Ronald L. Berenstain - Perkins Coie LLP

Ronald L. Berenstain

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Ronald Berenstain, a partner in the firm's Litigation practice, has been lead counsel in scores of high-stakes securities and corporate governance cases for more than 30 years. His practice is focused on representing public companies and their officers and directors, as well as underwriters and accountants in shareholder class action litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, merger and acquisition litigation, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action litigation, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. He has extensive experience with accounting irregularity issues, financial restatements, compliance with disclosure regulations, insider trading claims and director and officer insurance issues. He has counseled public companies and their boards of directors on disclosure and compliance issues and corporate governance matters.

Claremont McKenna CollegeBA Yale Law SchoolJ.D.
Director and Officer Litigation Panel Counsel

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Tax Court

Client Comments

"Although expensive, without a doubt Ronald Berenstain is one of the finest lawyers around."

"Ron provided great service throughout a long process. I would heartily recommend him to others."

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - ERISA of the Seattle Metro Area
Ronald L. Berenstain has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities