Company: Perkins Coie
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Joseph Bringman, Lawyer at Perkins Coie, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of law.
Focusing on commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities litigation and corporate government litigation, Mr. Bringman has dedicated his career to the field of law, advocating for his clients and upholding justice. Preparing for his immense success, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale University in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from Stanford University in 1983. He has spent much of his career with Perkins Coie, offering his expertise as senior counsel since 2013, of counsel from 1992 to 2013 and an associate from 1985 to 1991. He has been affiliated with the University of Washington Law School, serving as an acting assistant professor from 1983 to 1985. In recognition of the immense value he contributes to the field of law, he has been an elected fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2012, won the won the King County Bar Association President’s Award in 2006 and listed as a Super Lawyer of Washington Law and Politics in 2000. Furthermore, Mr. Bringman has won the Pro Bono Publico Award for the Trumbull College of Yale University in 1980, has been named as a National Merit Scholar in 1976, and has achieved Peer-Review AV Rating status due to his immense degree of skill and high ethical standards throughout the course of his career.
In addition to his main pursuits, Mr. Bringman has been a trustee for the Public Law Library of King County since 2014, a Yale College Class Agent since 2011 and a coordinator for lectors for the St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Seattle since 2003. He has served as a member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee since 1980 and is a member of the steering committee of the Youth Emergency Services for Children and Families. Additional esteemed groups with which Mr. Bringman is a member include the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and the King County Bar Association, serving on numerous commitatees with both organizations. He has offered his expertise to others, co-authoring “Derivative Lawsuits in Shareholder Litigation in Washington State,” writing several works for the King County Bar Bulletin, contributing to multiple editions of the Washington Lawyers’ Practice Manual and holding the position of managing editor for the Stanford Journal of International Law from 1982 to 1983. Furthermore, Mr. Bringman has written numerous client updates, including, but not limited to, “Client Update: Ninth Circuit Trims PSLRA Safe Harbor’s Protection for Forward-Looking Statements” and “Client Update: When Silence Is Not Consent: Supreme Court Says Sophisticated Business Parties Must Affirmatively Consent to Resolve Disputes Through Classwide Arbitration.”
Mr. Bringman hopes to continue practicing in the field of law as remains passionate about his work. Originally considering running for political office, he realized that he appreciated what he learned in law school and wanted to enact this knowledge. He found himself pursuing work that involved director and officer liability issues as well as cases involving defending claims under the federal and state securities laws, enjoying the intellectual stimulation present in this branch of law. Mr. Bringman attributes his success to his mentors, Ron Gould, Jack Alkire, Barry Kaplan, Ron Berenstain and Marc Boman, who all taught him about the various facets of working in law.
Mr. Bringman has had numerous highlights throughout his career. At his graduation from Yale University, he won the Pro Bono Publico Award, an honor bestowed upon a graduate who positively affected the atmosphere of the university. He thinks fondly of his first case as the lead lawyer, working with a team of three associates. Though they did not obtain the desired result, he remembers working closely with the client and the excitement of the case. An additional highlight of his career has been the decades spent with the King County Bar Association. In recognition of his influence, Mr. Bringman has been the recipient of The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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