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DIVERSITY DRIVING EXCELLENCE

THE TIES THAT BIND US

Meet Firmwide Managing Partner John Devaney who draws from the best HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014

Discover individuals and teams fostering community within the firm INTRODUCING OUR DIVERSITY CHAMPIONS PROGRAM

The Women’s Forum’s innovative approaches win the Diversity Champion Team Award

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

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S T R AT E G I C D I V E R S I T Y C O M M I T T E E : A D VA N C I N G D I V E R S I T Y A N D I N C L U S I O N

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D I V E R S I T Y C H A M P I O N A S S O C I AT E AWA R D : S H E R K U N G ( P O S T H U M O U S H O N O R E E )

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M E E T F I R M W I D E M A N A G I N G PA R T N E R J O H N D E VA N E Y

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AROUND THE FIRM: 2014 AFFINITY GROUP HIGHLIGHTS

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2014 D I V E R S I T Y D E M O G R A P H I C S

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N AT I O N A L P R O G R A M M I N G : S T R E N G T H E N I N G T H E P I P E L I N E

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M O V I N G D I V E R S I T Y A N D I N C L U S I O N F O R WA R D : A W O R D F R O M O U R D I V E R S I T Y E X P E R T, V E R N Ā M Y E R S

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D I V E R S I T Y C H A M P I O N PA R T N E R AWA R D : D E N N I S H O P K I N S

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D I V E R S I T Y C H A M P I O N S TA F F AWA R D : D I N A G L A S S M A N

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D I D YO U K N O W ? C O V E R I N G I N T H E W O R K P L A C E

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D I D YO U K N O W ? D I V E R S I T Y O F L A N G U A G E S

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS, APPOINTMENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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ON THE COVER

Recipient of the Diversity Champion Team Award: The Women’s Forum Affinity Group, clockwise from bottom left: Linda Walton, Abha Khanna, Deborah Phillips, Ellen Dial, Iveth Durbin, Grace Han Stanton, Camille Fisher


A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

EVERYONE’S PARTICIPATION MATTERS We are pleased to present to you the 9th edition of Perkins Coie Diversity Year in Review. This issue highlights our accomplishments and is a reflection of the firm’s commitment to diversity: to women; LGBT individuals; people of color; and lawyers with disabilities, as well as to those who contribute to our efforts with inclusiveness. This journey has been extraordinary with the support of our longtime diversity champion, former firmwide managing partner, Bob Giles. Bob’s thoughtfulness and commitment to building a diverse workforce will be missed. We are excited to continue our work with the new firmwide managing partner, John Devaney. You will learn about John’s ties to diversity from a young age, and continuing throughout his career. We also celebrate the life of a young woman who inspired us. Sher Kung is one of the first recipients of Perkins Coie’s inaugural Diversity Champion Award. The launch of this annual recognition program could not have been possible without the vision and enthusiasm of our Strategic Diversity Committee, led by outgoing chair, Los Angeles Partner Audra Mori. It is our honor to celebrate our attorneys, staff and team who drive excellence in diversity. Each day our profession challenges us to accelerate diversity and inclusion in meaningful ways. Advancing diversity is a team effort where everyone’s participation matters. We have been working hard, but we have more work to do. I am proud of our efforts and our people. Thank you for the support and participation throughout the year, and I look forward to continuing our work.

Theresa Cropper, Chief Diversity Officer

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THE STRATEGIC DIVERSITY COMMITTEE ADVANCING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SINCE 2006, Perkins Coie’s Strategic Diversity Committee (SDC) has developed strategies and policies to advance diversity and inclusion at the firm and within the communities we serve.

In 2014, the SDC launched the firm’s Diversity Champions Awards program—an annual recognition of individuals and teams committed to diversity. In the inaugural year, four diversity champions were selected from 65 peer nominations. Additionally, a record number of first-year law students applied to our 1L Diversity Fellowship program; and the firm’s representation of diverse partners, counsel and attorneys also increased from years prior.

The pages of this Diversity publication further highlight the innovative efforts of firmwide leaders, local diversity committees and affinity groups throughout 2014. In looking ahead, there is still work that requires our immediate and long-term focus to sustain these efforts. The SDC is committed to promoting a vibrant work environment that embraces diverse people, ideas and perspectives. We are proud of Perkins Coie’s people who help us advance our common goal each day.

STRATEGIC DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS* AUDRA MORI | LO S A N G E L E S

JAVIER GARCIA | LO S A N G E L E S

CHAIR

KARIN ALDAMA | P H O E N I X SHYLAH ALFONSO | S E AT T L E DANIELLE BENDERLY | P O R T L A N D DEBRA BERNARD | C H I C A G O JON BUCK | C H I C A G O VIVEK CHOPRA | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . THERESA CROPPER | C H I C A G O JEANNE CULLEN | C H I C A G O JOHN DEVANEY | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . DARRIN EMERICK | S E AT T L E *As of December 31, 2014

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STEVE HEDBERG | H E A D Q U A R T E R S SELENA LINDE | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C . JOSE LOPEZ | C H I C A G O ROBERT MAHON | S E AT T L E JUSTIN MOON | S E AT T L E DEBORAH PHILLIPS | S E AT T L E RICHARD ROSS | N E W Y O R K TERESA TATE | S A N F R A N C I S C O AMANDA TESSAR | D E N V E R LAURA NEEBLING | S E AT T L E MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT


Diversity Champion Associate Award INSPIRES US ALL

SHER INSPIRES US ALL TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF DIVERSE PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT BE IN A POSITION TO FIGHT FOR THEIR OWN RIGHTS.

SHER KUNG (Posthumous Honoree) A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

January 19, 1983 – August 29, 2014 Known for her work on civil rights advocacy cases, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit that challenged the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, Sher helped the ACLU set a precedent in the representation of Major Margaret Witt, a decorated solider discharged from the Air Force for being gay. Beginning as a Perkins Coie summer associate in 2008, Sher traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to assist her colleagues at the trial of Salim Hamdan before a military commission. Sher’s pro bono practice included obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and eventually a green card for a juvenile client, negotiating a resolution among small business owners regarding sexual orientation-based discrimination, representing a client in administrative proceedings seeking federal health benefits for a

same-sex spouse, and advocating for a domestic violence victim through protection order proceedings and dissolution. A tireless advocate for LGBT rights, Sher served on the Seattle Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Bar Association’s Board of Directors and served as a board member of the QLaw Foundation, a Seattle-based gay rights legal affinity group. A beloved partner, mother, daughter, friend, and colleague, her courage pushed our society closer to equality. Sher Kung—an inspiring Diversity Champion. An exceptional litigator and relentless optimist, Seattle associate Sher Kung, 31, was killed in a bicycling accident in August 2014.

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THE TIES THAT BIND US Meet Firmwide Managing Partner John Devaney

GROWING UP IN New York in the late 1960s as the youngest and only brother to four liberal activist sisters, John Devaney was out in the streets campaigning for the Equal Rights Amendment when he was just 13 years old.

He cut his teeth as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—the provision that prohibits employment discrimination— against state and local governments around the country. Today, from his Perkins Coie office in Washington, D.C. (where one of his featured pictures depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looking out into the crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial), Devaney leads a 1,000-lawyer firm with a mission to provide the highest-quality legal service while preserving and strengthening a workplace culture of professional excellence and collaboration. Perkins Coie’s Firmwide Managing Partner is putting the concept and practice of diversity into action as a key to accomplishing that mission. “If you’ve got a diverse workforce of staff and lawyers, you’re going to provide better client service, better problem solving and better decision making, because you’re going to bring different perspectives,” Devaney said. “From a client service perspective, diversity is very important because our clients are diverse. If you have a diverse staff handling client matters, the likelihood of them bonding, to be able to relate to clients, is much higher,” Devaney said. “So much of client service is about developing relationships that allow you to get to know your client’s business and what their problems are.” AT HIS CORE

Devaney, at 57, officially assumed the role of Firmwide Managing Partner in January 2015. Before then, he was a member of Perkins Coie’s Executive and Management Committees and served from 2005 to 2010 as the D.C. office’s Managing Partner. Since joining Perkins Coie in 1988, Devaney maintained a successful practice focused in commercial litigation, political

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law litigation and communications law. He became known for his work on behalf of telecommunications clients involving novel issues relating to the implementation and interpretation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and more recently, in matters with national implications relating to enforcement of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. For Devaney, issues of civil rights and diversity “are core issues.” Before he joined the firm in the mid-1980s, Devaney traveled the country as a trial attorney with the DOJ, litigating against such entities as Louisiana’s Department of Transportation for refusing to recruit and hire African Americans, the City of Gallup in New Mexico for failing to recruit and hire American Indians in local government jobs, and several Chicago suburbs for employment discrimination. He won a summary judgment motion in 1986, when his theory of discrimination prevailed, and negotiated favorable settlement agreements with those dozen suburbs, opening up their public employment to African Americans. Devaney took the Title VII enforcement program to Detroit, Michigan and sued nearly 15 suburbs there, including historically discriminatory Dearborn, and he did the same in Warren.

