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Litigation: General Commercial — Washington


Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for 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. Further noted for its adept handling of commercial litigation as well as its representation in intellectual property, securities and consumer protection disputes.

Strengths The firm is identified by commentators as "the top boutique in the market."

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Brad Keller maintains a stellar reputation in commercial litigation. His broad-ranging disputes expertise includes securities fraud, consumer protection and professional liability. He also has excellent experience handling class action lawsuits.

Paul Taylor is held in high esteem for his extensive trial experience and is widely recognized by sources as a "very smart lawyer." He provides adept representation in a wide range of disputes, including professional malpractice, antitrust, securities and real estate litigation.

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Litigation Department

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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, securities fraud claims and antitrust litigation. Further noted for its adept handling of cases which straddle the intellectual property and employment arenas, including trade secret matters. Very active representing blue-chip clients both nationally and internationally.

Strengths One client highlights the team's business-minded approach: "I have consistently been impressed with their professionalism and business acumen. What I've appreciated most about working with the team is their incredible ability to leverage their extraordinary legal practice in a practical manner."

Sources also enthuse: "The firm provides the absolutely highest-quality legal work. Its attorneys are dedicated, diligent, collaborative, thoughtful and extremely skilled."

Work highlights Prevailed on behalf of Microsoft before the US Supreme Court in a class certification dispute with Xbox 360 users regarding an alleged product fault.

Defended Amazon against defamation and discrimination claims brought by a Christian group that was denied participation in the Amazon Smile program.

Notable practitioners

Sources recognize Jeffrey Coopersmih as "an outstanding criminal defense lawyer who is among the top ranks in Seattle." He draws on his experience as a former federal prosecutor to act as lead counsel on investigations as well as criminal and civil proceedings, most notably in the areas of healthcare, securities, antitrust and tax.

Stephen Rummage remains one of the most revered litigators in the state, best known for his work on class action defense. Interviewees report: "He is one of the best writers I have ever worked with. He is strategic and has very good judgment.” He represents clients from the software, telecom, financial and sports industries.

Lisa Marchese is best known for her work on commercial and construction disputes as well as contentious matters relating to government contracts. Her clientele includes transportation and engineering companies.

Fred Burnside is well versed in consumer class action defense suits. He represents a broad range of blue-chip clients from sectors such as retail, telecommunications, natural resources and education.

Robert Maguire is well known for acting as counsel on election disputes such as campaign finance matters and Congressional ethics investigations. He also advises on noncompete and trade secrets issues. Clients say: “He has an incredible ability to steer even the most contentious conversations in the right direction, and his ability to read a room and react appropriately is invaluable.”

Seasoned attorney Douglas Ross has longstanding experience in the market. He primarily handles antitrust disputes, most notably in the healthcare sector. One interviewee states: "He is very good and highly professional both on the claimant and defense side."

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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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 product liability matters. This team of experienced trial lawyers frequently represents industry heavyweights including clients from the technology, telecommunications, food and beverage, retail and aerospace sectors.

Strengths Interviewees praise the lawyers for their consistent, high level of service. One states: "Throughout the entire project I found the work of the whole Perkins Coie team to be of the highest quality."

One source also effuses about the team's client-centric approach: "They made a great effort to understand our business and our risk tolerance."

Work highlights Defended Amazon against a civil action brought by the FTC alleging unfair trade practices relating to charges incurred by children playing games and apps on Amazon's mobile devices.

Represented HTC as co-defendant in an antitrust conspiracy claim related to Apple's acquisition of Beats by Dre.

Notable practitioners

David Burman is lauded by commentators as a “stellar” attorney with an “impeccable reputation.” He has a wealth of litigation experience in a broad range of areas including professional negligence, antitrust and contractual disputes.

Harry Schneide r expertly represents blue-chip corporate clients and municipalities in a wide range of disputes. One source enthuses: "His understanding of the law, processes and systems is top notch, and his soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, ability to communicate complex notions clearly and succinctly, and courtroom demeanor, are also peerless. I value his wisdom, experience and tenacity.”

