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Litigation: General Commercial — Washington


Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for A boutique litigation firm that maintains its strong reputation in the market, and is praised for its versatile, well-established team. Particularly well known for its professional liability work, with clients including law firms and other professional service providers.

Strengths One highly impressed client says: "They are probably among the top trial lawyers I have ever seen in my career - they are literally game-changing lawyers."

"It's a great firm - I have nothing but good things to say," one source notes, while another describes the firm as "a really good boutique with a strong reputation."

Notable practitioners

Brad Keller is a "rockstar" trial lawyer who handles all manner of commercial disputes, including fraud, product liability, energy and RICO suits. One source considers him "one of the top lawyers in Seattle for litigation."

Paul Taylor's reputation as a trial lawyer is highly respected by market peers. He represents clients in a range of areas including antitrust, professional liability, employment and securities. One client appreciates the "resounding victory" Taylor advised on in a recent suit.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Has particular expertise in litigation concerning consumer class actions and disputes in the healthcare, technology and financial services sectors. Also has experience across white-collar criminal and governmental investigations matters, construction disputes, and cases which straddle the intellectual property and employment arenas, including trade secret and noncompete matters. Very active both nationally and internationally.

Strengths Peers describe it as "the best big-firm litigation shop in town" and report that it has "fine, excellent lawyers."

Clients note its "excellent performance" and appreciate its "very good combination of big-firm know-how and small-firm responsiveness and pricing."

One source says: "The people I've worked with are very smart, very responsive and very good at what they do."

Work highlights Represented Microsoft against the federal government concerning provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which the client challenged as allegedly in violation of the First and Fourth Amendments.

Defended Citi against allegations of state securities act violations, unlawful discrimination and consumer protection claims, in relation to bonds it underwrote for a bridge construction project.

Significant clients Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Boeing, T-Mobile, Washington State Hospital Association.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Rummage has 35 years of litigation and appellate experience, excelling in class action defense as well as securities fraud claims, intellectual property disputes, complex contract disputes and construction litigation. Peers describe him as a "fantastic lawyer" and report that "he has a strong reputation in the community."

Douglas Ross specializes in antitrust counseling work for healthcare providers in several states. One source describes him as "a smart and capable lawyer" particularly within this specific niche. He also represents significant clients in other commercial litigation sectors.

Lisa Marchese has extensive experience in government contracting, construction and commercial litigation. She represents significant technology and aerospace clients. Clients praise her highly as "very determined and hard-working, really smart," while one peer source describes her as "a great trial lawyer" and notes that "there's no one like her" in her field.

Chair of the firm's nationwide litigation group, Robert Maguire's practice includes fiduciary, contractual and other commercial litigation, specializing in noncompetition and trade secret matters. He also routinely handles governmental investigation issues. Sources describe him as "a hard worker" and as "flexible, smart, charming and really effective."

Fred Burnside is described by peers as "a very sharp and tenacious guy" and as "an excellent lawyer, very bright and hard-working." His class action work is particularly well regarded and he is considered to be "very practical, very efficient and very strategic."

Rebecca Francis focuses on class action defense, healthcare and Consumer Protection Act litigation, and she represents some important multinational clients. Her work is noted by clients as "very good" while peers also appreciate her rising reputation.

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DWT’s Washington litigators practice in courts and administrative tribunals throughout the western states. The firm regularly represents most of the well-known national companies headquartered in the Pacific Northwest including Microsoft, T-Mobile USA, Amazon.com, Getty Images, Boeing, and Starbucks.

Key areas include:

  • Class action defense​
  • Technology industry litigation
  • Health care
  • White collar and governmental investigations
  • Political
  • Trade Secret/Non-compete
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual property
  • Government contracts
  • Construction

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Perkins Coie LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for A national firm representing a range of significant clients, with a litigation team that maintains its leading market reputation. Has experience across the full spectrum of commercial litigation issues, including trade secret misappropriation cases, contract disputes, privacy claims, construction work and more. Washington team that consists of over 100 litigators, including many experienced trial lawyers.