IF YOU’RE NOT DIVERSE, YOU’RE NOT DRAWING FROM THE BEST PEOPLE. When it came time for him and his wife Deborah Reagan to start a family, Devaney made the move from government to Perkins Coie. He joined the firm as an associate and became a general commercial litigator. He was elevated to the partner ranks around the time the Telecommunications Act of 1996 passed, which significantly reformed regulations on telephone and broadcasting companies and was the first piece of legislation to address Internet access in the United States. Shortly thereafter, Devaney became one of the country’s first expert lawyers in the legislation and spent the next 15 years in this area. Around 2010, Devaney was asked by a fellow partner in the firm’s Political Law group to become involved in a major case in Texas over voter redistricting. He co-tried the case with the DOJ in Washington, D.C. in 2012, and that team succeeded in getting the Texas congressional voting map thrown out as violating Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Since then, Devaney has had

his hand in several other high-profile voter redistricting cases, including successful cases against Florida and Virginia. FULL CIRCLE–RETURNING TO HIS ROOTS

Debunking the notion that an attorney at a big firm cannot make a living as a civil rights lawyer, Devaney in recent years returned to his roots. He returned to the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, where he had been handling pro bono cases before he became immersed in management roles at the firm, to now serve as a member of the organization’s board of directors. Though Devaney’s first brush with diversity and civil rights issues came at an early age, he attended a somewhat integrated public elementary school, in a middle-class town 25 miles outside Manhattan, around the time of the assassinations of Dr. King and Senator Robert Kennedy. At the height of the women’s rights movement and the Vietnam War, Devaney was often pushed by his four older sisters to join the marches and protests. “That was my world. Back then, in the late ‘60s, it was pretty hard even as a teenager not to be political because of Vietnam, the women’s movement—it was a part of everybody’s life,” Devaney said. “That’s one of the reasons why I followed this path.” PROACTIVELY ADVANCING DIVERSITY

While many other law firms are still trying to sell the business case for diversity, Perkins Coie’s leaders harness the richness of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives to create business value. “Our population in this country is so diverse. If you think about having a high-quality workforce you need to draw from all populations—you’ve got to. If you’re not diverse, you’re not drawing from the best people,” Devaney said. “That’s a starting point.” “What I can do as Managing Partner, and what my colleagues in management can do, is espouse the importance of diversity to us as a firm and take concrete steps to do well with diversity,” Devaney said. “Hiring, recruiting, retaining, and making available a diverse group of lawyers and staff members to serve their clients is the most obvious thing you can do.” “When we speak of diversity, we of course are focusing on lawyers, but we’re also focusing on the importance of diversity in our staff.”

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At the start of his tenure as Firmwide Managing Partner, Devaney had already met with leaders in the Diversity Department to discuss how Perkins Coie can be proactive in identifying diverse candidates in certain markets and exploring their interests in possibly joining the firm.

WE MUST RAISE THE AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORING AND NURTURING OUR DIVERSE ATTORNEYS. As a firm that got its start in Seattle more than 100 years ago, Perkins Coie today has made its mark as a major player among the Am Law 50, with 16 offices in the U.S. and three in Asia. In its efforts to advance diversity within the firm, its unique geographic footprint presents both an opportunity and a challenge. “One thing that is unique about us is that we’re in 16 geographical markets in the United States, including some cities that have very diverse populations. One of the opportunities is that we’ve got New York, D.C., Chicago, L.A. and San Francisco,” he said. “The challenges are that we also are in markets where populations aren’t nearly as diverse as the American average, including Boise, Bellevue and Portland.” IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS–MENTORING IS KEY

As the firm continues to grow, so does the need for partners to invest time in mentoring the firm’s new, diverse lawyers. “That’s where we in management have an important role—to raise the awareness within our partnership of the importance of mentoring and nurturing our diverse attorneys,” Devaney said.

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Devaney highlighted the firm’s mentoring program as one of the many formal initiatives in place to nurture and support diverse associates in meaningful ways that allow them to develop successful practices and careers at the firm. “Being a lawyer at this firm, or any other big firm, you’re so busy and you’re juggling so many different things that it’s easy to just forget about mentoring. There’s no bad intent, but there’s only so much you can handle,” he said. “Sometimes, unless you have people pushing on you and saying you need to care about this and you need to pay attention to it, it’s not going to happen. It’s important for us to keep that consciousness going and make partners aware of the importance of mentoring so they’re thinking about it.” Awareness of the importance of developing relationships is also a key to success for diverse associates. Devaney’s own path to a successful practice was carved from relationship building. “It’s all about relationships and bonding with your colleagues and partners in the firm and finding some commonality with them so that it becomes more natural for them to look for opportunities for you,” Devaney said. “I encourage our diverse associates and partners to really get out there and spend time with colleagues.” In advancing diversity and inclusion at Perkins Coie, success is incremental. “There’s not going to be one eureka moment,” Devaney said. “But if there’s sustained improvement every year and you can look back in 2016 and say: In 2015, we really stepped it up; we did better. We got more diverse lawyers into leadership roles at the firm. We hired more diverse lateral partners than we did last year. We recruited more associates who are diverse. Even if the numbers aren’t huge, we’re recognizing that the trajectory is right and that we’re on a better path. To me, that’s success.”


ALL WOMEN LAWYERS’ RETREAT SPOTLIGHT WORKING CLOSELY WITH leaders of the Perkins Coie Women’s Forum, the firm’s Diversity Department presented an inspiring All Women Lawyers’ Retreat April 24-26, 2014 in Carlsbad, California. The Women’s Forum is a longstanding affinity group that works to attract, retain and promote women in the firm and to provide leadership and support on issues that impact women in the legal profession.

In keeping with the retreat’s theme of Inspire Ourselves, Empower Each Other, more than 200 (70 percent) of Perkins Coie’s women associates, counsel, partners and patent agents from around the United States and Asia turned out for three days of business development programs, interactive workshops and networking— combined with fun. “The All Women Lawyers’ Retreat is designed to offer a powerful vehicle for all of us to learn from each other, to connect with each other, to build relationships and to have our voices heard,” said Jeanne Cullen, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office who serves as chair of the Women’s Forum. In addition to the unique opportunity to gather in one place for career empowerment and comradery, the attendees were able to interact in a more relaxed environment with Perkins Coie clients and former clients such as UPS Chief Legal Officer Teri McClure and New York Public Library General Counsel Michele Coleman Mayes, the retreat’s featured guest speakers. Chairs of the firm’s practice groups and subgroups also attended the retreat, where they led discussions with attendees on success strategies, advancing in their practice areas and ways to better develop and retain women lawyers. The agenda also built in time for participants to collectively identify recommendations for improving practice groups and subgroups for all of the firm’s lawyers.

External speakers included Vernā Myers, a nationally recognized expert in diversity issues within law firms and other legal settings, Janice Brown of Beyond Law Group, and law professor Lynn Cohn, the Director of the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern Law School. The high-level consultants presented sessions on topics such as Building a Successful Career at the Firm, Building Your Practice to Achieve Success, Taking Charge of Your Career, The Art of Asking: Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone, and Getting What She Wants—key negotiation strategies. Speakers from the firm who shared their experiences and expertise with attendees included: Alex Cole, Sarah Crooks, Theresa Cropper, Jessica EverettGarcia, Judy Gold, Tanya Henderson, Jade Lambert, Selena Linde, Julia Markley, Cori Gordon Moore, Molly Moynihan, Lucy Park, Teresa Tate, Michelle Umberger, Linda Walton, and Nancy Williams. Women at Perkins Coie make up 32 percent of all lawyers, 45 percent of associates and counsel and 21 percent of the partnership. Women hold 24 of the leadership positions at the firm—a number that distinguishes Perkins Coie and the Women’s Forum as a leader among our peers. The notable success of the 2014 All Women Lawyers’ Retreat, which set an all-time attendance high for the biennial event, contributed to the Women’s Forum receiving Perkins Coie’s inaugural Diversity Champions Team Award. “[This year’s] All Women Lawyers’ Retreat offered the best content we’ve ever had,” Portland partner Danielle Benderly said as she headed for a homebound shuttle at the close of the three-day retreat in Southern California. “We all go back to our offices with renewed vigor to make things better and make a difference.”

ABOVE Amanda Beane ( far left), Sarah Crooks (second to left), Shylah Alfonso (center), Vilma Palma-Solana ( far right) and Steve Hedberg network at the 2014 All Women Lawyers’ Retreat / Associates Amy Chang of Washington, D.C. (at left) and Vidula Patki of our Phoenix office / Janice Brown of Beyond Law, a consulting business focused on helping other lawyers reach their full potential, presents a business development workshop titled “Playing the Long Game: Building Your Practice to Achieve Success”

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AROUND THE FIRM 2014 AFFINITY GROUP HIGHLIGHTS Affinity groups are a key to the success of diversity at Perkins Coie. The groups provide important communities of support and impact retention by providing developmental and networking opportunities for diverse lawyers. Throughout the year, the groups develop educational programming, assist with business and professional development opportunities, maintain relationships with national minority bar associations and foster community. The firm supports the following affinity groups:

AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK LAWYERS

PARENT LAWYERS

CO-CHAIRS R I C H A R D R O S S , N E W YO R K & P H I L T H O M P S O N , B E L L E V U E

CHAIRS ULRIKE (RIKE) CONNELLY, SEATTLE & DESSA DAL PORTO, SEATTLE

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER LAWYERS

SOUTH ASIAN/MIDDLE EASTERN LAWYERS

CO-CHAIR PA U L H I R O S E , LO S A N G E L E S

CO-CHAIRS V I V E K C H O P R A , D . C . & K A U S T U V ( K . M . ) D A S , S E AT T L E

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER (LGBT) LAWYERS

WOMEN’S FORUM

CO-CHAIRS D E B R A B E R N A R D , C H I C A G O & D AV I D L A R S E N , LO S A N G E L E S

CO-CHAIRS J E A N N E C U L L E N , C H I C A G O & E L L E N C O N E D E R A D I A L , S E AT T L E

LATINA/O LAWYERS CO-CHAIRS R O Ć I O C R I S T I N A G A R C Í A , D A L L A S & J O S E LO P E Z , C H I C A G O

LAWYERS WITH DISABILITIES CHAIR I VA N G O L D , P O R T L A N D

NATIVE AMERICAN/HAWAIIAN/ALASKAN LAWYERS CHAIR TO BE DETERMINED

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SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRS S U E S TO T T, S A N F R A N C I S C O ; TA N YA H E N D E R S O N , D A L L A S ; A M Y T U C K E R , S E AT T L E & D A N I E L L E R Y M A N , A N C H O R A G E

WOMEN OF COLOR CO-CHAIRS D A P H N E H I G G S , PA LO A LTO & L U C Y PA R K , C H I C A G O


2014 AFFINITY GROUP HIGHLIGHTS South Asian/Middle Eastern In 2014, the South Asian/Middle Eastern Affinity Group appointed new co-chairs Partner Vivek Chopra and Counsel K.M. Das. With a focus of cross-selling and building community, the group’s new leadership will continue to build its base and identify and develop programs designed to keep members engaged.