David Taylor remains a prominent figure in the white-collar crime market due to his work on FCPA investigations, SEC enforcement and issues pertaining to the False Claims Act.

Ronald Berenstain is a well-regarded practitioner with strong understanding of corporate governance and securities litigation, including shareholder class action suits. One source is impressed by his high-quality service, attesting that Berenstain “does an excellent job.”

Kathleen O'Sullivan is a highly respected appellate lawyer with experience handling class action disputes. She is particularly active in constitutional claims, election law and product liability. One commentator endorses her as a "top-notch litigator who raises the intellectual bar the moment she walks in the room."

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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, 16 fellows in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

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Corr Cronin LLP - Litigation Department

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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. Boasts 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. Increasingly active in trade secret and product liability litigation.

Strengths Impressed clients report: "They are practical, smart and efficient. They are very straightforward about how they approach litigation, keeping business needs in mind, yet also very nimble in their ability to react to changing situations or circumstances."

Another adds: "They are top notch and incredibly responsive. I hold them out as an example for everybody else."

Work highlights Represented Chemstation in a trade secret case, obtaining a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to stop a former account manager from working with Chemstation's competitor Wesmar.

Acted for King County in a dispute over the ownership of a railroad corridor on the shores of Lake Washington.

Notable practitioners

William Cronin is a veteran trial lawyer who maintains a strong reputation for his disputes practice, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. He litigates on a broad range of matters, most recently in a noted professional negligence case.

Steven Fogg is rapidly developing a reputation for high-stakes disputes in Washington. He has experience handling torts, fraud, product liability and breach of various agreements. One interviewee states: "He is a go-to guy who I know will do a great job."

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Corr Cronin is recognized as one of the premier trial law firms in the Pacific Northwest. The lawyers in this litigation-only law firm offer sophisticated litigation strategies in a full range of practice areas. Corr Cronin combines the legal talent normally found in large law firms with the responsiveness and service of a boutique. Corr Cronin serves as a trusted resource to in-house counsel and provides the trial-proven experience that makes a difference in the outcome of a case.

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McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A commercial law firm with a well-established 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. Represents clients before all levels of court and in arbitrations.

Notable practitioners

Robert Sulkin is acclaimed by market sources as a “superb practitioner” and a “smart lawyer who is very engaged.” He has a formidable reputation for commercial disputes, covering issues ranging from real estate to securities and professional malpractice.

Gregory Hollon is predicted to be the “next generation of superstar,” according to interviewees. He acts on both the defense and plaintiff sides, on single-plaintiff as well as class actions suits relating to contractual, malpractice and securities issues.

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Calfo Eakes & Ostrovsky PLLC - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique covering a broad 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. Also highlighted for its extensive activity in securities fraud claims.

Strengths Sources commend the firm for its team of "top-notch white-collar crime lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Angelo Calfo commands an impressive reputation as a “masterful trial lawyer.” Others describe him as an “extraordinarily talented lawyer, both for white-collar and complex civil cases.” He is reputed for his handling of a diverse variety of mandates, often of a complex nature. He represents companies as well as high-profile individuals.

Patricia Eakes is lauded as “one of the top handful of names for white-collar,” with one source adding: "Very few are as talented as she is." Her practice includes representing companies and individuals in allegations of billing, securities and mail fraud as well as tax evasion.

Andrea Ostrovsky has established an excellent reputation as a rising young attorney in the field of white-collar crime. She has experience representing clients under government investigation and is praised by sources for being “very talented.”

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Calfo Eakes & Ostrovsky PLLC (“CE&O”) is a law firm of highly-respected trial attorneys known for their effectiveness and tenacity in representing businesses and individuals inside and outside the courtroom. The firm’s practice emphasizes complex commercial and civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act matters, consumer protection litigation, corporate internal investigations, and employment disputes. The firm's lawyers have tried hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal courtrooms throughout the Northwest. CE&O is committed to diversity and our lawyers reflect that commitment. The firm is a nationally-certified woman and minority-owned and managed firm that prioritizes excellent legal work and results.