Strengths Peers rate the "deep and strong litigation group" and describe the team as consisting of "really smart, thoughtful, good lawyers."

One major client enthuses that the team provides "tremendous value - probably the best we get."

Work highlights Defended Zillow when it was sued for trade secret misappropriation by a competitor. Perkins Coie was successful in settling the case in the client's favor.

Represented Costco Wholesale against claims of mislabeled food products, a case which was appealed before the Ninth Circuit before being ruled in favor of Costco.

Significant clients Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nintendo, Huntington Ingalls.

Notable practitioners

Harry Schneider has an excellent reputation among peers, who say: "He definitely has a strong reputation in the marketplace." Over the years he has worked on many high-profile cases across IP, professional liability and financial services claims.

David Burman has over 30 years of experience in litigation, including trials, settlements and arbitrations. Matters with which he has been involved include trade secret misappropriation, False Claims Act disputes and civil conspiracy claims.

Ronald Berenstain specializes in high-stakes securities and corporate governance law. His practice includes class actions, litigation related to M&A transactions, breach of fiduciary duty disputes and ERISA. Peers recognize his reputation in the Seattle market.

Thomas Boeder has particular experience in antitrust work, and is also well known for his consumer protection class action litigation. One client source describes him as "amazing, and very knowledgeable."

David Taylor has extensive experience in criminal and civil litigation work, focusing especially on corporate white-collar criminal defense, securities, corporate governance litigation, SEC enforcement and False Claims Act issues. He represents a number of high-profile clients.

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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 experience allows us to handle significant,
high-profile matters and investigations in Washington and nationally. 

Our litigators handle a range of cases 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. Our White Collar lawyers represent companies
and individuals in criminal and civil allegations and investigations involving
FCA and FCPA, among other areas. We handle cases in state and federal courts
around the country, and count among us, 17 fellows in the prestigious American
College of Trial Lawyers.


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Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Has a broad range of experience across commercial litigation, with highlight work in fields such as securities litigation, professional negligence, entertainment and insurance. Also has substantial expertise in IP disputes and class actions, as well as employment issues. Clients include well-known corporations and brands, as well as investors, private individuals and nonprofit organizations.

Strengths Peers describe this as a "formidable firm" with a "good group" of litigators who have a history of representing and opposing extremely significant clients and counterparties.

Work highlights Representing CH2M Hill Alaska in an ongoing dispute with the Municipality of Anchorage regarding the expansion of city's port. The city is suing a number of contractors alleging that professional negligence resulted in certain defects in the port design and construction.

Represented a number of victims of a landslide near Oso, Washington, in an ongoing lawsuit against landowners alleging that they were on notice that the area constituted a significant landslide risk.

Significant clients Bechtel, T-Mobile, GE, State Farm, Omeros, Medtronic.

Notable practitioners

William Cronin's practice concentrates on business litigation, and he represents law firms, accounting firms, engineering firms and a range of other significant multinational clients. He is active and well respected across the market.

Steven Fogg is a trial specialist who leads on many of the firm's showpiece matters. In addition to his versatile litigation practice focused on US clients, he has also developed expertise with international clients, such as Chinese nationals. Peers regard him highly, describing him as a "talented fellow," and noting that he is "very smart, very capable, very experienced and has good judgment." One source hailed him as a "leading light of the firm for the new generation."

Kelly Corr practices as a consultant on litigation and trial strategy. He has extensive litigation experience across class actions, product liability, professional malpractice and intellectual property, among other areas of expertise.

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Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Renowned for its insurance defense and personal injury work. A dedicated litigation boutique, the firm has many success stories acting for both defendants and plaintiffs. Peers note its strong reputation and high levels of activity in the market representing important clients.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Tilden is considered a market leader for litigation work. One source describes him as "fantastic, with a high degree of integrity" and as "well respected around town by judges and lawyers." Another reports that he is a "terrific lawyer" who is a great rainmaker for the firm.

Franklin Cordell maintains a fast-developing practice and is heralded by market peers as a respected litigator. He specializes in insurance recovery and is praised for his expertise in that space.