Asian Pacific Islander Through its local office representatives, the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Affinity Group encouraged Perkins Coie offices to host programming to celebrate Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month in May. Various offices participated in the celebration and held in-office programs, dinners and events to celebrate APA Heritage Month. The API Affinity Group co-hosted an APA Heritage Month event with the Seattle Diversity Committee on July 29 as part of its celebrations. The evening featured Justice Mary Yu. Appointed in May 2014, Justice Yu is the first Asian-American, first Latina-American, and first LGBT member on the Washington Supreme Court. Justice Yu shared her story and career advice for success, including the importance of mentorship, engagement and taking risks. The API and South Asian/Middle Eastern Affinity Groups also hosted an annual API In-House Counsel event on August 26 designed to provide opportunities for API members to build and strengthen relationships with in-house counsel and several clients were invited to join group members at a suite at a Seattle Mariners game. NAPABA Recognized Perkins Coie with Its 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award — On November 6-9, API Affinity Group members joined 1,500 attendees at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s 26th Annual Convention. Perkins Coie led several networking and business development events at the convention, including its second annual Microsoft client dinner. Microsoft Associate General Counsel Isabella Fu and eight of her colleagues attended the dinner. During the convention, a LGBT reception honoring U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen of the Eastern District of New York and a partner in-house counsel dinner were also hosted by Perkins Coie.

Lawyers with Disabilities On March 13, the Lawyers with Disabilities Affinity Group and the Seattle Diversity Committee hosted a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the firm’s signing the American Bar Association’s Pledge for Change regarding disability diversity in the legal profession. The Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association was a co-sponsor of the program.

FROM TOP Members of the Perkins Coie Asian Pacific Islander Affinity Group accept the 2014 NAPABA Law Firm Diversity Award / Jared Hager (Perkins Coie alumus) makes connections with guests attending the celebration in the Seattle office marking the one-year anniversary of signing the Pledge for Change

On May 13, the Lawyers with Disabilities Affinity Group conducted an informative conference call with the Wisconsin State Bar Diversity Task Force regarding disability diversity issues in Wisconsin. The call was conducted on the request of Wisconsin State Judge Carl Ashley, who chairs the Task Force.

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2014 AFFINITY GROUP HIGHLIGHTS

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

Women’s Initiatives

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affinity Group and the Seattle office hosted the Fourth Annual Perkins Pride event in Seattle on June 26. With a focus on creating business development opportunities, the group collaborated with StartOut, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering LGBT entrepreneurs. The keynote speaker was Conor Madigan, President and Co-founder of Kateeva, a OLED display company. Madigan shared his experience growing a successful company as an LGBT entrepreneur. Over 200 people attended the event, including representatives from clients Microsoft, Boeing, T-Mobile and Russell Investments.

Karen McGaffey, Management Committee Member, traveled to various offices to meet with women partners. McGaffey provided insight into how the firm’s statistical credit system is used in the partner compensation process, factors to consider to ensure a fair allocation of credit and ways to deal with concerns that credit may not have been appropriately allocated.

African American/Black Associate Truscenialyn Brooks and Partners Dennis Hopkins and Linda Walton, members of the African American/Black Affinity Group, attended the 89th Annual National Bar Association (NBA) Convention July 26 to August 1 in Atlanta. The NBA is the nation’s largest and oldest association of African-American lawyers and judges. The convention provides educational sessions and opportunities for attendees to make connections throughout the legal community. The convention, themed “Standing Our Ground for Justice,” set the tone for an informative convention. Attendees were able to build their networks and attend a variety of specialized seminars and workshops.

In conjunction with the Women’s Forum, the Partner Compensation Committee facilitated a diversity discussion on gender equity gap in their scheduled committee call on August 14. Stephanie Scharf, the former president of the National Association of Women Lawyers and current partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, was invited to present on the current status of the gender equity gap in the legal industry. On October 6, the Women’s Forum hosted a presentation, “Best Practices for Drafting Partner Compensation Self-Evaluation Memos,” for all women partners, which featured gender expert Karen Kahn. The presentation took place in the Chicago office and was streamed to all other offices and later shared with all of the firm’s partners.

ABOVE At the fourth annual Perkins Pride celebration in Seattle are (left to right) Chris Kao (Perkins Coie alumnus), StartOut CEO Gene Falk, Kateeva President Conor Madigan and Perkins Coie Counsel David Tsai (alumnus) / Members of the African American/Black Affinity Group at the IP Retreat: Jeffrey Walker, Bobbie Wilson, Erick Smith, Dennis Hopkins, Tiffany Cunningham and Truscenialyn Brooks

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ASIAN

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H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

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A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

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TWO OR MORE RACES

23

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A S S O C I AT E S , COUNSEL & OTHER AT TO R N E Y S *

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AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK

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ASIAN

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H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

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FEMALE

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LG B T

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A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

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AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK

TWO OR MORE RACES

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ASIAN

FEMALE

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H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

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A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

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TWO OR MORE RACES

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FEMALE

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LG B T

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DISABLED

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TO TA L DIVERSITY*

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AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK

87

ASIAN

33

H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

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SENIOR COUNSEL*

A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

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TWO OR MORE RACES FEMALE LG B T DISABLED


NATIONAL PROGRAMMING STRENGTHENING THE PIPELINE THE DIVERSITY DEPARTMENT hosted its second annual 1L Summer

Associate Retreat in Seattle June 17-18. The retreat was designed to help prepare and equip first-year law students with the tools necessary to be successful at Perkins Coie. Programming highlights included a keynote address with U.S. District Judge Richard Jones of the Western District of Washington. There were also success tips from former 1L summer associates, sessions on the traits and attributes of successful lawyers and sessions with practice groups representatives.

ABOVE At the NBLSA 46th Annual Convention are (left to right) Cori Gordon Moore, Bruce Dick, Theresa Cropper, Tom Lindley, U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson of the Eastern District of New York, Mike Gotham, Judge Ann C. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Daniel Brown of Microsoft, Tanya Johnson, Gail Kim and Faith Nunley (Perkins Coie alumnae) / 2014 Perkins Coie 1L Summer Associate class gathers at the 1L Summer Associate Retreat

In July, Theresa Cropper, Chief Diversity Officer, hosted the annual in-office lunch for the 2014 American Bar Foundation (ABF) Fellows. The luncheon provided an opportunity for the fellows to ask questions and have an organic conversation about law school, diversity and the practice of law. The ABF is dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research laws, legal processes, and the law’s impact on society. Perkins Coie continued our long-standing partnership with Just the Beginning–A Pipeline Organization (JTB-APO), a nonprofit organization that offers pipeline programs directly aimed at inspiring young students and increasing diversity in the legal profession and judiciary.

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Each summer, Theresa Cropper facilitates a business etiquette course for JTB-APO Summer Legal Institute program (SLI). The SLI is a two-week intensive program designed to expose students to the practice of law and prepare students for success. The business etiquette session provides an opportunity for students to develop their networking and communications skills and practice a “30-second” elevator speech. After the session, students attend an in-office reception at Perkins Coie, designed to provide an opportunity for them to utilize their newly learned skills by interacting with the firm’s lawyers, staff and members of the legal community. In Washington, D.C., the firm hosted 50 high school students and their family members on July 10, and the Chicago office hosted 90 students and family members on July 23. In March, Perkins Coie was the title sponsor of the National Black Law Students Association’s (NBLSA) 46th Annual Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Partners Bruce Dick, Richard Ross, Tom Lindley and Cori Gordon Moore, Director of Recruiting and Retention Mike Gotham and Chief Diversity Officer Theresa Cropper were panelists and speakers at the convention. The firm sponsored and organized “Careers on the Horizon: Energy and Environmental Law” and “Career Paths—Doing The Deal: The Transaction Side of Practicing Law” panels. The firm also conducted informational interviews and hosted a small informal reception for 1L students. Associates Truscenialyn Brooks and Jeffrey Walker, Senior Diversity Manager Tanya Johnson and Diversity Coordinator Faith Nunley also attended the convention. In June 2014, the Portland office hosted an informational planning lunch for NBLSA’ s upcoming 2015 Convention in Portland. Working in collaboration with lawyers in the Portland office and NBLSA board members, the firm invited members of the community—from the Office of the Governor to representatives from other Portland law firms—to learn about NBLSA, the annual national convention and how they could support the organization. In November, the firm hosted a luncheon at Harvard Law School for members of the Harvard Black Law Students Association. The luncheon was designed to provide information and expose attendees to the political law practice area. Partner Marc Elias led the discussion with the group and provided insight into the firm’s political law practice. Chief Diversity Officer Theresa Cropper and Senior Diversity Manager Tanya Johnson also attended the event.