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DLA Piper LLP (US) - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A global firm renowned for its intellectual property, securities and shareholder rights litigation practice. Also has expertise in class actions, consumer and employment law disputes. Offers additional capabilities in cybersecurity, privacy matters and insurance coverage litigation.

Strengths One interviewee is particularly appreciative of the team's "real understanding of business issues and objectives, hard-working professionalism and effectiveness in looking out for the client's interests."

Another reports: "They certainly are extremely knowledgeable, very responsive and proactive."

Work highlights Defended Papa Murphy's in a national putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Successfully defended ServiceSource International in a federal class action regarding a securities fraud violations action based on an allegedly misleading press statement.

Notable practitioners

Stellman Keehnel is lauded by sources for his “superior analytical ability, case evaluation and writing skills.” He has a diverse client base with major companies in the transportation, banking and healthcare industry sectors and is particularly noted for his work on class actions.

Andrew Escobar continues to develop his litigation reputation, gaining praise from sources who describe him as a “bright young guy” providing high-quality advice. He focuses on securities disputes.

Interviewees describe Anthony Todaro as “smart and hard-working” and “sharp and quick to respond.” One client also particularly appreciated his “realistic presentation of risks and options.” He is well regarded for his work on class actions work and employees' rights litigation.

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Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned for its insurance recovery and personal injury work. A dedicated litigation boutique, the firm has many success stories acting for both defendants and plaintiffs in consumer and product liability class actions, securities disputes, noncompete matters and construction litigation.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Tilden is roundly revered as an “absolutely top-notch” litigator. He has accrued a wealth of civil trial experience handling commercial, securities and insurance recovery mandates, including environmental insurance recovery.

Franklin Cordell is well known and highly reputed in Washington, with commentators particularly recognizing him as an “exceptional insurance coverage litigator.”

About the Team (content provided by Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP)

At GTTC we limit our practice to complex civil trial work.  Our practice focuses on three areas:  general commercial litigation; serious personal injury cases, and insurance recovery litigation.  The firm is a recognized leader in all three areas.   

We prepare every matter, from the beginning, on the assumption it will be tried to verdict. All of our partners are experienced trial lawyers; among them are two Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Viewing the case through the lens of trial serves our clients well, whether or not the case ultimately is tried: even in settlement, success comes only if the team is prepared to win at trial.

The GTTC lawyer you hire is the lawyer who does your work.  We have consciously avoided the “pyramid” model, with many junior lawyers reporting to a small number of senior partners. Our partners roll up their sleeves, do the work, and know the facts and law, period.


A lawyer’s greatest asset is his or her judgment—that which is earned predominantly by standing up in court, presenting evidence, and persuading judges and juries. GTTC lawyers exercise judgment by focusing on the client’s ultimate objective and avoiding minor but costly battles that do not advance that objective. Our 22-year track record has proven the value of this approach to our clients.

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Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Extensive experience in civil litigation, handling antitrust, employment, environmental, intellectual property and real estate litigation, in addition to governance matters and shareholder disputes. Has noted skills in maritime and aviation litigation, representing clients in cargo and property damage, personal injury and insurance coverage disputes.

Strengths Market observers comment that "they are very experienced trial lawyers" who provide "excellent legal services."

Notable practitioners

Veteran attorney Arthur Harrigan remains a respected figure in the state. He is noted by sources as a “fantastic trial lawyer” and has a built a reputation for handling complex, high-value cases including class action suits in relation to IP, noncompete actions and construction disputes.

Timothy Leyh is extolled by commentators as “one of Seattle’s finest lawyers.” He has a strong track record of representing public bodies including government entities and municipalities, but also a wide roster of commercial clients.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust practice best known for white-collar, securities and corporate governance litigation, as well as SEC investigations. Represents a variety of high-profile clients across civil and criminal litigation and offers particular expertise in the technology and financial services sectors. Further noted for its strength in patent litigation and increasingly visible for its cybersecurity and data privacy practice.