Charles Gordon specializes in wrongful death actions and insurance matters. Peers respect him very highly, noting his long and successful career.

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Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Extensive experience in civil litigation, handling antitrust, class action, employment, environmental, intellectual property and real estate litigation, in addition to corporate investigations, governance matters and shareholder disputes. Has a noted skills in maritime and aviation litigation.

Notable practitioners

Arthur Harrigan is a commercial trial lawyer with a long and successful career. He is considered a market leader and represents a number of significant clients on matters ranging from intellectual property and noncompetition actions to purchasing rights.

Timothy Leyh is highly respected in the market for his commercial civil litigation work. He regularly handles an array of disputes for corporations and is also well known for representing government entities.

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McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for A commercial law firm with a well-established and leading reputation for litigation. Maintains an active practice covering business, employment, real estate, securities, product liability and insurance coverage litigation, as well as legal malpractice defense, intellectual property disputes and appellate work.

Strengths Peers describe it as a "leading commercial litigation firm" with some "excellent trial lawyers."

One source notes that it has "a special place in the market and does well in it" and another hails its "solid reputation."

Notable practitioners

Lauded as "one of the best trial lawyers" in the state, Robert Sulkin is described as "very charismatic," "really strong" and "excellent and impressive." His high levels of market activity and his well-established reputation are ubiquitously admired.

Jerry McNaul's mediation work is particularly respected by peers, who note his extensive career. He is described as an "excellent lawyer" with a "strong reputation."

Gregory Hollon enjoys good market visibility and continues to develop his trial practice. He is described as a "great lawyer" who "loves trial work and is good with juries."

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Calfo Eakes & Ostrovsky PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for A litigation boutique covering an extensive range of industry sectors. Specializes in complex criminal cases, including white-collar criminal defense, and also handles civil litigation, such as environmental, employment, consumer protection and False Claims Act matters.

Strengths Clients note the firm's impressive negotiation skills and state that its "service is very efficient and responsive."

One source says that "the firm provides excellent customer service, and is very skilled in the law" while another praises the "thoughtful, insightful analysis."

Work highlights Represented Microsoft in a summons enforcement matter concerning overseas tax practices. The case could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

Defended Johnson & Johnson against a Consumer Protection Act claim brought by the Washington State Attorney General alleging that the client deliberately misled patients into believing its pelvic mesh products were safe.

Significant clients Expedia, King County, Apple, G.E. Healthcare, City of Seattle.

Notable practitioners

Patricia Eakes has a broad and versatile practice covering civil and commercial litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. She has further experience in employment litigation, as well as corporate and government investigations. One client source describes her as "charismatic, extremely bright, knowledgeable about the law, an excellent communicator, organized, timely and practical."

Angelo Calfo specializes in white-collar criminal and government litigation. Peers consider him a "wonderful trial lawyer" and a "very fine litigator with excellent instincts and judgment." Clients appreciate his "thoughtful, insightful analysis."

A prominent up-and-coming white-collar defense lawyer, Andrea Ostrovsky is highly praised by peers as "terrifically bright, very detail-oriented, very thorough" and noted for her "tremendous organizational skills and analytical abilities."

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DLA Piper LLP (US) - Litigation

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What the team is known for A global firm renowned for its corporate governance, securities and shareholder rights litigation. Also has expertise in class actions, consumer and employment law, and intellectual property litigation.

Strengths Clients are highly appreciative of the team's work ethic and "depth of knowledge and expertise," describing the lawyers as "intelligent and steadfast."

One source notes that "their performance overall has been outstanding."

Work highlights Defended Zillow Group against a class action that sought to enjoin its move to a multiclass stock structure. After extensive hearings the court dismissed the motion in the client's favor.

Defended BNSF Railway Company in a breach of contract dispute concerning an agreement allowing the client to transport crude oil across the Swinomish Reservation. The Swinomish Indian tribe brought the lawsuit contesting the extent of their ability to limit rail traffic in this area.

