July 13, 2012 – Foster Pepper PLLC’s public finance group has been listed by Thomson Reuters as 1st in the nation for “Top Bond Counsel – Competitive,” with $2.53 billion in the first half of 2012, rising from a 6th place ranking for the full year 2011. Additionally, the group ranked 5th in the nation for “Top Disclosure Counsel” for all issues with $2.39 billion. Finally, the group ranked 10th overall for “Top Bond Counsel” with $3.85 billion. Rankings are final as of June 30, 2012 and do not include short-term, preliminary, private placement or rank ineligible issues.
Foster Pepper’s bond counsel group, based out of its Seattle and Spokane offices, is nationally recognized in the municipal securities industry, and has been for more than 70 years. Foster Pepper lawyers are well known to issuers, underwriters, rating agencies, and bond insurers, and were involved in the formation of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American College of Bond Counsel. The group ranks number one in Washington state by U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America®.