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SEATTLE, May 27, 2014 – In its 12th annual survey of the U.S. legal market, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2014) has recognized 89 Davis Wright Tremaine attorneys across 31 practice areas and eight offices as leaders in their fields.

Chambers selects law firms and individuals based on research gathered through extensive in-depth interviews with in-house counsel, industry experts, and leading private practice attorneys across the nation.

These are just a few of the comments Chambers received in its research, and published, regarding Davis Wright Tremaine practice teams:

  • "I know the advice I receive will be correct, well thought out, and incredibly up to date." (Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright – New York)
  • "They treat us as a priority and leave no stone unturned in terms of being responsive." (Litigation: General Commercial – Oregon)
  • "I have never been disappointed. Their lawyers are smart and business-focused, and they always take cost into account." (Environment – Washington)
  • "A terrific culture, a national firm, quality lawyers and they put out a great work product." (Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory – Nationwide)
  • "They're that happy medium between big-firm resources and small-firm business acumen. They get better than most the idea of what the client needs, and give solid efficient advice." (Food & Beverages: Alcohol – Nationwide)
  • "They are at the forefront when it comes to being up to date on developing legal issues. They are also very understanding of client needs." (Media & Entertainment: Litigation – California)

Chambers awarded DWT its top ranking – Band 1 – in 13 practice areas across five states, including:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Washington)
  • Corporate/M&A(Alaska)
  • Corporate/Commercial (Washington)
  • Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (California)
  • Immigration (Washington)
  • Labor & Employment (Alaska)
  • Labor & Employment (Washington)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Washington)
  • Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
  • Media & Entertainment: Litigation (California)
  • Media & Entertainment: Media Litigation (New York)
  • Real Estate (Alaska)
  • Real Estate (Washington)

Chambers recognized 14 DWT attorneys as leaders in nationwide categories:

  • Robert Balin (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Becky M. Bruner (Energy: Electricity, Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Robert Corn-Revere (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Nancy J. Felsten (Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory*)
  • Laura R. Handman (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Bruce Johnson (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Victor A. Kovner (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Jesse D. Lyon (Food & Beverages: Alcohol*)
  • Elizabeth A. McNamara (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Malcolm A. Moore (Wealth Management: Western Region)
  • Mark Perlis (Energy: Electricity, Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Kelli L Sager (First Amendment Litigation)
  • Rochelle Spandorf (Franchising)
  • James Vasile (Energy: Electricity, Regulatory & Litigation)

*These two DWT practice groups were also nationally ranked by Chambers.

Earlier this year, Chambers ranked two of the attorneys named above, Perlis and Vasile, as global leaders in the practice area of Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation).

Overall, nine DWT lawyers had their rankings elevated by Chambers this year, or were newly added. The full list of recognized Davis Wright Tremaine attorneys, along with the geographic region in which they were recognized, is as follows:

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory
Nancy J. Felsten (Nationwide)

Allison A. Davis (California)

Ragan Powers (Washington)
Harvey Schochet (California)

Greg Adams (Washington)
Bruce Bjerke (Washington)
Jonathan Michaels (Washington)
Joseph D. Weinstein (Washington)
Marcus Williams (Washington)
Joseph P. Whitford (Washington)

Corporate/Commercial: Tax
Pamela Charles (Washington)
LaVerne Woods (Washington)
James Wreggelsworth (Washington)

Jon S. Dawson (Alaska)
Barbara Simpson Kraft (Alaska)
Jesse D. Lyon (Oregon)
Michael C. Phillips (Oregon)
Joseph Reece (Alaska)

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Becky M. Bruner (Nationwide)
Mark Perlis (Nationwide)
James Vasile (Nationwide)

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation
Jeffrey Gray (California)
Steven Greenwald (California)
Edward O’Neill (California)

Lawrence B. Burke (Oregon)
Richard W. Elliott (Washington)
Richard M. Glick (Oregon)
Lynn T. Manolopoulos (Washington)
David J. Ubaldi (Washington)

Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
Mike Jungreis

First Amendment Litigation
Robert Balin (Nationwide)
Robert Corn-Revere (Nationwide)
Laura R. Handman (Nationwide)
Bruce Johnson (Nationwide)
Victor A. Kovner (Nationwide)
Elizabeth A. McNamara (Nationwide)
Kelli L. Sager (Nationwide)*
*Sager was named a “Star Individual”—one of just four attorneys in the country awarded that designation.

Food & Beverages: Alcohol
Jesse D. Lyon (Nationwide)

Rochelle Spandorf (Nationwide)

Health Care
Dennis S. Diaz (California)
Kathleen Drummy (California)
Terri D. Keville (California)
Robert L. Schuchard (California)

Christopher R. Helm (Washington)
Richard Rawson (Washington)

Intellectual Property
Benjamin Byer (Washington)
Stuart R. Dunwoody (Washington)
Warren J. Rheaume (Washington)

Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Edward J. Davis (New York)
Marcia B. Paul (New York)

Labor & Employment
Carol Bernick (Oregon)
Mark W. Berry (Washington)
Robert A. Blackstone (Washington)
Henry Farber (Washington)
Gregory Fisher (Alaska)
Lawton Humphrey (Washington)
Mark A. Hutcheson (Washington)
Judith Droz Keyes (California)
Thomas A. Lemly (Washington)
Chrys Martin (Oregon)
Jenna L. Mooney (Oregon)
Michael Reiss (Washington)
Robert K. Stewart (Alaska)

Labor & Employment: Immigration
James M. Mei (Oregon)

Litigation: General Commercial
Jon S. Dawson (Alaska)
David A. Ernst (Oregon)
Rebecca Francis (Washington)
Robert Maguire (Washington)
John F. McGrory (Oregon)
Robert D. Newell (Oregon)
Douglas C. Ross (Washington)
Stephen M. Rummage (Washington)

Media & Entertainment
Robert Corn-Revere (D.C.)
Laura R. Handman (D.C.)

Media & Entertainment: Copyright & Contract Disputes
Elizabeth A. McNamara (New York)
Marcia B. Paul (New York)

Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation
Thomas R. Burke (California)
Victor A. Kovner (New York)
Elizabeth McNamara (New York)
Kelli L. Sager (California)
Alonzo Wickers IV (California)

Media & Entertainment: Mainly Regulatory
Robert Corn-Revere (D.C.)

Media & Entertainment: Theatre
Graham Coleman (New York)

Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Jill Cohen (California)
Kelly Logue (California)

Real Estate
Jon S. Dawson (Alaska)
Thomas Goeltz (Washington)
Eugene L. Grant (Oregon)
Jim Greenfield (Washington)
Warren Koons (Washington)
Barbara Simpson Kraft (Alaska)
Stephen R. Ledoux (Oregon)
Donald E. Percival (Washington)
Joseph Reece (Alaska)
Marco de Sa e Silva (Washington)
Thomas S. Smith (Oregon)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Phillip E. Grillo (Oregon)
John E. Keegan (Washington)

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Paul Glist (D.C.)
Robert Stankey (D.C.)

USA, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Mark Perlis (Global)
James Vasile (Global)

Wealth Management: Western Region
Malcolm A. Moore (Nationwide)

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