Strengths One enthused client notes: "We are very, very pleased with their work. They really are collaborative and highly responsive to the client's needs. They don't waste time and effort but make sure to staff matters appropriately."

Others highlight the team's "outstanding performance" and particularly value its "practicality, diplomacy and understanding of the interests of both parties."

Work highlights Defended Credit Suisse Securities against fraud and breach of key contract provisions claims brought by monoline insurers and trustees of several residential mortgage-backed securities trusts.

Represented Apple as plaintiff in an intellectual property lawsuit against Mobile Star for sale of counterfeit Apple products.

Notable practitioners

John Wolfe is highly rated by commentators, one of them noting: "His performance is superior. He is highly strategic, he manages client expectations extremely well and he is always thinking outside of the box on ways to advance his client's needs." He is best known for government investigations and white-collar criminal defense work with additional expertise in cybersecurity and securities.

Daniel Dunne possesses a depth of experience and knowledge relating to securities fraud and shareholder derivative lawsuits, and is particularly focused on defense work. Commentators report: "He is very intelligent, thinks very creatively about legal positions and really dives into a legal matter, understanding its nuances and details in a way that is quite extraordinary."

Sources commend George Greer for his "really good client service skills." He handles securities, professional liability and corporate governance disputes.

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Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP - Litigation Department

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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. Its team of seasoned trial lawyers regularly handles employment, real estate, fraud and intellectual property litigation. Especially renowned for its adept representation of municipalities. Offers additional strength in class actions and in-depth knowledge of the technology, software, education and financial services sectors.

Strengths Clients value the team's efficiency, noting: "They are proactive and thorough in their approach to conflict resolution," adding: "They keep us fully informed, give accurate timelines and prepare great briefs."

Peers also recommend the team, saying it comprises "exceptionally smart, hard-working and talented lawyers."

Work highlights Represented the City of Seattle in a variety of matters including two trial court proceedings regarding property being acquired for the Seattle Waterfront Program.

Defended Portfolio Recovery in a putative national consumer class action for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act regarding scope of notice in collection letters.

Notable practitioners

James Savitt enjoys a solid reputation in the market, being highlighted by sources as a "formidable" litigator. He has experience acting as litigation counsel for clients in the education, technology, manufacturing and e-commerce industries.

David Bruce is highlighted for his "strategic, big-picture approach" to litigation. He has an equally impressive practice in the public and private sectors, with experience handling class action suits and employment-related disputes.

Sources are quick to praise Stephen Willey, describing him as "very knowledgeable, with excellent writing skills and good depth perception on conflict resolution." He regularly handles business, employment and IP disputes.

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Stoel Rives LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded team with substantial experience in trial and appellate courts and with notable expertise in class action defense. Excels in a broad range of industry sectors, including technology, construction, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Regularly retained to represent significant government entities and major corporations in various disputes, including product liability, environmental, IP and insurance matters.

Strengths Clients find the team to be "thorough, thoughtful," as well as "professional and practical."

Work highlights Represented King LASIK in litigation pertaining to the breakup of six medical practices in the USA and Canada.

Notable practitioners

David Goodnight is a well-respected litigator with a wealth of experience handling land use and construction disputes as well as IP and tax matters. One client enthuses: "He is an excellent, strategic lawyer who has assisted us through a complex trial and appeal process."

Vanessa Power enters the rankings after being "highly recommended" by sources, who describe her as "a very good lawyer and a prominent litigator." She regularly represents clients in commercial and IP disputes. She is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer and has experience of class actions.

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We handle a full range of cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with particular emphasis on business-related litigation and the defense of personal injury and product liability claims. We provide regional litigation counsel for a number of national companies and also handle a wide variety of cases for other clients with unique litigation needs.

Our group includes trial lawyers experienced in jury and bench trials, in appeals and administrative proceedings, and in arbitrations and mediations.