ABOVE JTB-APO Summer Legal Institute students attending Chicago office reception

FIRMWIDE DIVERSITY TRAINING AND EDUCATION In June, the Diversity Department held an advanced diversity education session for members of the Executive Committee and key stakeholders at the firm. The program was facilitated by diversity consultant and author Vernā Myers, Founder and President of Vernā Myers Consulting Group. This four-hour program was specifically designed to build upon previous diversity training sessions, while introducing new and strategic content to participants’ discussion regarding diversity at Perkins Coie. The program provided an assessment of where we are as a firm with diversity and inclusion, a discussion on accomplishing inclusion through cultural competency and a brainstorming session on redesigning our systems and practices where needed. In August, the Diversity Department hosted a conference call for associates and counsel with key members. The call was created to provide attendees with an inside perspective on the firm’s associate/counsel evaluation process. The discussion featured current and former Associate Evaluation Committee

members Partners Matt Gray, Teri Lindquist, Jose Lopez, Richard Ross and Deborah Phillips, Evaluation Committee Chair. The focus provided best practices and tips on how to write a self-evaluation, how to prepare for a debriefing meeting and insight into what happens during the associate and counsel review meeting. In September, the Diversity Department hosted a specialized diversity training session for members of the Partner Compensation Committee at the Partner Planning Conference in New York. Diversity consultant Vernā Myers facilitated the training. The training was designed to provide education and discussion on various diversity concepts, issues and implicit biases that committee members may encounter in their roles on firm committees. In addition, Myers conducted training for firm leadership, including members of the Executive Committee, Management Committee, Associate Evaluation Committee, and Partner Compensation Committee, as well as for hiring partners.


MOVING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FORWARD BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS DIFFERENCE A Word From Our Diversity Expert, Vernā Meyers

AS A CONSULTANT, I spend a lot of time on airplanes, chatting with strangers. Often people will ask me what I do for a living, and when I say that I am a diversity consultant and my company helps organizations and communities create more inclusive, respectful and fair environments, they say one of two things:

Either, “Can you come to my organization, because we could really use your help?” Or, “You will always have a job.”

BY VERNĀ MYERS FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT VERNĀ MYERS CONSULTING GROUP

As a professional in the field for 18 years, I think a great deal about what it takes to move diversity and inclusion forward. In my work within corporations and law firms, I encounter many wellmeaning people who believe in the merits of diversity and are deeply committed to fairness. Very few of these individuals, if any, are consciously malicious or create impediments intentionally. And yet, at my company, we have spent thousands of hours listening to the stories of pain and frustration of people of color, women, LGBT individuals, and individuals from different nationalities and religions trying to survive the small slights and the larger but subtle exclusions of opportunity in their workplaces. In the workplace, I have seen policies change for the better, but the reality of who feels valued and included and who remains and advances in our law firms isn’t changing very quickly. What will allow us to substantially change the demographic landscape so that our law firms will be able to face the changing world with the talent, perspectives, creativity, and networks they need to perform well in the marketplace and represent their clients with excellence? I am convinced that we do not lack commitment to the high

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principles of fairness and equity. What we lack instead is the ability to recognize, understand and appreciate differences and how those differences require our organizations and the individuals in them to change. Despite our good intentions, many of us lack the confidence, competence and comfort to build relationships across difference. Attorneys of every background come to law firms wanting to believe that the firm values who they are and the differences they bring to the table. In particular, newer generations are not willing to cover or conceal important aspects of their identity. They are looking for firms that are culturally competent—that have the ability to see and appreciate difference and the skill to adapt behavior to create resolutions that enhance outcomes for the organization and the individual. But as proven by numerous social science studies and borne out by what I have seen in many law firms is a preference for sameness, not difference. Even our brain is conspiring against us, sorting everyone we meet unconsciously into “in-groups = like me” and “out-groups = not like me.” We then behave accordingly before we even know what we have done. In order to create more inclusive environments where people of all backgrounds can bring their best, we all must work harder on increasing our cultural competency and developing culturally effective habits.

10 actions to move us closer to understanding and getting comfortable with building genuine relationships across difference: 1 Ask someone who is different from you to coffee or tea. Make sure you spend time listening to what the person is saying and share something about yourself. It’s not an inquisition. You don’t need to go into deep conversations. You are exchanging information and getting to know each other.

2 Invite people to dinner or drinks near work or at your home. Connecting outside of work shows you are interested and want to invest some personal time. In the pressure-filled world lawyers live in, this sends a strong message that you value an individual.


3 Put yourself in situations where you are in the minority. Go to

7 Choose to co-lead a project or committee with someone who is

book talks or events sponsored by organizations where you feel like a minority, and/or accept the invitation to go to a dinner celebrating a group you don’t know much about. This will allow you to see commonalities as well as differences and gain the empathy of what it feels like to be in another’s shoes.

different from you. Working on a common goal is one great way to connect and build relationships and confidence.

8 Avoid In-group favoritism. When you are interviewing, making assignments, assembling teams, or distributing tasks, be mindful of how you make selections. Are you applying criteria fairly or going with your “gut instincts.” Social scientists say that our “guts” are actually contaminated by our implicit biases. Look more closely before making your selection.

4 Think about who you have mentored or sponsored in your career and who your friends are at work. What can people tell about you by your associations? Do you appear to be open to difference, or does your circle convey exclusion of certain groups?

9 If you are a person of influence in the firm, decide that before

5 Speak to people in the hall. Get their names right; it shows respect. Remember to say “thank you.” Acknowledge contributions. Stop typing or reading your email when someone comes to your office. Remember the names of family members. These are what are known as micro-affirmations, and they can add up to make a macro difference.

your career ends, you are going to be responsible for the success of someone from an underrepresented group. You are going to sponsor them, find opportunities, make connections, and advocate for their promotion.

10 Learn to apologize if you make a mistake while remaining engaged. When we decide to develop relationships across difference, we will at some point do or say something that we wished we had not. But it is not the end of the world if we are willing to acknowledge the impact of the mistake and learn from it.

6 Recognize good work. Sometimes we get so busy and our jobs are so demanding that we forget to tell people when they have done a fine job or what we like about their work. When we are specific, it shows we are paying attention, and such recognition and encouragement develops a bond. Critical feedback is important, too. Don’t avoid it. When given with the motivation of helping a person develop, it is appreciated.

THE CHANGING FACES OF AMERICA

Multiracial persons, along with Asians and Hispanics/Latinos, are considered new minorities. In the 2010 U.S. Census, citizens for the first time could identify as one or more races— 9 million people checked multiple identification boxes.

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

2013 POPULATION ESTIMATE

2.4% 5.3% 13.2

%

Asian

Multiracial

17.1

Hispanic † or Latino

3.7%

1.4%

7.9

%

Other*

Multiracial

Other*

Asian

Black or African American

49.7%

62.6% White

White

25

%

Hispanic † or Latino

* Other includes American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. †

1%

12.7%

Black or African American

%

2044 POPULATION PROJECTION

Hispanic may be of any race, and thereby included in the applicable race categories.

DID YOU KNOW?

By 2044, it is projected that the United States will not be characterized by one single demographic majority due to natural decreases in the white population in comparison to the growth of new minorities, immigration and fertility rates.

Building relationships across difference isn’t so much about perfection as it is about connection. It is these authentic connections and learning to embrace difference as an asset that will move diversity forward in our law firms.

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PARTNER PROMOTIONS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015

RAFAEL COLORADO FERRER DALLAS BUSINESS (FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? Prior to attending law school, I was a practicing certified public accountant. It was that background in accounting that led me in the direction of a practice area that requires a solid grasp of financial concepts. For me, structured finance and financial transactions is an excellent fit because I am able to speak the same language as my clients. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I have a passion for brewing craft beer. What was the best professional advice you ever received? If something is due tomorrow, it has to get done today.

STEPHANIE HIRANO S E AT T L E BUSINESS (CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I am drawn to a transactional practice because it’s usually a “win/win” situation. Company A wants to sell and Company B wants to buy—so both parties have an interest in making sure the transaction gets done. Although there are definitely negotiations on business terms (which can lead to strong disagreements between the parties), it is by nature a collaborative process because both parties want to get to the same end result. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I was born on Hinamatsuri (known as “Girls’ Day”), which is a special day in Japan. My grandmother used to always tell me that meant I was special, and that I would grow up to be the perfect Japanese woman. She stopped saying that after I came home from college one time with my hair dyed blonde. What was the best professional advice you ever received? The best professional advice I received with regard to the start of my career was to focus only on the things I can control. If I was available, hardworking and did my absolute best, the rest would fall into place. The best professional advice I received with regard to maintaining my sanity over the course of my career (so far) was to be myself. It’s entirely too exhausting to act like the person others think you should be.

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PARTNER PROMOTIONS

ANGELA (ANGIE) JONES S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I enjoy the legal complexity of False Claims Act litigation and the detective work involved in conducting internal investigations. There is a very human element in defending companies in white collar litigation and government investigations that I also enjoy. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I absolutely love music, attend as many live music shows as I can, and love to support the local music scene. However, I can’t play a musical instrument or carry a tune to save my life! (But my kids can, so I truly enjoy watching them perform!) What was the best professional advice you ever received? To sweat the small stuff. That’s what makes Perkins Coie lawyers stand out and why our clients want to hire us and then keep us—we pay attention to the details that matter. This gives us the edge. And, on a personal note, to keep work in perspective and enjoy personal time. That keeps us fresh and excited to come to work each day.

