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James R. Lisbakken Partner

Firmwide Co-Chair, Life Sciences Industry Group

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8660

    F +1.206.359.9660

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.8660

    JLisbakken@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Jim Lisbakken, a partner, focuses on business transactions, licensing, and joint ventures and corporations specifically in the life sciences and technology industries. He has experience serving as outside general counsel to boards of directors of public and private companies, and has advised clients on numerous strategic alliances and technology agreements with Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Serono, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories and other international life sciences companies. Jim also has experience with financing transactions, acquisitions and spin-outs.

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Seattle, "Lawyer of the Year" for Technology Law, 2017
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Seattle, "Lawyer of the Year" for Biotechnology Law, 2016
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Seattle, "Technology Law Lawyer of the Year," 2015
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Seattle, "Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2005 - Present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present: Biotechnology Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Technology Law

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Business and Intellectual Property Sections
  • Washington State Bar Association, Business and Intellectual Property Sections
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Northwest Biotechnology Series, Organizing Committee
  • Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, founding Board of Directors

Related Employment

  • Genetic Systems Corporation, Seattle, WA, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director, 1983 - 1985
  • Westinghouse Nuclear Power Divisions, 1967 - 1970

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