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Perkins Coie Named Among Top Firms in Chambers USA


ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (June 14, 2010) - Perkins Coie proudly announces that once again it has been ranked by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, as a top law firm in the United States.  The firm was recognized in the annual directory as a leader in the Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, and Labor & Employment practice areas in Alaska.

The firm was also recognized with top practice area rankings in other key markets across the country, including:  Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.  The rankings are the result of extensive surveys of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners.

This year, four attorneys from the firm's Anchorage office were recognized as top lawyers in their respective practice areas.  Eric Fjelstad and Brad Keithley were ranked for Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, Thomas Daniel for Labor & Employment, and Michael Kreger for Construction Litigation.

"We owe our success to our great clients, who continue to bring us matters that challenge us to tap into our local expertise, and to our firmwide resources, so that we can provide solutions in line with their goals," said Eric Fjelstad, Anchorage managing partner.

In addition to its regional rankings, Perkins Coie ranked #1 nationally for its Political Law, Retail, and Transportation: Aviation Litigation practices.  The firm's Investment Funds: Venture Capital, Leisure & Hospitality, Privacy & Data Security and Products Liability & Mass Torts practices also ranked nationally.

Chambers & Partners, based in London, publishes directories that assess and rank the world's leading lawyers.  Chambers USA was first introduced in 2003.

About Perkins Coie
: With more than 700 lawyers in 17 offices across the United States and in China, Perkins Coie serves great companies ranging in size from start-ups to FORTUNE 100.

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