Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

1K - 1.5K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

119 total (81 2Ls; 38 1Ls)


Base Salary

Major Markets Only (All California offices; New York; Washington,...

Vault Verdict

Firm's Response

About the Firm

Associate Reviews

  • “Perkins Coie encourages lawyers to socialize under the current circumstances. Perkins Coie hosted a number of retreats for their practice groups and it really provided me with a good sense of community. The staff is also extremely friendly.”
  • “Very collegial environment. Staff are respected and appreciated. The firm promotes socializing, and incentivizes attendance to virtual social events by reimbursing meals for those in attendance.”
  • “Perkins Coie has made a decent commitment during the pandemic to ensure that the sense of community within the firm continues throughout the virtual times.”
  • “Firm culture is fantastic. The business managers do an excellent job of coordinating events and encouraging positive feedback between lawyers and staff, and lawyers in this office regularly meet to socialize and take a quick break from work. While there is pressure to provide excellent work products, as there should be, they take the ‘no jerk’ policy seriously here and even the top partners are very friendly and helpful.”

Why Work Here

Innovative Clients. Collaborative Team. Inclusive Culture.

Providing exceptional service to innovators across the country and around the world requires commitment. This commitment starts with attracting, hiring, developing, and retaining the very best employees. At Perkins Coie, we know that talent and collaboration are key to our success, and we strive to develop a workplace that reflects our communities, developing and fostering a culture that honors diversity, respect, service, creativity, and growth.

Diversity at Perkins Coie LLP

"STEADFAST COMMITMENT Perkins Coie's vision is that we will be second to none in creating and fostering a diverse workforce that reflects the broader society, ensures opportunities for all attorneys, and advances Perkins Coie as the most trusted advisor to our clients. One of the most meaningful changes that the firm implemented during 2019-2020 was creating a Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Plan (SDIP) spearheaded by the firm's Strategic Diversity Committee. The SDIP aims to position the firm as "the best place to..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “It seems the firm does not limit itself to feeder schools. We look for top-performing students who demonstrate strong writing skills. Culture is also a big hiring decision, in that all interviewers are asked to assess the candidate’s social qualities and ability to mix well with others.”
  • “Thoughtful, high-performance, and innovative.”
  • “The firm wants folks who have a drive to learn their practice and the client’s business, and that can take radical ownership of their career (i.e., client relationships and their own learning).”
  • “...The firm looks at grades, prior work experiences, diversity, and whether the candidate is a good fit.”

Practice Area Q&A’s

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