Published November 10, 2023

SEATTLE (November 9, 2023)Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that 22 counsel and senior counsel have been promoted to partner effective January 1, 2024. The firm’s new partner class of 2024 includes: 

  • Steven R. Beigelmacher
  • Julien Bowers
  • Kyle R. Canavera
  • Jordon De La Cruz
  • Andrea Driggs
  • Nick S. Franzen
  • Colleen Ganin
  • Matthew L. Goldberg
  • Michelle Han
  • Laura Hill
  • Ananth Iyengar
  • Joseph T. Kaempf
  • Nickolas Kajca
  • Andrew Klein
  • David A. Martinez
  • Steven D. Merriman
  • Matthew J. Mertens
  • Jessica North
  • Hayden M. Schottlaender
  • Sopen B. Shah
  • Daniel A. Sito
  • Jasmine W. Wetherell.

“We are pleased to welcome this talented group of lawyers to the partnership in recognition of their exceptional legal counsel and service to our clients,” said Firmwide Managing Partner Bill Malley. “Our new partners reflect the growing breadth and depth of our capability to serve entrepreneurs, innovators, and leading companies across all sectors during a period of rapid change. We wish our new partners continued success in their careers at Perkins Coie.”

In total, 54% of the 2024 partner class is diverse and inclusive of women and people of color. The class also includes lawyers who work a flexible schedule.  

Perkins Coie 2024 IP Partner Class

Steven R. Beigelmacher (Seattle) is a member of the Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Counseling practice. Steven provides strategic portfolio counseling and analysis to technology clients and assists them through all phases of patent procurement. He advises clients on patent analytics, supports inter partes reviews and litigation, and leads efforts involving patent due diligence, valuations for sales and acquisitions, and comparative analyses. Steven is experienced at working on groundbreaking matters covering an array of technologies, including computer architecture and microarchitecture, hardware design, semiconductors, telecommunications, and software. 

Kyle R. Canavera 
(San Diego) is a member of the Patent Litigation practice. Kyle counsels clients at all stages of the intellectual property (IP) life cycle and advises clients on a range of related IP issues. At the portfolio development stage, Kyle has written more than 100 patent applications and analyzed portfolios as part of acquisition due diligence. When disputes arise, he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trade secret litigation in U.S. district courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Trade Commission.  

Colleen Ganin (New York) is a member of the Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising practice. Colleen counsels clients on all things trademark and copyright, including clearance, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement. She also advises clients on IP-related agreements and deals, including licenses, releases, acquisitions, and commissions. Colleen also helps clients to secure and enforce trade dress rights as well as copyright in wearable designs. 

Andrew Klein (Palo Alto) is a member of the Patent Litigation practice. Andrew litigates high-stakes, complex patent disputes. He represents Fortune 500 and emerging companies in all phases of litigation and in all forums throughout the country, including federal district court, the USPTO, the ITC, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Andrew’s patent litigation experience covers a wide range of technologies, including acoustics, software, computer security, color management, surveillance technology, and telecommunications. 



Steven R Beigelmacher

Steven R. Beigelmacher

Counsel, Perkins Coie 

Kyle R Canavera

Kyle R. Canavera

Counsel, Perkins Coie

Colleen Ganin

Colleen Ganin

Counsel, Perkins Coie

Andrew Klein

Andrew Klein

Counsel, Perkins Coie

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