We focus on:

  • Antitrust & Unfair Competition
  • Appellate Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Corporate Governance
  • Creditor Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Government Investigations & White-Collar Crime
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Risk Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Product Liability
  • Prop 65
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • State Attorney General Investigations
  • Tax Litigation
  • Telecommunications
  • Toxic Torts

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Summit Law Group, PLLC - Litigation Department

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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, including technology, retail and pharmaceuticals. Wins further recognition for its expertise in competition, IP and securities litigation.

Strengths One client reports: "They are very efficient and customer-oriented, as well as very responsive," adding: "They are very levelheaded and know how hard to push and when not to."

Others note that "the support is excellent, they have great depth" and are "very detail-oriented."

Work highlights Defended Ericsson in a lawsuit brought by HTC for failure to offer a fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory rate on Ericsson's standard-essential patents.

Represented Bayer and Ascensia in the defense of price-fixing and conspiracy claims brought against various drug manufacturers.

Notable practitioners

Philip McCune is deemed a "really good litigator," while other sources report: "He is extremely diligent and thorough." He routinely represents companies in antitrust, product liability and patent litigation. He is further noted for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

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Susman Godfrey LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Maintains an extensive and versatile practice covering antitrust, environmental issues, professional malpractice and a wide range of other commercial litigation. Offers additional expertise in copyright and intellectual property litigation, particularly in the hi-tech and media sectors. Well regarded for its defense work on behalf of industry heavyweights, but the team is also highly rated for its representation of plaintiffs in high-profile class actions.

Strengths One client enthuses: "Their performance is nothing less than astonishing. They are incredibly smart people who work with great energy and diligence. Absolutely no stone is left unturned."

Another says: "They are skilled and knowledgeable."

Work highlights Defended Zillow in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by VHT alleging that the defendant had copied tens of thousands of home images on its website.

Represented Expedia in a breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation dispute.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Parker Folse is a distinguished figure in the market, widely praised for his expertise in intellectual property litigation. He also offers a wealth of experience in antitrust and contractual disputes.

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K&L Gates - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for 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. Draws upon its global platform to offer representation nationally as well as in international proceedings.

Strengths Sources laud the team for providing a high-quality service, noting: "They are very attentive and responsive, they take the time to know our business and always proactively look for new ways to help us. Substantively, they are very effective, very smart and good strategists."

A client adds: "Their dedication to providing timely, invaluable advice on complex matters is truly amazing."

Work highlights Assisted Oregon International Air Freight with the obtaining of a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction on the grounds of alleged theft of trade secrets.

Represented Quest Software in enforcement actions across the country relating to the enforcement of its licensing rights.

Notable practitioners

Philip Guess is a well-regarded litigator with deep expertise in commercial and securities litigation. He is especially noted for his experience handling high-stakes fraud cases.

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Lane Powell PC - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A regional firm with good visibility in regulated industries. Excels in the healthcare sector and wins recognition for recently undertaking extensive litigation in mental health benefit cases and disputes concerning health insurance. Also highlighted for its expert handling of securities and antitrust litigation. Further noted for its extensive class action experience, robust appellate practice and burgeoning white-collar criminal capabilities.

Strengths One client reports: "I would give them a 10 out of 10. What I value most is their timeliness, thoroughness and, most importantly, their ability to think outside the box and their ability to keep me informed and engaged throughout the process."

Another is impressed by the team's "world-class acumen combined with a boutique, high-touch servicing approach" and its "big-picture strength matched by its stellar attention to detail."

Work highlights Defended Live Ventures in a securities class action brought by shareholders alleging that the company artificially inflated its stock price through false and misleading statements.

Represented Swapp Law in a class action brought by motorists for violation of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act after thousands of collision reports containing motorists' personal information were purchased from the Washington State Patrol in order to solicit class members' business.

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Senior Statesperson

Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Tilden is roundly revered as an “absolutely top-notch” litigator. He has accrued a wealth of civil trial experience handling commercial, securities and insurance recovery mandates, including environmental insurance recovery.

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Band 1

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Burman is lauded by commentators as a “stellar” attorney with an “impeccable reputation.” He has a wealth of litigation experience in a broad range of areas including professional negligence, antitrust and contractual disputes.

