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James R. Lisbakken

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

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.

Awards

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington's Super Lawyers," 2005 - Present

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
    CEO
    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
    Aspreva

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Locations

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8660
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Practice Areas

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

Lawyer of the Year

Education

  • Oregon State University (BS)
  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Washington State Bar Association — Member
  • Licensing Executives Society — Members
  • Northwest Biotechnology Series — Organizing Committee
  • Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association — founding Board of Directors