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Perkins Coie LLP

USA Guide 2024

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Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

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Provided by Perkins Coie LLP
USA

Managing Partner: William G. Malley

Firm Overview: 

With more than 1,200 attorneys across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie provides a full array of business legal services to a range of great companies, from Fortune 50 corporations to independent startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. Perkins Coie has been named one of Fortune magazine’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ for 20 years in a row.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate:  

The firm’s 350+ business attorneys handle a variety of matters for publicly traded, multi-national, emerging growth and private entities. The group focuses on public and private equity and debt financings, M&A, corporate governance, securities compliance, tax, licensing and technology matters, bankruptcy and workouts, employee benefits and compensation matters and international transactions.

Environment, Energy & Natural Resources: 

The group advises on regulatory and legislative advocacy, project permitting, compliance counselling, due diligence, litigation and enforcement defence. It covers every area of environmental and energy law, from pollution control and hazardous substances, to conventional and renewable energy, extractive industries and wildlife conservation.

Finance:  

The firm represents debtors, borrowers, creditors, lenders, committees, trustees, receivers and asset purchasers in bankruptcy and workout transactions, as well as federally insured financial institutions, CMBS special servicers and pension fund administrators in all types of debt financings.

Financial Services & Investments: 

The firm has been at the forefront of assisting public and private companies, as well as Wall Street, in understanding the potential use of the distributed ledger (blockchain) technology underlying digital currencies. The group counsels fintech industry influencers on emerging, electronic financial services and a range of decentralized virtual currencies, including bitcoin.

Insurance Recovery:  

The firm’s insurance attorneys have a record of success in enforcing policyholders’ rights to coverage under almost every type of commercial insurance policy for a wide spectrum of losses and liabilities.

Intellectual Property:  

The firm’s IP practice includes 200+ lawyers focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark procurement, post-grant procedures, technology licensing, copyrights and unfair competition counselling. The patent group includes more than 175 members with scientific degrees. More than ten attorneys are former Federal Circuit clerks.

Labor & Employment: 

The firm represents clients on every issue arising in the modern workplace including sexual harassment. The firm has exceptional strength in employment litigation, including discrimination or wrongful termination class action, trade secret and noncompete litigation.

Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals: 

The firm helps biological, diagnostic, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in a variety of areas, including corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, employment and immigration.

Litigation: 

The firm’s 450+ litigators have extensive experience in state and federal jurisdictions and at every appellate level including the US Supreme Court. The group includes 16 Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has particular strength in complex patent litigation, privacy, product liability (aviation), insurance (policyholder) coverage, white collar defense and class action defence.

Political Law: 

The firm’s political law group is the largest, most experienced practice of its kind in the nation and has counseled hundreds of candidates for elective office (including seven presidential campaigns), scores of nonprofit and ideological groups and dozens of corporations and businesses.

Privacy & Security: 

The firm’s privacy and security practice counsels clients on issues such as enforcement, litigation, compliance, incident response and government and third-party requests for information.

Product Liability:  

The firm advises on product liability containment and lawsuit avoidance, litigation and trial representation, global, national and regional claims coordination and representation before government agencies.

Real Estate & Land Use:  

The firm helps clients with leasing, land-use permitting strategies and the financing, acquisition, development and disposition of national and international projects.

Retail & Consumer Products:  

The competitive environment for retailers and consumer brands grows more complex all the time. With over 250 retail-focused lawyers firmwide and a client list populated by the “who’s who” in consumer brands, Perkins Coie Retail & Consumer Products team understands the highly competitive environment in which world-class retailers, manufacturers and distributors, as well as national real estate landlords and tenants, operate. Our attorneys work with a diverse range of retail and consumer product clients throughout the United States and in certain international jurisdictions. We are exceptionally strong in the following industries: Apparel & Footwear; Outdoor; Food & Beverage; and Cannabis Law.

Additional Office: Austin, TX

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
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  • Anchorage
    1029 West Third Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, AK 99501-1981
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    Austin
    405 Colorado St. Suite 1700 , Austin, Texas, USA, 78701
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    Bellevue
    10885 NE Fourth St. Suite 700 , Bellevue, Washington, USA, WA 98004-5579
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    Boise
    1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500, Boise, Idaho, USA, ID 83702-5391
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    Century City
    1888 Century Park East Suite 1700 , Century City, California, USA, CA 90067
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    Chicago
    110 North Wacker Driver 34th Floor , Chicago, Illinois, USA, IL 60606
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    Dallas
    500 North Akard Street, Suite 3300, Dallas, Texas, USA, TX 75201-3347
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    Denver
    1900 16th St. Suite 1400 , Denver, Colorado, USA, CO 80202-5255
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    Madison
    33 East Main Street Suite 201 , Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 53703-3095
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    New York
    1155 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd Floor, New York, New York, USA, NY 10036-2711
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    Palo Alto
    3150 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, California, USA, CA 94304
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    Phoenix
    2525 E. Camelback Road, Suite 500 , Phoenix, Arizona, USA, AZ 85016
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    Portland
    1120 NW Couch St. 10th Floor , Portland, Oregon, USA, OR 97209-4128
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    San Diego
    11452 El Camino Real Suite 300 , San Diego, California, USA, CA 92130
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    San Francisco
    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, California, USA, CA 94105
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    Washington, DC
    700 13th St. NW Suite 800 , Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 20005-3960
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Perkins Coie LLP rankings

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Alaska
Litigation: General Commercial
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
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Litigation: General Commercial
2
Litigation: General Commercial
2
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Lawyers
James N Leik
2
James N Leik
2
Band 2
Kevin Feldis
3
Kevin Feldis
3
Band 3
Natural Resources & Environment
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Natural Resources & Environment
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Natural Resources & Environment
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Eric B Fjelstad
Eric B Fjelstad
Star Individuals
Cameron Leonard
3
Cameron Leonard
3
Band 3
Elena Romerdahl
U
Elena Romerdahl
U
Up and Coming
Arizona
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
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Corporate/M&A
2
Corporate/M&A
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Eliot L Kaplan
3
Eliot L Kaplan
3
Band 3
Environment
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Environment
1
Environment
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Christopher D Thomas
1
Christopher D Thomas
1
Band 1
Shane Swindle
1
Shane Swindle
1
Band 1
Insurance
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Karin Scherner Aldama
1
Karin Scherner Aldama
1
Band 1
Litigation: Appellate
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Joel W Nomkin
1
Joel W Nomkin
1
Band 1
Litigation: General Commercial
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Litigation: General Commercial
2
Litigation: General Commercial
2
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Lawyers
Paul F Eckstein
S
Paul F Eckstein
S
Senior Statespeople
Joseph E Mais
2
Joseph E Mais
2
Band 2
Jessica Everett-Garcia
3
Jessica Everett-Garcia
3
Band 3
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Jordan Green
S
Jordan Green
S
Senior Statespeople
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