 12th consecutive year), and Partner Roy W. Tucker (for the 13th consecutive year) were recognized as “Star Individuals” (considered above a Band 1 ranking).
  • Twelve Perkins Coie attorneys were ranked as “Senior Statespeople”: Daniel Zazove (for the first time), Richard Prentke, Michael Warnecke, John Skilton, Bruce Michael Cross, Paul Eckstein, Jordan Green, Carl Frischling, Steven Bell, and John Dillow.
  • Ten Perkins Coie attorneys were recognized as “Up and Coming”: Mica Klein (for the first time); David Sewell,  Garrett Colli, Lauren Kulpa, Regina LaMonica, and Eric Walker (for the second time); and Thomas Ryerson, Caryn Trombino, Meredith Weinberg, and David Zoppo (for the third time).
  • Washington, D.C., Partner Meredith Halama was ranked “Spotlight Table” for the first time.

National Practice Rankings

Nationally, the following practices were recognized:

  • Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Environment
  • Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation
  • Government Contracts: The Elite
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Policyholder
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Native American Law: Non-Tribal Counsel
  • Political Law
  • Privacy & Data Security: Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Security: The Elite
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts: Highly Regarded
  • Registered Funds
  • Retail
  • Startups & Emerging Companies
  • Technology
  • Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Regional Practice Rankings

Regionally, the following practices were recognized:

  •  Alaska
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Arizona
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Environment
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    • Real Estate
  • California
    • Environment
    • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    • Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
    • Labor & Employment: The Elite
    • Life Sciences
    • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
    • Venture Capital
  • California: Northern
    • Real Estate
  • Colorado
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • District of Columbia
    • Environment
    • Insurance: Policyholder
    • Intellectual Property: Litigation
    • Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
  • Idaho
    • Corporate/Commercial
    • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Illinois
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Construction
    • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    • Technology & Outsourcing
  • New York
    • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite
  • Oregon
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Environment
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Texas
    • Labor & Employment
  • Washington
    • Antitrust
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Construction
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    • Energy & Natural Resources
    • Environment
    • Healthcare
    • Intellectual Property
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Real Estate
    • Tax
  • Wisconsin
    • Intellectual Property
    • Natural Resources & Environment

Individual Attorney Rankings

The following Perkins Coie attorneys were individually recognized:

Jason Howell

Nationwide

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

Barak Cohen

Nationwide

Cannabis Law: Eastern United States

T. Markus Funk

Nationwide

FCPA

David Sewell

Nationwide

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

David T. Biderman

Nationwide

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

Lee Curtis

Nationwide

Government Contracts

Kelley Doran

Nationwide

Government Contracts

Seth Locke

Nationwide

Government Contracts

James B. Coughlan

Nationwide

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Adam Docks

Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

Alexandra Cole

Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

Daniel G.M. Marre

Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

David M. Neff

Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

Phillip Gordon

Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

Charles G. Curtis Jr.

Nationwide

Native American Law: Non-Tribal Counsel

Donald Baur

Nationwide

Native American Law: Non-Tribal Counsel

Jena MacLean

Nationwide

Native American Law: Non-Tribal Counsel

Rebecca Gordon

Nationwide

Political Law

Janis Claire Kestenbaum

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

Meredith Halama

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security

Meredith Halama

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security: Adtech

James Snell

Nationwide

Privacy & Data Security: Litigation

Carl Frischling

Nationwide

Registered Funds

Lee S. Richards III

Nationwide

Securities: Regulation: Enforcement

Fiona Brophy

Nationwide

Startups & Emerging Companies

John Delaney

Nationwide

Technology

Marcelo Halpern

Nationwide

Technology

John Dillow

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Mack Shultz

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Michael E. Scoville

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Steve Koh

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Steven Bell

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

V. Woolston

Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Dax Hansen

USA (FinTech 2022)

FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Joe Cutler

USA (FinTech 2022)

FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Lowell D. Ness

USA (FinTech 2022)

FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Michael E. Kreger

Alaska

Construction

Danielle Ryman

Alaska

Labor & Employment

James N. Leik

Alaska

Litigation: General Commercial

Kevin Feldis

Alaska

Litigation: General Commercial

Cameron Leonard

Alaska

Natural Resources & Environment

Eric B. Fjelstad

Alaska

Natural Resources & Environment

Eliot L. Kaplan

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Christopher D. Thomas

Arizona

Environment

Shane Swindle

Arizona

Environment

Matthew L. Rojas

Arizona

Environment: Water Rights

Karin Scherner Aldama

Arizona

Insurance

Joel W. Nomkin

Arizona

Litigation: Appellate

Jessica Everett-Garcia

Arizona

Litigation: General Commercial

Joseph E. Mais

Arizona

Litigation: General Commercial

Paul F. Eckstein

Arizona

Litigation: General Commercial

Alexis E. Danneman

Arizona

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Jean-Jacques Cabou

Arizona

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Jordan Green

Arizona

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Thomas Ryerson

Arizona

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Ronald E. Lowe

Arizona

Real Estate

Eliot L. Kaplan

Arizona

Tax

Sara L. Chenetz

California

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Meredith A. Jones-McKeown

California

Construction

Barbara J. Schussman

California

Environment

Julie Jones

California

Environment

Laura Godfrey Zagar

California

Environment

Marc R. Bruner

California

Environment

Sarah Piepmeier

California

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

Bing Ai

California

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

Michael Wise

California

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

Viola Kung

California

Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation

Cecily Talbert Barclay

California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Garrett Colli

California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Matthew S. Gray

California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Michelle Chan

California

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Caitlin Carey

California: Northern

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Paula Leibovitz Goodwin

California: Northern

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Susan Von Herrmann

California: Northern

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Camarin Madigan

California: Northern

Real Estate

Jason Day

Colorado

Corporate/M&A

Nathaniel G Ford

Colorado

Corporate/M&A

Sonny Allison

Colorado

Corporate/M&A

Amanda Tessar

Colorado

Intellectual Property

David St. John-Larkin

Colorado

Intellectual Property

Peter J Kinsella

Colorado

Intellectual Property

T. Markus Funk

Colorado

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Wendy Moore

District of Columbia

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Alexandra Bromer

District of Columbia

Environment

Donald Baur

District of Columbia

Environment

LeAnn Johnson-Koch

District of Columbia

Environment

William G. Malley

District of Columbia

Environment

Sloane Wildman

District of Columbia

Environment: Mainly Transactional

Vivek Chopra

District of Columbia

Insurance: Policyholder

Brandon White

District of Columbia

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Shannon M. Bloodworth

District of Columbia

Intellectual Property: Litigation

Barak Cohen

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Marc S. Martin

District of Columbia

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Melanie G. Rubocki

Idaho

Corporate/Commercial

Stephen Hardesty

Idaho

Corporate/Commercial

Richard Boardman

Idaho

Litigation: General Commercial

Erika Malmen

Idaho

Natural Resources & Environment

Robert Maynard

Idaho

Natural Resources & Environment

Daniel A. Zazove

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

David M. Neff

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Eric Walker

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Alexandra Cole

Illinois

Construction

Kevin Kolton

Illinois

Construction

Michael Hanahan

Illinois

Construction

James R. Cruger

Illinois

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Teri Lindquist

Illinois

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Susan J. Daley

Illinois

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Domingo Such

Illinois

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Lucy Park

Illinois

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Sandra Newman

Illinois

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

James M. Davis

Illinois

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

David Fournier

Illinois

Intellectual Property

Michael O. Warnecke

Illinois

