Abstract: Laccases are multi-copper oxidases that widely distributed in plants and fungi. These enzymes catalyze oxidation of various compounds including phenolics and non-phenolics, and have been used in many industrial processes such as paper industry, biobleaching and bioremediation. A full length cDNA (1767 bp) encoding a putative laccase (Lac) from ＂Rigidoporus vinctus＂ was cloned by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The coding region of RvLac encodes 517 amino acids which contained four conserved putative copper-binding regions. To further characterize the RvLac, the coding region was subcloned into an expression vector pET-20b(+) and transformed into ＂E. coli＂ BL21 (DE3) pLysS. Expression of the Lac was induced by IPTG and the recombinant His-tagged Lac was purified by Ni_2+ -nitrilotriacetic acid Sepharose superflow column. The purified enzyme was revealed as a single band on SDS-PAGE with molecular mass of ~57 kDa. Furthermore, the enzyme activity and kinetics were determined by ABTS assay. The Michaelis constant value for ABTS is 0.07 mM. The enzyme has a half-life of 4.6 min at 75℃. The enzyme is active under a pH 2 treatment for 30 min.