Significant clients Community Health Services, Lululemon Athletica, Knight Transportation, Domino's Pizza, MUFG Union Bank.

Notable practitioners

Stellman Keehnel excels in securities class action defense, consumer and employment class actions, and intellectual property litigation. One client describes him as a "true tactician" while another notes his "great communication." He is further hailed as "resourceful and intelligent."

Peers recognize Andrew Escobar's activity in developing his commercial litigation practice. One client describes him as "friendly, smart, personable, targeted and efficient" and other sources praise him as "very talented."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Litigation

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第三等

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What the team is known for A firm that continues to grow its Seattle litigation practice, excelling in white-collar, securities and corporate governance litigation, as well as SEC investigations. Represents a variety of high-profile clients across civil and criminal litigation.

Strengths Peers note the team's activity on "significant cases making headlines" and describe it as a "full-service firm."

Work highlights Defended Microsoft against a lawsuit alleging violation of an antitrust settlement. The firm obtained a full settlement in the client's favor.

Represented Nordstrom on a matter in which the client was sued by a stockholder for alleged breach of fiduciary duty; the suit it currently being appealed by the plaintiff to the Ninth Circuit.

Significant clients Microsoft, Apple, Credit Suisse Securities, Nordstrom.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Dunne is renowned for his securities litigation work, especially in relation to residential mortgages, financial institution representation and insurance.

George Greer's practice includes securities and corporate governance litigation, professional liabilities and SEC investigations. Peers note his long career and established reputation.

John Wolfe is highly recommended by peers, who report seeing him on "the most significant cases around town." He excels in white-collar crime and government investigations. He also handles cybersecurity, environmental, securities, tax and healthcare litigation.

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for A commercial litigation boutique that maintains a flexible and versatile practice covering a wide spectrum of litigation matters. Especially renowned for its employment, municipal, class action, noncompetition, fraud and intellectual property litigation.

Strengths Clients report that the firm is "methodical and responsive," noting its "outstanding performance" in court.

One source describes the firm as "very sophisticated and knowledgeable," and its team as consisting of "wonderful people."

Work highlights Represented Delano Farms against wage and hour claims brought by employees. For three years the firm has resisted the claims, and court approval of the settlement terms is currently pending.

Significant clients City of Seattle, University of Puget Sound, MicroVision, Cavalry Portfolio, Spinning Heads.

Notable practitioners

James Savitt is particularly hailed for his commercial litigation skills, including IP disputes. Peers describe him as an "exceptional trial lawyer" who is "smart, aggressive, and able to see the big picture while never forgetting the details." One source appreciates his "outstanding listening, appropriate questioning and efficient processing of information."

David Bruce excels in municipal litigation and also has extensive class action experience. One source notes that he is "a very effective litigator and expert in employment law," with a "calm, well informed, fully committed" style. Another client describes him as "very personable, very charming."

Sources describe Stephen Willey as a "gifted advocate." He routinely handles intellectual property, business, securities and employment litigation work. Clients praise him as "very professional, very knowledgeable, easy to work with."

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Stoel Rives LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Excels in a broad range of industry sectors, including e-commerce and internet matters, class action defense, environmental, insurance and healthcare litigation. Represents numerous significant multinational clients, and has a strong trial track record.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "trial strategy, organization and preparation."

One source notes its "excellent performance" and says: "They have a very good response time and are very knowledgeable."

Work highlights Obtained injunctions against Greenpeace on behalf of Shell Offshore prohibiting Greenpeace from interfering with Shell's vessels.

Provided counsel and litigation for American Traffic Solutions concerning a variety of class action matters as well as surveillance and data retention issues.

Significant clients Oregon Forest Industries Council, King County Washington, Primus, Darigold, Biotronik.

Notable practitioners

Peers rate David Goodnight as a "really strong lawyer." One client source describes him as an "amazing litigation strategist" and appreciates his ability to "get the team to work together in a timely manner." He has litigated numerous jury trials, including construction disputes.

