James R. Lisbakken - Perkins Coie LLP

James R. Lisbakken

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 206-359-8660

Jim Lisbakken, a partner and Co-Chair of the firm's Technology Transactions & Privacy practice, focuses on business transactions, licensing, and joint ventures and corporations specifically in the life sciences and technology industries. He has experience serving as outside general counsel to boards of directors of public and private companies, and has advised clients on numerous strategic alliances and technology agreements with Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Serono, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories and other international life sciences companies. Jim also has experience with financing transactions, acquisitions and spin-outs.

Oregon State UniversityBS University of Oregon School of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationWashington State Bar AssociationLicensing Executives Society Northwest Biotechnology SeriesWashington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association

Client Comments

"Since 1985, I have worked with Jim in my capacity as general counsel to three public companies and CEO of two private ones. He is a superb, highly skilled transactional attorney with exceptional expertise in the field of biotechnology. Having Jim on my team has ensured the highest level of success in favorably concluding numerous complex transactions. Any firm represented by Jim is truly fortunate to have the services of one of the finest attorneys in America."

-Jeffrey Miller
NeuroTherapeutics Pharma, Inc.

"I have worked with Jim on a number of transactions over the past four to five years in my role as Vice President of Business Development at AnorMED. Jim has been an excellent partner in all my licensing and business transactions. I found that he had a very broad knowledge base and experience in pharmaceutical licensing and general corporate maters. Jim's drafting skills were superb, and his attention to detail was superior. He showed a high level of commitment to all our projects and helped us keep our timelines in all our transactions, despite some inconvenient last-minute requests. I have enjoyed my time working on projects with Jim, and have appreciated the high standards to which he holds himself, his strong work ethic, and his high level of integrity. "

-Paul Brennan
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology Law of the Seattle Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Technology Law of the Seattle Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology Law of the Seattle Metro Area
James R. Lisbakken has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!James R. Lisbakken has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!James R. Lisbakken has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Biotechnology Law (Intellectual Property, Licensing, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Transactions)
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Technology Law