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Perkins Coie LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Outstanding bench of seasoned litigators experienced in a wide array of commercial disputes. Skilled in handling sophisticated securities, antitrust, product liability and bankruptcy matters. Acts for a varied roster of clients including those from the education, healthcare, technology and manufacturing sectors. Also noted for its representation of nonprofits in connection with matters such as bad faith litigation against insurers. Able to draw upon expertise located throughout its national network.


One client says: "I can tell you that the communications and attention to detail are superb. Perkins Coie has a tremendous ability to keep details in place and keep the litigation team in the moment. Every deadline is important and rarely, if ever, missed."

An interviewee enthuses: "They are excellent attorneys, some of the best I have worked with in a very long career."

Work highlights

Acted for Performance Health Technology in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by Atrio Health Plans and its owners.

Notable practitioners

Cody Weston operates a wide-ranging litigation practice which sees him represent clients in insurance coverage disputes, negligence claims and various employment-related matters.
"Cody is clearly coming into his prime as a courtroom lawyer. He has strong jury appeal."

Renée Rothauge is a distinguished trial attorney known for her handling of bet-the-company cases, as well as her expertise in IP and labor disputes. She demonstrates notable strength handling disputes relating to trade secrets as well as royalties.
"Renée has excellent courtroom skills and can be most devastating when delivering the message with her patented warm professionalism." "She is so smart and tireless in her pursuit of giving her clients a force to be reckoned with in court. But the thing she is capable of doing so adeptly is gaining the confidence of her clients in a way that is rarely seen in today's landscape."

Robert Aldisert represents his clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, as well as mediation. He acts for a range of clients in industry sectors including agriculture and automotive.
"Rob Aldisert is a fine attorney and is well respected."

Sarah Crooks has extensive experience in corporate litigation, with particular regard for her class actions practice. She is notably active on competition law-related disputes, and is additionally recognized for her pro bono work for the victims of domestic violence.
"She is very thorough and business-minded and able to speak directly with executives. She understands company issues and knows how to resolve them."

Stephen English has a stellar reputation as a trial lawyer and a wealth of experience amassed over four decades of practice. He acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation including corporate governance and business disputes, insurance coverage disputes and matters related to intellectual property and employment.
"Steve’s courtroom skills are as refined as the rumors state. His extraordinary skills as an orator are matched by his feel for the jury." "Steve English is the best litigator I have ever worked with. Steve has no boundaries as to what kind of case he will litigate. In this world of specialization, Steve has the ability to adapt to any client and become an expert on their needs."

Thomas Johnson is a well-regarded corporate trial lawyer with experience litigating mandates relating to issues such as breach of contract and corporate governance. Clients highlight his expertise in bet-the-company cases.
"He's very bright, hard-working and well respected." "Tom Johnson is an excellent lawyer."

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Industry leaders and the world’s most innovative companies turn to Perkins Coie to handle their most complex and challenging litigation. Our litigators have a well-deserved reputation for business-minded and client-centric approaches to litigation. Our client’s objectives drive our strategy, whether the objective is immediate injunctive relief, timely resolution of a business dispute, private arbitration, or victory at trial or on appeal.

Our litigation teams distinguish themselves by offering practical, innovative solutions to complex matters. We view ourselves as an arm of the client’s business, working as trusted advisors who provide proactive, integrated counsel that is only possible with a deep understanding of our clients’ business objectives and strategies. Our substantial experience allows us to handle significant, high-profile matters in Oregon and nationally. 

Our commercial litigators handle a range of matters including prosecuting and defending business torts involving interference with contract, fraud, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and related claims, obtaining, when necessary, emergency injunctive relief for our clients. We represent clients in disputes arising from shareholder, partnership or LLC agreements and we litigate the most complex of contractual disputes. We routinely appear in state and federal courts around the country, and count among us 16 fellows in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

Litigation: General Commercial

Perkins Coie LLP


1120 NW Couch Street

Tenth Floor




OR 97209-4128

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Litigation: General Commercial

Cody Weston
Band 3
Renée Rothauge
Band 1
Robert L Aldisert
Band 4
Sarah Crooks
Band 2
Stephen English
Star Individuals
Thomas Johnson
Band 3