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Perkins Coie Names Anchorage Office Managing Partner

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (June 13, 2019) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Danielle M. Ryman has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Anchorage office. Danielle succeeds Eric Fjelstad, who served in the role since 2007.

“Danielle is a widely respected attorney with a strong reputation across Alaska,” said John Devaney, Perkins Coie’s Managing Partner. “As the first major law firm in the Lower 48 to establish a presence in Anchorage, Perkins Coie has uniquely strong ties to Alaska’s legal market. Danielle’s ties to that market, coupled with her deep understanding of the firm’s strategic priorities, make her an ideal choice for building upon our accomplishments over our four decades in Alaska.”

As a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment practice, Danielle works with clients on the myriad issues affecting today’s workplace, including executive employment agreements, pay equity, restrictive covenants and enforcements, privacy, and internal investigations. She has extensive experience with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Pay Act and equivalent state laws. Danielle is an experienced trial lawyer having defended cases to verdict in state and federal courts. She also serves as management-side labor counsel in collective bargaining, representation before the NLRB, and counseling on strategic union relationships. 

“For more than 40 years, our lawyers have worked with companies in key growth areas for our state, particularly energy, transportation, health care, and construction,” Danielle said. “I look forward to further positioning Perkins Coie as a trusted adviser to Alaska’s leading businesses as well as our U.S. and global clients.”

Perkins Coie’s Anchorage office provides a wide range of legal services, and its clients include energy and natural resources projects, Alaska Native Corporations and national companies doing business in Alaska. The firm has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the best firms in Alaska in a number of practice areas, including Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, Labor & Employment and General Commercial Litigation. Since opening the Anchorage office in 1977, the office has grown to include nearly 20 attorneys and legal staff.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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