We are proud to announce that nine of the firm’s practice areas and 23 of its lawyers have been recognized for excellence by Chambers & Partners in its 2022 rankings. Schwabe’s Intellectual Property practice received Chambers’ highest band ranking for the seventh year in a row as an “acclaimed IP practice capable of providing a wide range of patent, trademark, copyright and licensing advice.” Three new individual lawyers were also recognized.

“We are honored to be acknowledged in the Chambers 2022 results, reinforcing Schwabe’s dedication to offer quality, knowledgeable, and reliable service to our clients. Our core industry groups are committed to providing the highest level of care for their respective industries and we are humbled that our client feedback demonstrates the strength of these groups,” said Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe.

Chambers is the world’s most-used legal services guide for in-house counsel and is one of the definitive sources for law firm and lawyer rankings due to its extensive market research conducted by 200 research analysts across 200 jurisdictions. Annually, Chambers collects hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview with legal influencers and client representatives. Below are Chambers’ summaries of Schwabe’s practice areas and lawyers as well as select comments Chambers received from Schwabe clients:

Construction (Washington)
Chambers noted Schwabe’s Construction group is a “well-regarded practice with notable ‎capabilities in construction litigation” that “acts for a variety of clients including owners, ‎managers, contractors and subcontractors” and “advises on contract negotiation and ‎drafting.”‎
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Corporate/M&A (Oregon)
Schwabe’s Corporate/M&A practice area “is experienced in representing buyers and ‎sellers in a wide range of M&A transactions and financing matters. Acts for a broad range ‎of clients, from major national to family-owned companies.” Chambers cites the ‎Corporate/M&A practice area “possesses significant expertise in the timberland, finance, ‎real estate and healthcare sectors.”‎
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Environment (Oregon)
Chambers shared that the Natural Resources Industry Group “offers strength in water ‎law issues, forestry and environmental litigation” for a “robust client base that includes ‎those involved in the manufacturing, mining, transportation and energy industries.” It ‎continues that Schwabe “offers wide-ranging advice on permitting, compliance and ‎liability” and “niche expertise in matters at the intersection of environmental law and ‎Native American law” with “further expertise in forestry and agriculture-related mandates, ‎as well as waste water and cleanup issues.” ‎
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Immigration (Oregon)
“Schwabe’s well-regarded business immigration practice provides ‎advice on a broad range of mandates, including labor certifications, investment visas and ‎family-based matters. Represents both businesses and individuals.”‎
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Intellectual Property (Oregon)
The Intellectual Property practice’ “client base includes many leading Northwest ‎companies from a number of industries, including technology, engineering, natural ‎resources and manufacturing, as well as healthcare and biotechnology.” Chambers noted ‎‎“the depth of talent possessed by its bench, with recognized expertise in strategic ‎counseling and prosecution issues. Further highlighted for its expanding IP litigation ‎practice, with notable strengths in patent infringement cases and trade secret disputes.”‎
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Labor & Employment (Oregon)
Schwabe’s Labor and Employment services were highlighted as a “comprehensive ‎practice which covers all of its clients’ employment needs, including litigation and ‎compliance counseling. Well-known labor expertise advising employers on union election ‎campaigns and collective bargaining. Demonstrates considerable knowledge on ‎employee benefits matters, as well as in related legal disciplines such as business ‎immigration. Experienced in representing clients from sectors such as technology, ‎financial services, transportation and natural resources.”‎
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Litigation: General Commercial (Alaska)
Chambers indicates that Schwabe’s litigation practice “demonstrates considerable ‎strengths across a broad spectrum of contentious mandates, including alternative dispute ‎resolution. Offers a solid pool of skilled litigators across the Pacific Northwest.”‎
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Litigation: General Commercial (Oregon)
Schwabe’s general commercial services were spotlighted as a “respected litigation practice that demonstrates proficiency in an array of commercial disputes. Noted expertise in insurance coverage cases, shareholder disputes and construction litigation. Additionally recognized for its experience in product liability proceedings, and in patent and trademark infringement disputes, as well as comprehensive antitrust litigation expertise. Also offers considerable strength in appellate litigation. Relied on by clients from the shipping, manufacturing, technology and energy sectors, among others.”
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Real Estate (Oregon)
Chambers calls Schwabe’s Real Estate practice a “well-regarded real estate practice ‎skilled in acquisitions, dispositions, leasings and financings in the industrial, office and ‎residential spaces. Particularly renowned for its expertise in timber law, with additional ‎strength in land use and construction issues.” Furthermore, Schwabe “offers additional ‎niche expertise in conservation matters as well as general environmental and natural ‎resources law pertaining to real estate developments.” ‎
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Congrats Schwabe, on these noteworthy acknowledgments!

In addition to the nine practice areas highlighted above, 23 individual Schwabe lawyers were designated as industry leaders based on their legal acumen and experience, their effectiveness, and their client service. These Schwabe attorneys are:

The full 2022 rankings can be found via www.chambers.com.

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