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Susman Godfrey LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Maintains an extensive and versatile practice covering class actions, antitrust, environmental issues, professional malpractice and a wide range of other commercial litigation. Developing expertise in copyright and intellectual property litigation, particularly in the hi-tech and media sectors, and is especially well known for its plaintiff work.

Strengths Clients describe the lawyers as "highly qualified and highly skilled," and "extremely diligent."

Peers regard it as a "solid firm," noting its "excellent track record."

Work highlights Represented former Novartis sales manager David Kester in a whistle-blower suit with a matter value of over $450 million. The case was settled in late 2016 in the client's favor.

Brought a successful patent infringement suit concerning smartphone technology against ZTE on behalf of DataQuill.

Significant clients Jibe Audio, Peak Hosting, Intellectual Ventures, Amazon, Zillow.

Notable practitioners

Parker Folse's practice includes patent infringement, contract disputes and antitrust litigation. Peers describe him as "a strong litigator" and as "an incredibly hard-working and smart lawyer."

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K&L Gates - Litigation

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What the team is known for A global firm with expertise in antitrust, commercial and intellectual property litigation. Represents an impressive roster of household names on intellectual property disputes in the software sector, securities litigation and other commercial disputes, as well as unique matters ranging from the federal government recognition of tribes to administrative law relating to religious bodies.

Strengths Peers note the firm's "very established presence in Seattle" and recognize it as a significant player in the market.

Work highlights Represented T-Mobile in a high-profile breach of contract and related trademark infringement claim. The case was resolved by settlement.

Acted as counsel for Attachmate and Micro Focus on a range of domestic and international issues, including licensing claims and enforcement actions.

Significant clients Amazon, BNSF Railway Company, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Hertz.

Notable practitioners

Philip Guess represents significant clients and his practice covers securities and general business litigation, as well as fraud matters.

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Lane Powell PC - Litigation

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What the team is known for A regional firm with good visibility in regulated industries. Excels in class actions and healthcare litigation, as well as securities and antitrust work. Also has burgeoning white-collar criminal capabilities. Recently undertaken extensive litigation in mental health benefit cases and disputes concerning health insurance.

Strengths Clients note the team's "strategic guidance" and "executional excellence."

Work highlights Defended United HealthCare Services against a class action which claimed that the client breached its fiduciary duty concerning visit limitations in outpatient mental health services.

Represented ABM Parking Services in a landlord and tenant dispute concerning responsibility for structural maintenance and repairs to a garage.

Significant clients Optum, Premera Blue Cross, Future Income Payments, Spokane Rock.

Notable practitioners

Douglas Greene is especially renowned for his insurance and shareholder work. Clients appreciate his "incredible skills" and list his strengths as "his client focus, strategy and availability 24/7."

Rudy Englund's practice covers the breadth of business dispute resolution, with a special niche in wage and hour class actions. He has a well-established name in the Seattle market and is especially respected for his trial work.

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Summit Law Group, PLLC - Litigation

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What the team is known for Praised particularly for its breach of contract, construction and environmental litigation, as well as handling real estate and other commercial litigation matters. Impressive client base spanning local, national and global names in a number of industries.

Strengths Peers note its "strong reputation in Seattle" and "growing presence in the market."

Clients regard the firm very positively, praising its "analytical and intellectual depth, strategic acumen and great courtroom lawyers with good bench depth."

Work highlights Represented Technicolor SA and Technicolor USA in two toxic tort class actions filed against them by a workers' association in Taiwan. The firm handles overall case strategy and coordination with Taiwanese counsel.

Defended Lummi Island Scenic Estates Community Club against a federal racketeering and breach of fiduciary duty suit.

Significant clients AECOM, Fox News, BP Exploration & Production, Google, National Football League.

Notable practitioners

Peers consider Philip McCune to be "smart and witty" and appreciate his "top-shelf combination of sophisticated legal skills and an understanding of the Northwest Bench and Bar culture." He advises on a range of commercial disputes, including sensitive IP and antitrust cases.

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Senior Statesmen

Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kelly Corr practices as a consultant on litigation and trial strategy. He has extensive litigation experience across class actions, product liability, professional malpractice and intellectual property, among other areas of expertise.

