Pacific Northwest-powerhouse Perkins Coie cultivates collegiality through holistic hiring, social retreats, affinity groups, wellness programs, and more. Whether they hope to make partner or move in-house, associates here are in a good position. Today, the firm has more than 1,200 attorneys working across many industries, including aerospace and transportation, energy and natural resources, financial services and investments, life sciences and health care, retail and consumer products, and technology and communications.
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Perkins Coie is holistic in its hiring, seeking strong credentials, work experience, and “no jerks”—and candidates should be prepared for behavioral interview questions. The firm has a “people first” culture where respect forms the basis of all firmwide relationships. Social efforts have continued virtually, though it’s hard to beat the pre-pandemic events such as affinity- and practice-group retreats. Lack of transparency into recent compensation changes is a point of criticism, but associates note the firm is generally transparent otherwise—not to mention, many associates are thrilled about the change to lockstep pay. Associates keep busy, but they appreciate the flexibility the firm provides in terms of when and where they work. Work is substa...
With its largest office still in Seattle, Perkins Coie has stayed true to its Washington roots. But over time, the firm has expanded to include 17 domestic offices—four of which are in California—and three offices in Asia. Perkins Coie likes to say that it provides “counsel to great companies,” and a look at its client list will confirm that’s true. Firm clients include household names like Microsoft, Facebook, Starbucks, Amazon, and Google.
From Birth to Boeing
Perkins Coie got off to a good start: Founded in 1912, the Seattle-based firm’s earliest clients included one William E. Boeing Sr., founder of the eponymous aeronautics company. The relationship with Boeing contributed to Perkins Coie’s reputation for representing high-tech and cutting-edge ve...
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Perkins Coie embraces diversity and inclusion as part of our commitment to excellence and community. Diversity is integral to our collegial environment because it allows us to learn from one another, appreciate differences and similarities, and collaborate more effectively. We are not only committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within the firm; we are also committed to supporting efforts and partnering with other organizations to make the legal profession more diverse and inclusive.
Affinity groups are a key to the firm’s success in this area. The firm currently has nine affinity groups, including those for African American lawyers, Asian Pacific Islander lawyers, Latino/a lawyers and LGBT lawyers. These groups develop educational programming, assist with business and professional development opportunities, maintain relationships with national diverse bar associations and foster community among diverse attorneys within the firm.
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