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December 3, 2019

Pearson assumes office management role at growing Seattle location
 in addition to her financial restructuring practice 

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has elevated Shareholder Jane Pearson as the new Office Managing Partner for its Seattle office. Pearson is a Seattle-based bankruptcy and restructuring attorney who joined Polsinelli upon the opening of the Seattle office in 2018. 

Pearson’s practice of over 35 years has focused on financial restructuring and strategic advice in the complex areas of insolvency, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial transactions. She has represented a wide range of clients, including lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, trustees and equity interest holders on matters related to workouts and chapter 11 cases.

“Jane has demonstrated leadership since the opening of our Seattle office in early 2018, and she is a natural fit for the role of Office Managing Partner,” said Polsinelli Chairman and CEO Chase Simmons. “I am confident that with Jane’s leadership in Seattle, our office will continue to grow and thrive as we uphold our focus on providing outstanding client service.” 

The office managing partner role is filled by leading attorneys across the country in Polsinelli’s 21 office locations. Pearson’s new responsibilities as Office Managing Partner will include day-to-day management of the Seattle office, with a focus on strengthening the roles of the office and its attorneys in Seattle’s legal and civic communities. 

“I am honored to serve as Office Managing Partner in Seattle and look forward to working closely with my talented colleagues as we identify strategies to further build upon our footprint and brand presence in the Pacific Northwest,” said Pearson. “We’re experiencing growth in our local headcount and within our service capabilities, and I am excited to continue this momentum and lead us to future growth and success.” 

Pearson has demonstrated her leadership as past president of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and as a Western District of Washington Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. On her extensive list of industry accolades, Pearson has been named among The Best Lawyers in America® for both Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law in each of the past 10 years, and she is individually ranked by Chambers.

Polsinelli opened its Seattle office in 2018, expanding its geographical footprint to the Northwest to one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Providing a full-spectrum of services in a range of industries, this growing office demonstrates the firm’s continued commitment to providing advice that meets the strategic business objectives of our regional and national clients. The Seattle office recently expanded its team with a group of four patent attorneys, adding depth in software, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering and high tech.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.