Effective June 1, Sarah Crooks is Office Managing Partner (OMP) of Perkins Coie’s Portland office. Sarah succeeds Rob Aldisert, who had served as OMP since 2008.
Sarah, a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group and firmwide chair of the Class Action Defense practice, focuses her practice on complex business litigation, class action lawsuits and attorney general investigations across a variety of industry sectors, including telecommunications, food and restaurant, real estate and childcare and education. She also has extensive experience representing clients in the areas of consumer protection, securities litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation and will contests.
Sarah is currently listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and attorneys as a Future Litigation Star as well as The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation. Sarah earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and her B.S. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a past president of Oregon Women Lawyers, the Multnomah Bar Association and the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations.
Perkins Coie’s Portland office, which opened in 1983, is one of the largest firms in Portland, serving regional, national and international clients. The office is home to more than 60 attorneys providing a full-spectrum of legal services. The attorneys in Portland handle over 25 practice areas, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies, securities, litigation, real estate and land use, intellectual property, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and restructuring and environment, energy and resources.
Portland attorneys have been recognized by Chambers USA in the top band of law firms in Oregon for corporate law and environmental law. Additionally, attorneys in the litigation practice have also been named “leaders in their field” by Chambers Global.
Portland attorneys have been ranked as a top tier law firm in Oregon for corporate law and environmental law in Chamber USA and “leaders in their field” in the litigation practice by Chambers Global.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.