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Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Gordon specializes in wrongful death actions and insurance matters. Peers respect him very highly, noting his long and successful career.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Burman has over 30 years of experience in litigation, including trials, settlements and arbitrations. Matters with which he has been involved include trade secret misappropriation, False Claims Act disputes and civil conspiracy claims.

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Arthur W Harrigan Jr

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur Harrigan is a commercial trial lawyer with a long and successful career. He is considered a market leader and represents a number of significant clients on matters ranging from intellectual property and noncompetition actions to purchasing rights.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Stellman Keehnel excels in securities class action defense, consumer and employment class actions, and intellectual property litigation. One client describes him as a "true tactician" while another notes his "great communication." He is further hailed as "resourceful and intelligent."

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Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP

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Brad Keller is a "rockstar" trial lawyer who handles all manner of commercial disputes, including fraud, product liability, energy and RICO suits. One source considers him "one of the top lawyers in Seattle for litigation."

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Stephen M Rummage

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Stephen Rummage has 35 years of litigation and appellate experience, excelling in class action defense as well as securities fraud claims, intellectual property disputes, complex contract disputes and construction litigation. Peers describe him as a "fantastic lawyer" and report that "he has a strong reputation in the community."

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Harry H Schneider Jr

Perkins Coie LLP

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Harry Schneider has an excellent reputation among peers, who say: "He definitely has a strong reputation in the marketplace." Over the years he has worked on many high-profile cases across IP, professional liability and financial services claims.

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McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

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Lauded as "one of the best trial lawyers" in the state, Robert Sulkin is described as "very charismatic," "really strong" and "excellent and impressive." His high levels of market activity and his well-established reputation are ubiquitously admired.

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Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP

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Paul Taylor's reputation as a trial lawyer is highly respected by market peers. He represents clients in a range of areas including antitrust, professional liability, employment and securities. One client appreciates the "resounding victory" Taylor advised on in a recent suit.

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Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Tilden is considered a market leader for litigation work. One source describes him as "fantastic, with a high degree of integrity" and as "well respected around town by judges and lawyers." Another reports that he is a "terrific lawyer" who is a great rainmaker for the firm.

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Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Cronin's practice concentrates on business litigation, and he represents law firms, accounting firms, engineering firms and a range of other significant multinational clients. He is active and well respected across the market.

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Parker Folse's practice includes patent infringement, contract disputes and antitrust litigation. Peers describe him as "a strong litigator" and as "an incredibly hard-working and smart lawyer."

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David R Goodnight

Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers rate David Goodnight as a "really strong lawyer." One client source describes him as an "amazing litigation strategist" and appreciates his ability to "get the team to work together in a timely manner." He has litigated numerous jury trials, including construction disputes.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Kaplan of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is described as "the dean of securities litigation in Seattle." He specializes in securities and corporate governance litigation, class action defense and SEC investigations.

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Savitt is particularly hailed for his commercial litigation skills, including IP disputes. Peers describe him as an "exceptional trial lawyer" who is "smart, aggressive, and able to see the big picture while never forgetting the details." One source appreciates his "outstanding listening, appropriate questioning and efficient processing of information."

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Ronald L Berenstain

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Berenstain specializes in high-stakes securities and corporate governance law. His practice includes class actions, litigation related to M&A transactions, breach of fiduciary duty disputes and ERISA. Peers recognize his reputation in the Seattle market.

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Bruce excels in municipal litigation and also has extensive class action experience. One source notes that he is "a very effective litigator and expert in employment law," with a "calm, well informed, fully committed" style. Another client describes him as "very personable, very charming."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Dunne is renowned for his securities litigation work, especially in relation to residential mortgages, financial institution representation and insurance.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients praise Peter Ehrlichman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP highly, noting that he "provides excellent work product, exercises great judgment, is pragmatic, communicates well, and plans ahead appropriately." His major activity includes trade dress, securities fraud and healthcare administrative disputes.