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Band 1

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Stellman Keehnel is lauded by sources for his “superior analytical ability, case evaluation and writing skills.” He has a diverse client base with major companies in the transportation, banking and healthcare industry sectors and is particularly noted for his work on class actions.

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Band 1

Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Brad Keller maintains a stellar reputation in commercial litigation. His broad-ranging disputes expertise includes securities fraud, consumer protection and professional liability. He also has excellent experience handling class action lawsuits.

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Band 1

Stephen M Rummage

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Rummage remains one of the most revered litigators in the state, best known for his work on class action defense. Interviewees report: "He is one of the best writers I have ever worked with. He is strategic and has very good judgment.” He represents clients from the software, telecom, financial and sports industries.

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Band 1

Harry H Schneider Jr

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Harry Schneider expertly represents blue-chip corporate clients and municipalities in a wide range of disputes. One source enthuses: "His understanding of the law, processes and systems is top notch, and his soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, ability to communicate complex notions clearly and succinctly, and courtroom demeanor, are also peerless. I value his wisdom, experience and tenacity.”  

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Band 1

McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Sulkin is acclaimed by market sources as a “superb practitioner” and a “smart lawyer who is very engaged.” He has a formidable reputation for commercial disputes, covering issues ranging from real estate to securities and professional malpractice.

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Band 1

Byrnes Keller Cromwell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Taylor is held in high esteem for his extensive trial experience and is widely recognized by sources as a "very smart lawyer." He provides adept representation in a wide range of disputes, including professional malpractice, antitrust, securities and real estate litigation.

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Band 2

Corr Cronin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Cronin is a veteran trial lawyer who maintains a strong reputation for his disputes practice, representing both defendants and plaintiffs. He litigates on a broad range of matters, most recently in a noted professional negligence case.

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Band 2

Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent"Parker Folse is a distinguished figure in the market, widely praised for his expertise in intellectual property litigation. He also offers a wealth of experience in antitrust and contractual disputes.

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Band 2

David R Goodnight

Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Goodnight is a well-respected litigator with a wealth of experience handling land use and construction disputes as well as IP and tax matters. One client enthuses: "He is an excellent, strategic lawyer who has assisted us through a complex trial and appeal process."

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Band 2

Arthur W Harrigan Jr

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Veteran attorney Arthur Harrigan remains a respected figure in the state. He is noted by sources as a “fantastic trial lawyer” and has a built a reputation for handling complex, high-value cases including class action suits in relation to IP, noncompete actions and construction disputes.

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Band 2

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Savitt enjoys a solid reputation in the market, being highlighted by sources as a "formidable" litigator. He has experience acting as litigation counsel for clients in the education, technology, manufacturing and e-commerce industries.

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Band 3

Ronald L Berenstain

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Berenstain is a well-regarded practitioner with strong understanding of corporate governance and securities litigation, including shareholder class action suits. One source is impressed by his high-quality service, attesting that Berenstain “does an excellent job.”

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Band 3

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Bruce is highlighted for his "strategic, big-picture approach" to litigation. He has an equally impressive practice in the public and private sectors, with experience handling class action suits and employment-related disputes.

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Band 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Dunne possesses a depth of experience and knowledge relating to securities fraud and shareholder derivative lawsuits, and is particularly focused on defense work. Commentators report: "He is very intelligent, thinks very creatively about legal positions and really dives into a legal matter, understanding its nuances and details in a way that is quite extraordinary."

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Band 3

Corr Cronin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Fogg is rapidly developing a reputation for high-stakes disputes in Washington. He has experience handling torts, fraud, product liability and breach of various agreements. One interviewee states: "He is a go-to guy who I know will do a great job." 

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Band 3

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Kaplan of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a well-respected lawyer with deep expertise in securities litigation. He is also sought after for his class action defense work and for his skillful handling of commercial and corporate governance litigation.

