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Perkins Coie LLP

  • Designation: Seattle
  • Head Count: 861
  • Gross Revenues: $635,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $740,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,080,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Perkins Coie is a Seattle-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Perkins Coie has 861 attorneys and is the 33rd largest firm in the United States.  With $635,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 49th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Perkins Coie ranked as the 58th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, ID, IL, London, NY, OR, TX, WA and WI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 49 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 49 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 33 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 66 5 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 74 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 34 29 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 106 -37 Summer programs

In the News

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Law Firm With a View

Susan Hansen : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Summit partners' leap from Big Law paid off. But they weren't always so sure it would.

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 28, 2014

Steptoe & Johnson, Hiscock & Barclay and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center are among the firms and organizations announcing new hires.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.

How to Succeed at Succession

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

No matter how your firm selects new leadership, you can increase the odds of success with these guidelines, experts say.

Robbins Geller Sanctioned for 'Reckless' Conduct

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2014

The Boeing Company pursued the firm for bringing a botched securities fraud case based on the testimony of an unreliable confidential witness.

Survey: New Firm Leaders Differ from Their Predecessors

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Incoming leaders are older than their predecessors and less interested in managing full time.

Federal Circuit Judges Put Spin on Patent Fee-Shifting

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

Sitting as a trial judge recently, Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit denied an attorney fee request, writing "every case will have a loser."

Overhauling the Law Firm Model: Think Big, Act Small

Susan Hansen : Corporate Counsel : August 26, 2014

For Summit Law Group, the firm's decision to eschew the standard law firm management model has also been key to its staying power.

Circuit Judges Put Spin on Patent Fee Shifting

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

Sitting as a trial judge recently, Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit denied an attorney fee request, writing "every case will have a loser."

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

FCPA Targets Ask Supreme Court to Define 'Foreign Official'

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 14, 2014

With their clients facing a combined 22 years in prison, lawyers at Perkins Coie and Foley & Lardner are urging the U.S. Supreme to shed light on what it means to bribe a foreign official in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 14, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Chipmaker's Return Trip From Federal Circuit Is a Bumpy Ride

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2014

Judge Susan Illston, who denied a fee motion against Santa Clara-based Kilopass Technology in 2012, has now awarded attorney fees in light of new case law.

Chipmaker's Return Trip From Federal Circuit Is a Bumpy Ride

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2014

Judge Susan Illston, who denied a fee motion against Santa Clara-based Kilopass Technology in 2012, has now awarded attorney fees in light of new case law.

Google, Law Profs Join Battle Over $1.5B Marvell Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 12, 2014

A group of major tech companies and academics have thrown their weight behind Marvell Semiconductor's bid to reverse a $1.54 billion trial loss to Carnegie Mellon University, arguing that the verdict was based on a dangerous ruling applying U.S. patent law to overseas commerce.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: Suit Over Shutdown Pay to Move Forward

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The federal government violated labor laws by requiring certain employees to work without pay during last year's government shutdown, even though they were paid later on, a federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Arizona Argues for Dismissal of Prison-Conditions Suit

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Blasting a class action critical of the care it gives inmates, the Arizona Department of Corrections has criticized the lawsuit is full of isolated anecdotes and exaggerated or outdated claims, and said should be booted out of federal court.

In-House Counsel Profile: Twitch Interactive's Elizabeth Baker

Teresa Wall-Cyb : The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

The San Francisco streaming video startup's general counsel Elizabeth "Boo" Baker says that in an extended negotiation "the other side will know the nickname by the end."

L'Etat C'est ... An East Texas Patent Plaintiff?

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : August 04, 2014

State-sponsored France Brevets and its lawyers at McKool Smith won a fight over their preferred U.S. battleground, persuading a judge to keep a patent infringement suit against HTC and LG Electronics in the plaintiffs-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

Will a New Chief Bring Change?

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

The Federal Circuit's new leader has lawyers hoping for more consensus.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : July 31, 2014

Bargain retailer Dollar Tree Inc. is buying rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $8.5 billion in cash and stock in a bid to create one of the largest discount retailers in North America. Also, online property website Zillow will acquire rival Trulia for $3.5 billion.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Zillow To Acquire Trulia For $3.5 Billion In Stock

: Bloomberg : July 28, 2014

Zillow has agreed to purchase rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion stock deal that makes the combined entity the largest online real estate advertising company.

Four Am Law 100 Firms Help Zillow Snap Up Trulia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2014

Shearman & Sterling, having already scored a big victory Monday in a major international arbitration case, has teamed up with Perkins Coie to advise online property website Zillow on its $3.5 billion buy of rival Trulia, which is receiving outside counsel from Goodwin Procter and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.