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Patrick J. Simpson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Pat Simpson is a partner in Perkins Coie's Business Group. He has more than 40 years of experience in the financing of new ventures, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, corporate governance and state and federal securities laws compliance. He is the former Chair of the Oregon Securities Law Section and a frequent speaker on corporate governance and related matters.


  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers," 2011
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal USA, Corporate Governance, 2006
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers", 2005 - present

Client Comments

  • "Mr. Patrick Simpson is extremely knowledgeable and responsive in all work he has performed for our company. I recommend him highly to all I know."

    Ronald Witcosky
    Director of Marketing
    Chelmax, Inc

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1120 Northwest Couch Street, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128
Phone: 503-727-2035
Firm Phone: 503-727-2000

Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of California, Berkeley (AB)

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • Columbia Funds — Board of Trustees
  • American Leadership Forum — Senior Fellow
  • Stand for Children Advisory Board — Member