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Band 3

Harrigan Leyh Farmer & Thomsen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Leyh is extolled by commentators as “one of Seattle’s finest lawyers.” He has a strong track record of representing public bodies including government entities and municipalities, but also a wide roster of commercial clients. 

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Band 3

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lisa Marchese is best known for her work on commercial and construction disputes as well as contentious matters relating to government contracts. Her clientele includes transportation and engineering companies.

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Band 3

Summit Law Group, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip McCune is deemed a "really good litigator," while other sources report: "He is extremely diligent and thorough." He routinely represents companies in antitrust, product liability and patent litigation. He is further noted for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

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Band 3

Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Ralph Palumbo of Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo PLLC is deemed by sources to be an "incredibly talented litigator." He provides adept representation in a wide variety of disputes, including antitrust, IP, product liability and securities litigation. 

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Band 4

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Fred Burnside is well versed in consumer class action defense suits. He represents a broad range of blue-chip clients from sectors such as retail, telecommunications, natural resources and education.

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Band 4

Gordon Tilden Thomas Cordell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Franklin Cordell is well known and highly reputed in Washington, with commentators particularly recognizing him as an “exceptional insurance coverage litigator.”

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Band 4

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Ehrlichman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP has decades of experience handling commercial, financial and securities litigation. Clients appreciate his "tremendous insight and experience."

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Band 4

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Greene of Baker & Hostetler LLP enjoys a solid reputation for his national securities litigation practice. Impressed clients report: "Where he excels is coupling a mastery of the legal cases around securities litigation, pleadings and proof, with a strong practical knowledge of how to apply that information to resolve cases efficiently and in a way that companies want to get about their business." 

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Band 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources commend George Greer for his "really good client service skills." He handles securities, professional liability and corporate governance disputes.

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Band 4

K&L Gates

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Guess is a well-regarded litigator with deep expertise in commercial and securities litigation. He is especially noted for his experience handling high-stakes fraud cases.

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Band 4

Pacifica Law Group LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Lawrence of Pacifica Law Group LLP is regarded as "one of the top appellate practitioners in Seattle," with sources noting: "If you have an appeal, he is top of the list. He is very smart, very academic and very good with judges." He regularly handles commercial, municipal and insurance coverage cases. 

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Band 4

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Maguire is well known for acting as counsel on election disputes such as campaign finance matters and Congressional ethics investigations. He also advises on noncompete and trade secrets issues. Clients say: “He has an incredible ability to steer even the most contentious conversations in the right direction, and his ability to read a room and react appropriately is invaluable.”

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Band 4

Kathleen O'Sullivan

Perkins Coie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathleen O'Sullivan is a highly respected appellate lawyer with experience handling class action disputes. She is particularly active in constitutional claims, election law and product liability. One commentator endorses her as a "top-notch litigator who raises the intellectual bar the moment she walks in the room."

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Band 4

Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Vanessa Power enters the rankings after being "highly recommended" by sources, who describe her as "a very good lawyer and a prominent litigator." She regularly represents clients in commercial and IP disputes. She is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer and has experience of class actions.

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Band 4

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Seasoned attorney Douglas Ross has longstanding experience in the market. He primarily handles antitrust disputes, most notably in the healthcare sector. One interviewee states: "He is very good and highly professional both on the claimant and defense side."

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Band 4

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources are quick to praise Stephen Willey, describing him as "very knowledgeable, with excellent writing skills and good depth perception on conflict resolution." He regularly handles business, employment and IP disputes.

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Up and Coming

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Escobar continues to develop his litigation reputation, gaining praise from sources who describe him as a “bright young guy” providing high-quality advice. He focuses on securities disputes.

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Up and Coming

McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Hollon is predicted to be the “next generation of superstar,” according to interviewees. He acts on both the defense and plaintiff sides, on single-plaintiff as well as class actions suits relating to contractual, malpractice and securities issues. 

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Up and Coming

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees describe Anthony Todaro as “smart and hard-working” and “sharp and quick to respond.” One client also particularly appreciated his “realistic presentation of risks and options.” He is well regarded for his work on class actions work and employees' rights litigation. 

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