RONALD KOO LO S A N G E L E S BUSINESS (TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? Technology and the arts are two of my greatest personal interests. My practice gives me the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most creative minds in both fields. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? Although I do not care much for sweets, I have been working for months on baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie. What was the best professional advice you ever received? Taking time to relax and enjoy life is essential for a successful professional career.

CHRISTINA MCCULLOUGH S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENT LITIGATION)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I was an electrical engineering major in college. Although I loved my engineering classes, I also really enjoyed writing and analyzing ideas (I was a Russian literature minor). I interned at a power electronics company, and my manager asked me to analyze the performance of a current driver circuit disclosed in a competitor’s recent patent. That was my first exposure to patent law. It seemed like an ideal blend of technology and critical analysis, and I went to law school with the intention of practicing in that area. For me, patent litigation has continued to be that great blend—I’m constantly learning about new technologies while dealing with an interesting and fast-moving area of law. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? Both of my daughters are named after scientist-inventors. What was the best professional advice you ever received? Make sure you really understand the client’s true objective and exposure in any matter. There are usually business motivations in play that are divorced from the legal issues we tend to focus on as litigators, and the business side often controls. Also, understand (and frequently re-evaluate) your personal definition of success.

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PARTNER PROMOTIONS

KELLY MOSER S E AT T L E ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? Prior experience in conservation, a love for the outdoors, and the desire to make a difference in the area of environmental and natural resources law. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? For a year, I was the live-in caretaker of Ernest Hemingway’s last home in Ketchum, ID (just outside Sun Valley), where he worked on “A Moveable Feast” and “The Garden of Eden” and later died. What was the best professional advice you ever received? Be authentic.

ANYONE—AT ANY TIME—CAN BECOME DISABLED

DID YOU KNOW?

July 26, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

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Perkins Coie is committed to ensuring lawyers with disabilities and our most vulnerable clients benefit from a full range of equal opportunities realized by others.

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%

6.87

%

OF THE U.S. POPULATION HAS A

OF AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

COGNITIVE, MOTOR, MOBILITY,

MEMBERS IDENTIFY THEMSELVES

PSYCHIATRIC, SENSORY, OR OTHER

AS HAVING A DISABILITY

IMPAIRMENT PROTECTED BY THE ADA

(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Bar Association, Job Accommodation Network)

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TIPS FOR AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE 1 Don’t make assumptions about a person’s abilities. The individual is the best judge of what he/she can or cannot do. 2 Always focus on the individual, not the disability. 3 If you think a person needs assistance, always ask before helping them. 4 Relax. Mistakes are human; just be willing to learn from them.


COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015

ROSE ALAPPAT

LARA DUEPPEN

ALEXANDER GARCIA

PORTLAND

LO S A N G E L E S

DENVER

BUSINESS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

(PATENT PROSECUTION)

(TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT)

KAREN BLOOM

MIRIAM FARHI

PRISCILLA HAMPTON

S E AT T L E

S E AT T L E

PORTLAND

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

(SECURITIES LITIGATION)

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

H. VICKY CHEN

ELISABETH FROST

JALINA HUDSON

S E AT T L E

WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

NEW YORK

BUSINESS

POLITICAL LAW

(TAX, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

AARON COOMBS

KATHERINE GALIPEAU

LINDSAY JEWELL

WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

S E AT T L E

PHOENIX

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

(INSURANCE RECOVERY)

(ANTITRUST)

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COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

JOSHUA KAUL

VINAY SATHE

MADISON

SAN DIEGO

POLITICAL LAW

MARGRET TRUAX S E AT T L E

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BUSINESS

(PATENT PROSECUTION)

(TAX, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)

LISSA KOOP

JULIE SCHWARTZ

KRIS YOSHIZAWA

MADISON

PA LO A LTO

S E AT T L E

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BUSINESS

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & TRADE SECRET LITIGATION)

(FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

MELISSA OKA

SARAH SHINE

CHICAGO

ANCHORAGE

BUSINESS

LABOR

(FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

ERIC OW

KATHLEEN STETSKO

PA LO A LTO

CHICAGO

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(SECURITIES LITIGATION)

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Diversity Champion Partner Award CULTIVATING DIVERSITY

ATTORNEYS LIKE DENNIS ARE STAND-OUTS WHO MAKE DIVERSITY HAPPEN AT ALL COSTS AND IT IS WHO HE IS THAT DRIVES HIS EFFORTS.

DENNIS HOPKINS I N T E L L E C T U A L P R O P E R T Y | N E W YO R K

Dennis has been a champion of diversity since joining the firm in 2012, being a role model, cultivating diverse teams, establishing a pipeline of diversity initiatives and providing external leadership involvement. Active on internal and external diversity committees, Dennis engages Perkins Coie’s summer associates by inviting them to attend diversity events to strengthen their networking skills and provides them with a better understanding of Perkins Coie’s culture. Dennis encourages attorneys in the New York office to explore diversity-related issues by organizing diversity-related events and supporting junior lawyers’ efforts to organize such events. Dennis’s representation of Perkins Coie within local New York diversity groups has earned numerous accolades personally and on behalf of the firm. Dennis was awarded the 2014 Council of Urban Professionals Award recognizing diversity among high-level minority professionals. The firm was awarded the 2014 Asian American Bar Association of New York Law Firm Diversity Award in large part to Dennis’s crafting of our submission. As a former U.S. Army attack helicopter platoon leader, Dennis understood the issues Fordham Law University Veterans Affinity group “SERV” was facing and spearheaded a well-attended reception at the New York office raising awareness for the need to hire veterans within law firms. Other Perkins Coie veteran attorneys plan to host similar events in their respective offices in 2015. You are credited with helping the New York office be and feel inclusive to both attorneys and staff. How important is inclusion to the culture of Perkins Coie? Inclusion and promotion of diverse attorneys are extremely important to firm culture. Partners, associates and staff who know they are valued become stakeholders in the firm, its goals and its success. So it is very important to make sure that everyone is included and everyone is valued. This key part of our firm culture, for which we are frequently recognized, is one of the things that sets us apart from other firms.

Your colleagues credit your external diversity work and leadership roles with increasing the presence and reputation of Perkins Coie in New York. In your opinion, how does diversity drive excellence? Ensuring the inclusion and promotion of diverse attorneys is a very important goal in the New York legal community for both law firms and companies alike. This is something clients want to see and that impacts how we do business. It ensures we bring the highest level of talent into the firm and affords us an opportunity to perform our responsibilities as good corporate citizens. It is no coincidence that Perkins and its attorneys have been recognized and honored as a firm with unparalleled diversity initiatives. There is no downside to this—diversity enhances excellence. A diverse workforce brings with it diverse, creative and robust ideas and decisionmaking. As we enhance diversity at the firm, we enrich the work product that we can offer. Mentoring others was cited as a key part of why you exemplify a Diversity Champion. What is key about diversity and developing others? It is crucial for associates to have access to multiple mentors for multiple purposes. Often diverse attorneys approach me not only for career advice or guidance, but for advice related to my experiences as an attorney of color. Any successful attorney can be a good mentor; sometimes diverse attorneys have unique experiences to draw upon which can be helpful to other diverse attorneys. I make it a point to let our firm’s diverse attorneys know I am available to mentor and guide them. Of course, I am happy to mentor any junior attorney who can benefit from my experience and perspective. I encourage other attorneys at the firm to do the same. It benefits us all.

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LATERAL HIRES

AMANDA ANDRADE

PAMELA BERKOWITZ

CRYSTAL CANTERBURY

A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PERSONAL PLANNING

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENT LITIGATION)

MARCUS ASSEFA

JAMES BICKFORD

MICHAEL CARR

A S S O C I AT E | PA LO A LT O

A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | B O I S E

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

(PATENT PROSECUTION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

ANN BAKER

ARIA BRANCH

REBECCA COHENOUR

PA R T N E R | N E W Y O R K

A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | D A L L A S

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

POLITICAL LAW

(TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & TRADE SECRET LITIGATION)

BUSINESS (CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

ANNE BEAUMONT

ALISHA BURGIN

MICHELLE CUNNINGHAM

A S S O C I AT E | S A N D I E G O

A S S O C I AT E | LO S A N G E L E S

A S S O C I AT E | S A N D I E G O

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

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Lateral Hires

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(PATENT LITIGATION)


LATERAL HIRES

TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM

MICHAEL FENG

ALYSIA HARRIS

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

A S S O C I AT E | LO S A N G E L E S

A S S O C I AT E | P O R T L A N D

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(PATENT PROSECUTION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

CHELSEA CURFMAN

CECELIA GASSNER

MARTIN HOWARD

A S S O C I AT E | D E N V E R

COUNSEL | BOISE

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

TARA DUNN

LADALE GEORGE

JULIE HUSSEY

SENIOR COUNSEL | DENVER

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

PA R T N E R | S A N D I E G O

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

PRODUCT LIABILITY

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

(TAX, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)

OFUNNE EDOZIEM

PATCHEN HAGGERTY

JOSHUA KAUL

A S S O C I AT E | LO S A N G E L E S

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

COUNSEL | MADISON

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

POLITICAL LAW

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT)

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LATERAL HIRES

JANIS KESTENBAUM

RICK LIU

QUDUS OLANIRAN

PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | S A N D I E G O

A S S O C I AT E | PA LO A LT O

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY)

(WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

(PATENT LITIGATION)

EMILY KLICK

LORELIE MASTERS

K. SHEIK PAL

A S S O C I AT E | B O I S E

PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

SENIOR COUNSEL | WASHINGTON, D.C.

