Perkins Coie Named Among Top Firms in Chambers USA 2011
SEATTLE (June 10, 2011) — Perkins Coie proudly announces that once again it has been ranked by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as a top law firm in the United States.
Perkins Coie was recognized in the annual directory as a leader nationally and in ten key markets across the country, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. The firm increased its rankings from last year and was recognized in 34 practice areas and received Band 1 placement in 18 of those areas.
In addition, 100 Perkins Coie attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers as leaders in their field, with 29 attorneys earning the Band 1 ranking within their practice areas. Oregon partner Roy Tucker was recognized as a “Star” for a third consecutive year, which is considered above a Band 1 ranking, and Oregon partner Stephen English also received this distinction. Four Perkins Coie attorneys were also ranked as “Senior Statesmen.”
The Chambers rankings are the result of extensive surveys and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.
“We are pleased to see our practice group and attorney rankings increase as we continue to work to grow strategically across practice groups and regions to best serve our clients,” said Robert E. Giles, Perkins Coie managing partner. “We owe our success to our great clients, who continue to bring us matters that challenge us to provide new and innovative counsel to service their goals at both the regional and national level.”
In Washington, where the firm is headquartered, Perkins Coie received the #1 ranking for its Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate practices. In Alaska, the firm ranked #1 in its Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries and Labor & Employment practices. In Oregon, it ranked #1 in its Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation and Environment practices. In Arizona, the firm ranked #1 in its Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations practice. In Idaho, the firm ranked #1 in its Labor & Employment and Natural Resources & Environment practices. The firm also ranked #1 nationally for its Political Law, Retail and Transportation: Aviation Litigation practices. Additionally, the firm’s Investment Funds: Venture Capital, Leisure & Hospitality, Environment, Privacy & Data Security and Products Liability & Mass Torts practices also ranked nationally.
Chambers & Partners, based in London, publishes directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003.
About Perkins Coie: With more than 750 lawyers in 18 offices across the United States and in China, Perkins Coie serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100 corporations.