Intellectual Property

Caryn Trombino

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Pravin B. Rao

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Regina LaMonica

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Alexandra Cole

Illinois

Real Estate

Marcelo Halpern

Illinois

Technology & Outsourcing

David Massey

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Lee S. Richards III

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Shari Brandt

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

John Delaney

New York

Outsourcing

John Delaney

New York

Technology

Douglas R. Pahl

Oregon

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Brentley Bullock

Oregon

Corporate/M&A

Christopher Hall

Oregon

Corporate/M&A

David S. Matheson

Oregon

Corporate/M&A

Gina K. Eiben

Oregon

Corporate/M&A

John R. Thomas

Oregon

Corporate/M&A

Roy Tucker

Oregon

Corporate/M&A

Christopher W. Rich

Oregon

Environment

Jeff Hunter

Oregon

Environment

Priscilla Hampton

Oregon

Environment

Julia Markley

Oregon

Intellectual Property

Stephen Feldman

Oregon

Intellectual Property

Calvin L. Keith

Oregon

Labor & Employment

Renée Rothauge

Oregon

Litigation: General Commercial

Sarah Crooks

Oregon

Litigation: General Commercial

Stephen English

Oregon

Litigation: General Commercial

Thomas Johnson

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

Lauren Kulpa

Texas

Labor & Employment

Richard B. Hankins

Texas

Labor & Employment

Dean William Harvey

Texas

Technology: Outsourcing

Shylah Alfonso

Washington

Antitrust

Susan Foster

Washington

Antitrust

James Gradel

Washington

Banking & Finance

Alan Smith

Washington

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

John Kaplan

Washington

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Andrew Greene

Washington

Construction

Brendan J. Peters

Washington

Construction

Graehm C. Wallace

Washington

Construction

Mica Klein

Washington

Construction

Richard Prentke

Washington

Construction

Andrew Bor

Washington

Corporate/M&A

Andrew Moore

Washington

Corporate/M&A

David Clarke

Washington

Corporate/M&A

Eric DeJong

Washington

Corporate/M&A

Stewart Landefeld

Washington

Corporate/M&A

Jeff Minzel

Washington

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Kurt Linsenmayer

Washington

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Donald Kari

Washington

Energy & Natural Resources

Pamela J. Anderson

Washington

Energy & Natural Resources

Sheree Strom Carson

Washington

Energy & Natural Resources

John Iani

Washington

Environment

Karen McGaffey

Washington

Environment

Mark Schneider

Washington

Environment

Meredith Weinberg

Washington

Environment

Michael Dunning

Washington

Environment

Anne Redman

Washington

Healthcare

David Robbins

Washington

Healthcare

Akane Suzuki

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Bruce Flynn

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Colonel Betz

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Janis Cunningham

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Mark McBride

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Scott Wallace

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Steven Schindler

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

Tom Gores

Washington

Private Wealth Law HNW 2022

KoKo Huang

Washington

Immigration

Jerry Riedinger

Washington

Intellectual Property

Paul T. Parker

Washington

Intellectual Property

Ramsey Al-Salam

Washington

Intellectual Property

Bruce Michael Cross

Washington

Labor & Employment

James Sanders

Washington

Labor & Employment

Jeff Hollingsworth

Washington

Labor & Employment

Julie Lucht

Washington

Labor & Employment

Kevin J. Hamilton

Washington

Labor & Employment

David J. Burman

Washington

Litigation: General Commercial

Harry H. Schneider Jr

Washington

Litigation: General Commercial

Kathleen O’Sullivan

Washington

Litigation: General Commercial

Ronald L. Berenstain

Washington

Litigation: General Commercial

David F. Taylor

Washington

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Craig Gilbert

Washington

Real Estate

Devin McComb

Washington

Real Estate

Serena Carlsen

Washington

Real Estate

Kristine Wilson

Washington

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Bryan S. Smith

Washington

Tax

Carl Crow

Washington

Tax

Christopher G. Hanewicz

Wisconsin

Intellectual Property

John S Skilton

Wisconsin

Intellectual Property

Christopher G. Hanewicz

Wisconsin

Intellectual Property: Litigation

David L Anstaett

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 Zoppo

Wisconsin

Natural Resources & Environment

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

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