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Perkins Coie LLP

Main Office: 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 | Seattle | WA | 98101
Phone: 206-359-8000 | Fax: 206-359-9000











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Reviewed on May 02, 2023
Former Employee

5.Former Employee, more than 5 yearsOUTSTANDINGLegal Receptionist in Menlo Park, CARecommendProsself-improvement; staff is humble; bonuses & salary incredibly generous i would work here for free but lamentably they dont rehire administrative personnelConsHonestly, not one thing whatsoever.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on February 12, 2022
Former Employee


It’s ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!! Have to wear Kevlar vests!!! Not only does management MAKE UP and conspire to push BS to propaganda media….you are FORCED to look over your shoulder in FEAR OF BEING STABBED IN THE BACK!!! A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!

See above!!!

All of them!!! They would ALL throw each other’s mom’s under the bus!!!

The candy in the lobby!!! But WATCH the camera hidden in the bowl

Former Employee


Full time



Perkins Coie LLP in the Bay Area: A Unique and Exciting Opportunity for Attorneys

The Bay Area is renowned for its dynamic and innovative culture and, for attorneys, Perkins Coie LLP is the perfect place to experience it. Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has grown to become one of the premier international law firms in the world, providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 attorneys in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients.

At Perkins Coie, attorneys in the Bay Area have the opportunity to work on complex and innovative cases. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with innovative solutions to their legal challenges, and the firm has a long history of successfully representing a variety of clients in business, technology, and entertainment. Our attorneys have a unique understanding of the Bay Area’s culture and legal environment and are well-positioned to provide our clients with the best possible legal advice and representation.

In addition to providing our clients with excellent legal advice, Perkins Coie attorneys in the Bay Area have the opportunity to work with some of the most respected attorneys in the country. Our attorneys are also able to take advantage of the firm’s cutting-edge technology and resources to help them stay on top of current trends in the legal profession.

Perkins Coie also offers its attorneys in the Bay Area a wide range of training, mentoring, and career development opportunities. Our attorneys have the opportunity to participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as network with industry leaders and thought leaders. Our attorneys also have access to the firm’s extensive library of legal resources, as well as the latest in technology and software.

At Perkins Coie, our attorneys in the Bay Area have the opportunity to work on a variety of innovative and groundbreaking cases. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible legal advice and representation, and we strive to ensure that every attorney is well-equipped to handle all aspects of their cases.

Experience the Excitement of Working at Perkins Coie LLP in the Bay Area – Where Innovation Meets Legal Excellence

Practice Areas

Perkins Coie LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Perkins Coie LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Perkins Coie has dynamic and motivated hiring criteria in place. The firm believes in diversity of though and experience that will enrich its dynamic work atmosphere. The firm has created company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving clients as well as mutual respect.

New employees are integrated into the firm only after extensive orientation, new user training as well as mentorship programs. Perkins Coie is committed to a fair as well as an equitable workplace. At the firm, each member is treated as a valued member of the team.

Fellows are selected based on their academic record, interests as well as meaningful contribution to diversity programs at their law schools. Many fellows also receive offers for full time. The firm also supports a range of affinity groups for women, parents, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys, and even lawyers with disabilities and lawyers of color.

Pro bono

In more than a century of service, Perkins Coie lawyers and staff have been dedicated to giving back to the community. It believes in sharing its time and talent with those who are in need and helps define themselves as a firm and as a group of responsible individuals.

The firm's dedication to pro bono service truly runs deep. It has in place a pro bono counsel who manages the program across the firm. The firm wide pro bono committee supports the initiatives that enable the program to succeed. Also, the firm has a generous policy that allows the associates to receive full billable hour credit when they work on pro bono matters.

Attorneys are provided a wide range of opportunities that allows them to follow their passions with the full back up of the firm's resources. Additionally, the firm provides much needed services to nonprofit organizations and also provides assistance in labor, real estate, or corporate governance issues. Through its pro bono legal work, Perkins Coie strives to change lives and transform communities.

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Perkins Coie LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

197 of the firm's attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Thirty-five attorneys were listed this year for the first time. This represented a 22 percent increase in the number of Perkins Coie attorneys who appeared in the 2012 edition.

Markus Funk - corporate lawyer & Partner of Perkins Coie has been named as the best corporate lawyer - 2012's "Barrister's Best #1 Corporate Lawyer in Colorado.

Perkins Coie LLP successfully represented a group of African-American and Hispanic voters from Texas in a case involving discrimination in Texas voting maps [Texas v. United States, Civil Action No. 11-1303 (D.D.C. Aug. 28, 2012).].

The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Perkins Coie as one of the "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles." Perkins Coie was among 44 companies honored in the Large Company category and was one of only 8 law firms recognized overall.

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Perkins Coie has embraced diversity as a part of its commitment to excellence and community. This allows the firm to draw from various perspectives as well as communities in order to deliver excellence to its clients and attract the very best of talent to its ranks. Diversity is integral to its collegial environment because it allows learning from one another and appreciating differences and collaborating more effectively.

Perkins Coie is committed to becoming a diverse as well as inclusive firm. They are committed to supporting as well as participating with others in the effort to make the legal profession diverse and inclusive.

Once attorneys become a part of the firm, it makes them want to feel welcome and prepared to participate at every level of engagement that is necessary for their success. The firm also offers affinity groups for women, parents, gay, lesbian, bisexuals as well as transgender attorneys, and lawyers with disabilities and also lawyers of color.

These affinity groups offer a range of opportunities for their support as well as networking. At the same time, the local office diversity communities offer a range of programs and events that are capable to respond to the specific and unique needs of their communities. A number of committees such as the Strategic Diversity Committee and the Executive Committee serve work towards implementation of the diversity plan firm wide.

Summer associate program

erkin Coie has a summer associate program that provides a range of work opportunities and social events designed to promote interaction for summer associates, attorneys as well as staff. The summer associate program is the firm's primary source of new associate hires. They primarily recruit second year law students and occasionally hire pre-clerkship third year law students for their domestic offices. Summer associates are not expected to commit to a specific practice area. They usually are expected to complete projects within a variety of practice areas.

Summer associates typically chosen by the firm have excelled in law school and have significant writing experience. They are expected to have good law review, law journal experience, moot court, or prior academic or professional writing experience. They must have strong interpersonal as well as communication skills as well a genuine interest in and understanding of law practice.

The summer program offers a range of assignments and learning experiences. The firm provides challenging legal work assignments that are similar to those that are given to associates.

The summer associates are provided review as well as feedback at the conclusion of an assignment. Summer associates are strongly encouraged to work on pro bono assignments as well, which can offer the opportunity for direct client contact as well as court experience. Attorneys at the firm are encouraged to invite summer associates to attend depositions, mediations, closings, clients meetings, trials, and other business activities.

They are also invited to attend continuing education sessions that are offered by the firm during the summer. All summer associates at Perkins Coie gather in Seattle for a day of presentations and meetings to help them learn more about the firm as well and one another. The group also attends mountain retreats and other cultural programs to understand colleagues and other attorneys firm wide.

Working for the Perkins Coie LLP
Perkins Coie understands that the legal career is about choices rather than tradeoffs. The firm has been named as one of the country's 100 best places to work for by the Fortune Magazine for ten consecutive years. The firm provides its attorneys and other support staff an exceptional foundation on which they can continue to expand their profession or their practice.

Regarding attorneys, the firm has hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firm wide at all experience levels in the past three years. The firm's attorneys and other staff have broad and diverse backgrounds that come from within as well as outside law practice. The firm is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages legal aspirants to pursue their very own definition of success, both within as well as outside the office.

The firm is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status among others.


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