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

(INSURANCE RECOVERY)

(ANTITRUST)

SARAH KONZ

LUIS MEJIA

SARAH RIVARD

A S S O C I AT E | D E N V E R

PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

(WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

HWA LEE

OLIVIA NGUYEN

ODIN SMITH

COUNSEL | SAN DIEGO

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

SENIOR COUNSEL | WASHINGTON, D.C.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

(PATENT PROSECUTION)

(PATENT LITIGATION)

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LATERAL HIRES

YANG TANG A S S O C I AT E | S A N D I E G O INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENT PROSECUTION)

ANDREA TEMPLETON A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E BUSINESS (TAX, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)

SARAH WALTERS A S S O C I AT E | D A L L A S BUSINESS (CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

LAURA ZAGAR PA R T N E R | S A N D I E G O ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

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Diversity Champion Staff Award QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL

DINA HAS THE ABILITY TO SEE WHAT IS NEEDED AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

DINA GLASSMAN AT TO R N E Y C A R E E R C O A C H | P O R T L A N D

Dina coaches attorneys at various stages of positive transition or change. Her career transitions include joining Perkins Coie as a lateral labor and employment associate and being among the first lawyers in Portland to work a reduced-hours schedule. She realigned her focus to attorney development and retention after five years of practicing with Perkins Coie. Dina’s nominators say she constantly works behind the scenes promoting the development of diverse attorneys, including women, and quietly influences others to make the firm and the Portland office a more inclusive place. Dina’s quiet input has tremendous influence; she has an uncanny knack for influencing key people to do something good. From lining up effective support for associates to brainstorming large-scale attorney development initiatives, Dina impacts diversity on both the micro and macro scales. Your colleagues say you have impacted diversity in the firm in both micro and macro ways. Please describe one micro impact on diversity. As part of my coaching work, I have had the privilege to work with dozens of women lawyers returning from parental leave. Supporting women lawyers as they reintegrate into their practice, while providing a safe place to explore new challenges, is one micro way I have tried to impact diversity. I hope the personalized and individual support I have provided through coaching has enhanced the transition experience for our women lawyers and inspired and empowered them to bring their full selves to work. How can someone described as having a “quiet” leadership style have such an impact on diversity at Perkins Coie? I have tried to impact diversity more through my actions than my words. I have not felt compelled to be loud or outspoken, just authentic and sincere in my commitment to the work. Diversity work has provided a ripe field for my natural inclinations. By offering consistency, dependability, responsiveness and, most of all, passion for diversity and inclusion, I have

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been able to make an impact, which in turn has made my 14 years at the firm all the more rewarding and purposeful. When did diversity and inclusion become part of your tool box? When I started as a lateral labor and employment associate at the firm with a six-month-old baby and one of the first part-time work arrangements in the office, I gravitated towards diversity and inclusion, in large part motivated by my own personal experience. Contributing to diversity and inclusion has allowed me to establish deep connections with colleagues across practice areas, job titles and offices. These connections and relationships have bonded me to the firm all these years and have provided a sense of purpose bigger than myself. You serve on key Perkins Coie committees that enable the macro impact described by your nominators. How important is that to your work? Working in collaboration with fellow colleagues is a key part of my diversity and inclusion work. I have always enjoyed the process of bringing to life ideas generated through group consensus. The impact of group work and broad coalition is powerful. I have been able to contribute on both a micro and macro level and believe the two work in tandem towards achieving our diversity and inclusion goals. How does it feel to be recognized by your peers as a Diversity Champion? I cannot imagine an award I would be more honored to receive. Demonstrating unwavering commitment and taking action towards creating a more diverse and inclusive firm has been part of my Perkins Coie story for as long as I can remember. To be seen and recognized for this work is truly an honor. I am humbled and grateful.


NEW HIRES

DEBRA AMUSIN

CINDY CHO

LAURA HENNESSEY

A S S O C I AT E | PA LO A LT O

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

(PRIVATE EQUITY)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

ANNA ASHTON

NICHOLAS COLVIN

ALISON HUNTER

A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

A S S O C I AT E | B O I S E

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(INTERNATIONAL)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

KATHRYN BILDER

DESSA DAL PORTO

LAURA KERR

A S S O C I AT E | S A N F R A N C I S C O

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

A S S O C I AT E | P O R T L A N D

BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

MARA BOUNDY

HEATHER HAMEL

KENDRA KISLING

A S S O C I AT E | S A N F R A N C I S C O

A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X

A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & TRADE SECRET LITIGATION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

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NEW HIRES

CHRISTIAN LEE

ROQUE THUO

HAE RI (HAILEY) YOU

A S S O C I AT E | PA LO A LT O

A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X

A S S O C I AT E | PA LO A LT O

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BUSINESS

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

JACQUELYN LOPEZ

JOSEPHINE TUNG

A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

POLITICAL LAW

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (SECURITIES LITIGATION)

MARLENA MOORE

LAURA WOLFF

A S S O C I AT E | LO S A N G E L E S

A S S O C I AT E | A N C H O R A G E

PRODUCT LIABILITY

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

(AVIATION LIABILITY)

ROBERT SAKA

ANDREW YOCOPIS

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X

BUSINESS

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCES ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE SUPPORT Perkins Coie works with a wide variety of organizations devoted to the advancement of minorities, women, LGBT individuals and persons with disabilities. Here is a selection of the national groups we are proud to have supported over the past year.

ASSOCIATION OF LAW FIRM DIVERSITY PROFESSIONALS

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

CORPORATE COUNSEL WOMEN OF COLOR

NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATIONS

JUST THE BEGINNING FOUNDATION–A PIPELINE ORGANIZATION

NATIONAL LATINA/O LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

LAMBDA LEGAL

NATIONAL LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

MINORITY CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION

PRACTICING ATTORNEYS FOR LAW STUDENTS PROGRAM, INC.

NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

THE DIVERSITY & FLEXIBILITY ALLIANCE

CO•VER•ING / verb:

TO DENY A PART OF YOUR IDENTITY IN ORDER TO ASSIMILATE INTO MAINSTREAM VALUES AND NORMS. A COMPLEX FORM OF ASSIMILATION THAT CHALLENGES THE ADVANCEMENT OF INCLUSION WITHIN THE WORKPLACE.

LGBTQ workers in the United States report covering a part of their sexual identity at work

Fortune 500 companies that have policies that promote diversity and protect employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation Americans identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual Americans identify as transgender Americans feel same-sex marriage should be legal States and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage (remaining bans on same-sex marriage currently are being challenged in federal and state courts) Countries worldwide where same-sex marriage is approved

(Sources: 2014 Human Rights Campaign, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion, Harvard University, Covering by Kenji Yoshino)

DID YOU KNOW?

53%

91% 3.5% 1% 55% 37 17

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DIVERSITY GLADIATORS DENISE CORCORAN AND BRUCE DICK Getting Down to Business

IF ACTIONS SPEAK louder than words, then the Business practice at Perkins Coie is speaking volumes about making progress in its recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of diverse lawyers.

“It’s not enough to say you want diversity. You have to keep finding ways to actually accomplish diversity goals,” said Bruce Dick, the Business practice’s personnel partner. The Business practice group, one of the firm’s largest groups, advances diversity and inclusion by taking innovative and strategic approaches that not only focus on the development of the group’s existing diverse associates, but also on the rich pool of diverse talent available in the community. “The way you achieve progress on diversity is often the result of actions at the micro level rather than the macro level,” Bruce said. “Many of the important activities at Perkins Coie are conducted at a practice, rather than a firm, level. Practices do much of the hiring of lawyers. Practices are responsible for training and promoting personnel. If the actions do not take place at the practice level, how will we meet our diversity goals?” ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Bruce, together with Denise Corcoran, Director of Practice Group Services, has teamed with Theresa Cropper and Tanya Johnson in the Diversity Department on a program that tracks the Business practice’s diverse associates and counsel. The program’s goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities of diverse lawyers and to ensure their needs are met through monthly tracking. The program started around the time when Bruce, a partner in the firm’s Bellevue office, was named personnel partner for the Business practice. “One of the things that is really important is continuing to look for opportunities to advance diversity within our group,” Denise said. “For a long time, the Business practice in general was doing a pretty good job on diversity and in some cases we were doing a better job than the firm in some areas, but it wasn’t enough.” What sets Perkins Coie apart is holistically viewing diverse lawyers in categories such as billable hours, clients, firm

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citizenship, committee involvement, participation in pitches, prospective clients’ requests for proposals, cross-office work, and comments from supervising attorneys, the Associate and Counsel Evaluation Committee and partnership prospects. Bruce, Denise, Theresa and Tanya evaluate whether a lawyer needs access to additional opportunities or support in a certain area and, where necessary, create and execute an action plan. The team looks at a combination of data, some anecdotal and some metric, in evaluating the attorneys and their needs. The proactive approach helps the Business practice nurture and support diverse associates and counsel. “We cannot guarantee success. What we are trying to do is guarantee access to opportunities for success for everybody,” Bruce said. “We work to make work opportunities available through inclusion on client project teams, work referrals and, in some cases, reassignment to a subgroup that has the right work opportunities.” “Because it has sometimes been difficult to identify diverse lawyers and bring them into the firm, we wanted to make sure we weren’t losing them on the back side,” Denise said. “By setting a time every month to see how they’re doing—see if they need work, resources, mentoring, training—we are able to make sure we are giving people their best opportunity to move forward.” The tracking program started about five years ago, and as a result over 50 percent of the firm’s Business practice attorneys who were elevated to partner in 2013 and 2014 were diverse. The newly elevated partners included six lawyers of color and four women. IDENTIFYING DIVERSE CANDIDATES

The Business practice recently saw success with a new initiative for lateral partner hiring, first tested with the Chicago office. The group worked with an outside consultant to prepare a robust resource listing of diverse lawyers in the associate and partner ranks at Chicago-area firms. The Chicago office recently added a partner in the Business practice with a focus on the healthcare industry. “We were looking to add breadth and depth in our healthcare transactional practice. By virtue of the list and looking for the prospects who had that background, we identified and hired a great candidate who fit the bill and he happens to be African American,” Bruce said. The firm is adopting that technique as part of its diversity initiatives and is expanding the program focusing on diverse prospects to other markets, including Washington, D.C. and New York.

