Ronald L. Berenstain

Ronald L. Berenstain


Perkins Coie LLP

Recognized since 2003

Seattle, Washington

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Litigation - Securities

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - ERISA Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - ERISA
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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.

Location

  • 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

Education

  • Claremont McKenna College, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Director and Officer Litigation Panel Counsel - Chartis (Original Member)

Perkins Coie LLP
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

278 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

220 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - ERISA Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - ERISA

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - ERISA, Seattle (2020)
  • Litigation - ERISA, Seattle (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

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

Awards:

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2007 - 2013
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, in “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2012 - 2014

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"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."

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