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 ventu...
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.
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