FINDING THE ATTRIBUTES THAT COUNT

Steering away from a singular focus on traditional associate and counsel hiring metrics such as which law school a candidate attended or the fact that one was on law review, the group looks to add a behavioral interviewing technique to the recruiting and hiring process. With this technique, firms identifies the characteristics of successful lawyers in their groups and use behavioral questions to help determine whether the candidate possesses those desired traits. The aim of a behavioral interview is to learn how candidates have performed in the past in specific situations, by asking questions that often begin with the words, “Tell me about a time” or “Give me an example of a time.” “If you look at diverse associates as a subcategory, maybe they didn’t go to the same law school you went to, or maybe they did. But on the other hand, they may have different life experiences that mean they have some of the very success attributes we are looking for. Through behavioral interviewing we learn about their possessing the desired success factors,” Bruce said. “We believe this technique will help us do a more systematic and hopefully predictive job in our interviews. And we anticipate that it will be of value in our consideration of diverse candidates, by making sure that we are looking at the attributes that truly count.” TOP OF MIND

In the Business practice, leaders work to keep diversity and inclusion top of mind when decisions need to be made, whether the decision involves a committee assignment, attendance at a CLE event or putting together a panel to be featured at a firm retreat. “We think about diversity in many ways,” Denise said. “For it to really work, it has to become second nature. You have to always be conscious of ‘Are we looking at this with a diversity light on it?’” The firm as a whole values diversity and inclusion. But that does not mean its practices can simply look to someone else to make it happen. “Our firm’s culture emphasizes that we’re fair, collegial, help one another and value and foster diversity. The Business practice’s diversity activities are just part and parcel of that. It’s who we are,” Bruce said. “We want to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.”

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AROUND THE FIRM 2014 LOCAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS *The diversity composition for each office reflects statistics as of December 31, 2014. Diversity includes lawyers of color, LGBT individuals, women, and lawyers with disabilities. Lawyers may be counted in more than one category.

ANCHORAGE

B AY A R E A (PALO ALTO & SAN FRANCISCO)

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: ERIC FJELSTAD DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: SARAH SHINE

PALO ALTO OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: CHRISTOPHER KAO SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: BARBARA SCHUSSMAN

ANCHORAGE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

40% 0% 0% 40%

DIVERSE

LO C

LG B T

FEMALE

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0%

DISABLED

DIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITY: STORIES AFFECTING OUR LIVES — On November 4, the Anchorage Diversity Committee sponsored its fourth annual luncheon focused on diverse paths to success with local attorneys, corporate counsel and community leaders. Speakers included: Chief Justice Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court; Judge Morgan Christen, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Sarah Lukin, COO, PT Public Policy, LLC; Thomas Mack, President and Shareholder, Aleut Corporation; and Stephanie M. Nichols, ED, Alaska Programs, Seattle University School of Law. 2014 “JUSTICE FOR ALL” ART CONTEST — For the past four years, the

Anchorage office has sponsored the “Justice for All” Art Contest in conjunction with the Alaska Supreme Court’s Fairness, Diversity & Equality Committee. Students in grades K-8 from all across Alaska submitted two-dimensional artworks on the theme “Fairness, Diversity, Equality: Our justice system depends on them. What do they mean to you?” Perkins Coie donated the cash prizes for the awardees, who were announced in May.

PALO ALTO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

46.7% 33.3% 1.7% 25% DIVERSE

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SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

61.7% 23.4% 4.3% 40.4% 2.1%

LO C LG B T FEMALE DISABLED D I V E R S E ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF SILICON VALLEY (APABA-SV) CLE PROGRAM — On April 15, the Palo Alto office hosted a presentation

by the APABA-SV on “The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Birth of Asian Americans.” The speaker for the event was Frank Wu, Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of the Law. ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION — On May 20, the San Francisco office celebrated Asian Pacific American History Month with Christopher Punongbayan, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Asian Law Caucus. Punongbayan gave an informative multimedia presentation titled: “On the Frontlines of Change: the APA Community and the Ongoing Struggle for Civil Rights.” BAY AREA DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR — The San Francisco and Palo Alto offices participated in the annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair on July 26. The career fair provided opportunities for diverse rising 2Ls from top accredited schools to interview with law firms in the Bay Area. BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM (BALIF) SECOND ANNUAL CAREER & NETWORKING EXPO — Counsel Robb McFadden and Associate

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LEFT Pictured left to right are Perkins Coie Lawyers Robb McFadden (Perkins Coie alumnus), David Tsai (Perkins Coie alumnus), Bobbie Wilson, Joshua Reiten, Sunita Bali, and Qudus Olaniran at California Minority Counsel Program’s 25th Annual Conference

Christopher Chou staffed the Perkins Coie table during BALIF’s Second Annual Career & Networking Expo on March 29. BALIF is the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the field of law.

B E L L E V U E / S E AT T L E

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION — During the month of February, the

BELLEVUE OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: MARKHAM QUEHRN

Bay Area Diversity Committee celebrated Black History Month with a viewing of the documentary entitled Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey, featuring Thelton Henderson, Senior Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. The documentary was shown in both the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices. FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR, INC. (FPOC) — On July 10, the San Francisco Diversity Committee sponsored the FPOC annual fundraiser event. FPOC provides law school admissions consulting services to thousands of prospective law school applicants. PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATIONS — To celebrate Pride Month, the San Francisco office hosted two main events. First, the office hosted its third annual LGBT In-House Counsel Panel, jointly presented with the Association of Corporate Counsel. The topic “Legal Recruiting and Navigating Your Career as an LGBT In-House Attorney” drew more than 50 participants, including representatives from Monster, Google, Cisco, TIBCO and Qualcomm. Second, Partner Bobbie Wilson hosted an in-office Pride Month celebration party. The third annual event included appetizers, specialty drinks and music. OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the Bay Area offices actively participated in and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award Dinner; Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area 37th Annual Installation Dinner; Asian Law Caucus 42nd Anniversary Dinner; Lambda Legal San Francisco Soiree 2014; Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom’s (BALIF) 34th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala; California Minority Counsel Program Annual Business Conference; Centro Legal de la Raza 2014 Gala; Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association (BALRA) Diversity Speed Networking; Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA) Annual Gala; Equality California 2014 Equality Awards; Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) 40th Anniversary Annual Luncheon; Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco Annual Gala; The Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Annual Meeting; Santa Clara Law Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) Annual Banquet; Santa Clara Law Annual Diversity Gala; Stanford Law School Black Law Students Association’s Diversity Career Fair; Asian Pacific American Bar Association 29th Annual Scholarship and Commitment to Diversity Awards Banquet; Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California’s (VABANC) 16th Annual Scholarship Dinner.

SEATTLE OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: FREDERICK RIVERA BELLEVUE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: PAMELA ANDERSON SEATTLE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: JAMES WILLIAMS

BELLEVUE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

40.7% 11.1% 0% 29.6% DIVERSE

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SEATTLE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

43.1% 13.8% 2.1% 35.9% 0.3% DIVERSE

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION — On February 18, the Seattle Diversity Committee co-hosted a Black History Month Celebration at the University of Washington Law School. The featured speaker of the celebration was Tim Wise, one of the country’s leading anti-racist writers and activists. The Seattle Diversity Committee also hosted an internal Black History Month Celebration featuring King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. LAWYERS WITH DISABILITIES AFFINITY GROUP CELEBRATION — On March 13, the Lawyers with Disabilities Affinity Group and the Seattle Diversity Committee hosted a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the firm’s signing the ABA Pledge for Change regarding disability diversity in the legal profession. The Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association was a co-sponsor of the program. DINNER WITH AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT-ELECT PAULETTE BROWN

— The Seattle Diversity Committee Chair James Williams, Seattle Office Managing Partner Fred Rivera and Partners Linda Walton and Phil Thompson hosted a dinner on May 29 for Paulette Brown, the first women of color to serve as President of the American Bar Association. The dinner was held in honor of Ms. Brown’s historical accomplishment and her arrival in Seattle as the guest speaker for the Loren Miller Bar Association. The dinner was held at Wild Ginger restaurant and included several clients.