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Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Leyh is highly respected in the market for his commercial civil litigation work. He regularly handles an array of disputes for corporations and is also well known for representing government entities.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lisa Marchese has extensive experience in government contracting, construction and commercial litigation. She represents significant technology and aerospace clients. Clients praise her highly as "very determined and hard-working, really smart," while one peer source describes her as "a great trial lawyer" and notes that "there's no one like her" in her field.

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Summit Law Group, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers consider Philip McCune to be "smart and witty" and appreciate his "top-shelf combination of sophisticated legal skills and an understanding of the Northwest Bench and Bar culture." He advises on a range of commercial disputes, including sensitive IP and antitrust cases.

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Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Ralph Palumbo is a recent addition to the team at Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo PLLC. He is described as an "extremely talented lawyer." One peer source notes that he has "successfully tried very large and prominent cases around the country" and is "comfortable in any courtroom." His practice covers an extensive spectrum of complex commercial litigation issues.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Ross specializes in antitrust counseling work for healthcare providers in several states. One source describes him as "a smart and capable lawyer" particularly within this specific niche. He also represents significant clients in other commercial litigation sectors.

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Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Boeder has particular experience in antitrust work, and is also well known for his consumer protection class action litigation. One client source describes him as "amazing, and very knowledgeable."

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Fred Burnside is described by peers as "a very sharp and tenacious guy" and as "an excellent lawyer, very bright and hard-working." His class action work is particularly well regarded and he is considered to be "very practical, very efficient and very strategic."

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Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Franklin Cordell maintains a fast-developing practice and is heralded by market peers as a respected litigator. He specializes in insurance recovery and is praised for his expertise in that space.

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Calfo Eakes & Ostrovsky PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Patricia Eakes has a broad and versatile practice covering civil and commercial litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. She has further experience in employment litigation, as well as corporate and government investigations. One client source describes her as "charismatic, extremely bright, knowledgeable about the law, an excellent communicator, organized, timely and practical."

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Lane Powell PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Rudy Englund's practice covers the breadth of business dispute resolution, with a special niche in wage and hour class actions. He has a well-established name in the Seattle market and is especially respected for his trial work.

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Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Fogg is a trial specialist who leads on many of the firm's showpiece matters. In addition to his versatile litigation practice focused on US clients, he has also developed expertise with international clients, such as Chinese nationals. Peers regard him highly, describing him as a "talented fellow," and noting that he is "very smart, very capable, very experienced and has good judgment." One source hailed him as a "leading light of the firm for the new generation."

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Lane Powell PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Greene is especially renowned for his insurance and shareholder work. Clients appreciate his "incredible skills" and list his strengths as "his client focus, strategy and availability 24/7."

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

George Greer's practice includes securities and corporate governance litigation, professional liabilities and SEC investigations. Peers note his long career and established reputation.

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K&L Gates

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Guess represents significant clients and his practice covers securities and general business litigation, as well as fraud matters.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chair of the firm's nationwide litigation group, Robert Maguire's practice includes fiduciary, contractual and other commercial litigation, specializing in noncompetition and trade secret matters. He also routinely handles governmental investigation issues. Sources describe him as "a hard worker" and as "flexible, smart, charming and really effective."

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McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jerry McNaul's mediation work is particularly respected by peers, who note his extensive career. He is described as an "excellent lawyer" with a "strong reputation."

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources describe Stephen Willey as a "gifted advocate." He routinely handles intellectual property, business, securities and employment litigation work. Clients praise him as "very professional, very knowledgeable, easy to work with."

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Up and Coming

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers recognize Andrew Escobar's activity in developing his commercial litigation practice. One client describes him as "friendly, smart, personable, targeted and efficient" and other sources praise him as "very talented."

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Up and Coming

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rebecca Francis focuses on class action defense, healthcare and Consumer Protection Act litigation, and she represents some important multinational clients. Her work is noted by clients as "very good" while peers also appreciate her rising reputation.

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Up and Coming

McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Hollon enjoys good market visibility and continues to develop his trial practice. He is described as a "great lawyer" who "loves trial work and is good with juries."

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