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LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY (LCLD) — On June 23, the Seattle Office co-hosted an LCLD Leadership Lunch. The lunch was co-hosted by Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft, and Seattle Office Managing Partner Fred Rivera. The event was designed to provide advice on professional development and an opportunity to network with preeminent leaders in the legal field. PERKINS PRIDE EVENT — The LGBT Affinity Group and the Seattle office hosted the firm’s fourth annual Perkins Pride event in Seattle on June 26. With a focus on creating business development opportunities, the group collaborated with StartOut and QLaw. StartOut is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating great business leaders by fostering gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender entrepreneurs. This year’s keynote speaker was Conor Madigan, President and Co-founder of Kateeva. Over 200 people attended this events including representative from clients Microsoft, Boeing, T-Mobile, and Russell Investments. SOUTH ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON (SABAW) ANNUAL RECEPTION — On October 3, Perkins Coie attorneys attended SABAW’s Annual Reception. Perkins Community Relations Liaison, Cyrus Habib, was recognized during the event. A NIGHT OF MISCHIEF RECEPTION — On October 16, the Seattle Diversity

Committee hosted a reception for local corporate counsel at Fremont Mischief Distillery. More than 65 Perkins Coie clients, friends and attorneys enjoyed an evening of good conversation and mingling, including counsel from Microsoft, Boeing, Outerwall, Nintendo, Zillow, Edifecs, Big Fish Games, Lockerz, Demand Media and New York Life Insurance Company, among others. The event was aimed at providing women and other diverse Perkins Coie attorneys with an opportunity to interact with corporate counsel in a casual and festive atmosphere. MOTHER ATTORNEYS MENTORING ASSOCIATION OF SEATTLE (MAMAS) ANNUAL BANQUET — On October 16, the Seattle office sponsored the MAMAS Annual

Banquet. The program included presentation of MAMAS’s Sixth Annual Leadership & Justice Award to the Hon. Marsha J. Pechman, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Counsel Sara Baynard-Cooke is a board member. MINORITY BAR ASSOCIATIONS COLLABORATION PROJECT (WAMBAC) — On October 18, the Seattle office sponsored the WAMBAC Statewide Diversity Conference at Seattle University School of Law. Three Perkins Coie partners spoke during the conference: Partner Steve Koh spoke on mentorship/ sponsorship during the opening plenary session; Partner Ellen Dial was a panelist on “Promoting and Retaining Women in the Legal Profession”; and Seattle Managing Partner Fred Rivera moderated the panel “The Path to Partner.” NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE EVENT — On December 10, the Seattle Diversity Committee hosted a Native American Heritage event in the Seattle office with the Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe. The event was well attended and widely received.

OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the Seattle office actively participated in and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: Amara Parenting and Adoption Services Annual Luncheon; Diversity Committee Meetings; Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle Annual Banquet; Northwest Indian Bar Association Annual Banquet; Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Dinner; QLaw’s 9th Annual Banquet; University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law 1L Diversity Reception; Washington Leadership Institute.

BOISE OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: ROBERT MAYNARD DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: CHRISTINE SALMI

BOISE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

50%

DIVERSE

5.6% LO C

0% 44.4% 5.6%

LG B T

FEMALE

DISABLED

IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW’S WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS DINNER — On February 18, the Boise Diversity Committee sponsored the Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year Awards Dinner. The Idaho Business Review celebrates Idaho’s most successful women from public, private and charitable business sectors, focusing on the high points and the lessons that have contributed to their unique business experiences. GO LEAD IDAHO —The Boise office has been a leading sponsor of Go Lead Idaho and the Go Lead Idaho’s Gala for a number of years. During the gala on March 13, the Boise office’s table guests included two women clients who own startup companies; the keynote speaker, Kathy Groob (founder of Elect Women, which advocates for more women in senior business positions and encourages women to run for office); and the 12-year-old recipient of an “early leadership award” for her activity petitioning the Idaho Legislature to recognize a particular state reptile and its family. Go Lead Idaho is an organization committed to training, encouraging and supporting local women to become leaders in the community, whether in the private sector or political arena. Counsel Cece Gassner is President of Go Lead Idaho. MONTHLY WOMEN’S LUNCHES — On March 17, the Boise Diversity Committee hosted the first monthly lunch for the women attorneys in the Boise office. Going forward, the women agreed to meet once a month for lunch to foster relationships and discuss issues and topics of importance to them. 2014 ACCESS TO JUSTICE IDAHO CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT — On June 5,

Senior Counsel Christine Salmi attended the kickoff for the inaugural Access to Justice Idaho campaign. The campaign supports Idaho Legal Aid Services, the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, and DisAbility Rights Idaho.

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ABOVE Women attorneys in the firm’s Chicago office hosted their first ever Women’s Golf event at Valley Lo Club in suburban Glenview / Denver Associates Shannon Itoyama (at left) and Danielle Fortier working on their projects as part of the “A Touch of Glass” networking event

ACCESS TO JUSTICE IDAHO FUND RUN/WALK — The Boise office supported a team of seven people to participate in the Access to Justice Idaho FUND Run/Walk on June 14. All proceeds of the event benefited the Access to Justice Idaho Campaign, including DisAbility Rights Idaho. WOMEN’S WINE TASTING AND SHOPPING EVENT — On December 11, the

Boise Diversity Committee hosted the first of what it hopes to make an annual women’s event. The networking opportunity was aimed at helping women in the community connect with other women professionals. The event was held at the Idaho Botanical Garden and featured three local women-owned businesses, including two of the firm’s pro bono clients. The evening benefitted Dress for Success Boise Valley, a nonprofit providing professional attire and a network of support and career development tools to help disadvantaged women thrive.

WOMEN’S GOLF EVENT — On July 16, the women attorneys of the Chicago office hosted their inaugural Women’s Golf event at the Valley Lo Club in suburban Glenview. The event offered opportunities to connect with clients throughout the day and ended with a dinner and entertainment provided by Chicago comedian Amy Sumpter. B4OCI EVENT — The Chicago office hosted its annual B4OCI panel and in-office reception on August 5. The panel provided insight to Chicago area law students on successfully navigating the on-campus and call-back interview process. Attendees continued the discussions during the reception that immediately followed. THANKSGIVING POTLUCK — The Diversity Committee sponsored its annual Thanksgiving Potluck on November 13. The potluck was well attended and received by staff and attorneys.

CHICAGO

DINNER WITH LOCAL LAW STUDENT LEADERS — On December 1, the Chicago Diversity Committee hosted a dinner with local diverse law student leaders at the Paris Club. This dinner served as a way to share information about the 1L Diversity Fellowship program as well as to build relationships with law students and area law schools.

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: CHRISTOPHER WILSON DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS: TERI LINDQUIST & JOSE LOPEZ

CHICAGO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

42.2% 13.7% 1% 32.4% DIVERSE

work at state agencies. The Chicago Diversity Committee sponsored a $5,000 scholarship that was presented during the 2014 Annual Scholarship and Awards Reception held at Winston & Strawn.

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HISPANIC LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF ILLINOIS (HLSF) — HLSF gives law firms, corporations and individuals a vehicle for supporting Latino law students, providing both financial support and networking opportunities. Each year, HLSF awards scholarships of $3,000 to firstyear Latino law students and $5,000 fellowships for law students who

WOMEN LAWYERS’ HOLIDAY LUNCH AND DINNER — During the month of December, the Chicago Diversity Committee hosted a lunch and a dinner for the women attorneys in the Chicago office. OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the Chicago office actively participated in and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: Asian American Bar Association (AABA) of Chicago; AABA of Chicago 27th Annual Installation Ceremony & Awards Reception; South Asian Bar Association (SABA) 11th Anniversary Convention.

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Diversity Champion Team Award OUR LEADING CHAMPIONS

THE FIRM’S COMMITMENT TO ITS WOMEN LAWYERS IS MORE THAN JUST A SOUND BITE—IT’S A TRUE FIRM VALUE. ELLEN DIAL | WOMEN’S FORUM FORMER CO-CHAIR

JEANNE CULLEN | WOMEN’S FORUM CHAIR

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THE WOMEN’S FORUM, ESTABLISHED in 2006, works to attract, retain and promote women in the firm and provides leadership and support on issues impacting women attorneys. Led in 2014 by co-chairs, Ellen Dial and Jeanne Cullen, and four subcommittee chairs, the Women’s Forum invites broad participation from women in all offices. Its subcommittees connect the firm’s women attorneys across offices, serve as internal consultants to the firm on women’s issues and provide input and influence in the decision making and leadership appointment processes. The nominators said the Women’s Forum leadership devoted hundreds of hours to create expanded opportunities for career advancement, increase access to firm administration, and train on partner compensation. Not only did they orchestrate the best women’s retreat yet, but their initiatives facilitated effective inter-firm networking and empowered women lawyers to take ownership of their careers. The Women’s Forum’s focus on significant firm issues and advancements enables the firm to compete for and retain the most talented women lawyers, making Perkins Coie competitive in major markets. The nominators stated the Women’s Forum’s impact is not only internal, but external as well. What does that look like? The Women’s Forum having an impact outside the firm speaks to the leadership role Perkins Coie plays in the legal industry. We are encouraged to be innovative, tackle difficult issues, think outside the box, and engage in important discussions with firm management along the way. Through this collaborative approach, we make progress and positive change happen. Perkins Coie’s participation in legal community organizations and conferences allows outside lawyers and consultants in gender diversity to take notice, learn from us, and bring ideas back to their organizations. Engaged lawyers who feel valued and productive speak persuasively about why we choose to devote our careers to Perkins Coie and its clients.

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The Women’s Forum is given credit for leadership development of women in the firm. How important is this aspect of your work? The firm takes seriously the importance of recognizing women as great and essential firm leaders. To that end, many Forum initiatives focus on identifying and providing internal and external leadership training opportunities for its lawyers, as well as initiatives to self-identify for key impact leadership positions, both short-and long-term. Additionally, the Women’s Forum gives women the opportunity to work with other women on leadership issues and challenges, and support other women in developing leadership skills. The work of the Women’s Forum has been described as innovative. How does that innovation impact our diversity and client service goals? The firm is committed to best practices in supporting lawyers in successful careers delivering innovative and excellent client service. Embracing diversity in all of its aspects is much more than the right thing to do. It is one of the most important best business practices, because embracing diversity results in innovative and creative discussions, leading to better outcomes. Innovation in the area of supporting women in their careers translates directly to firm policies embracing diversity in the workplace, and delivery of the best client service. How does it feel to be recognized by your peers for the work you do to promote diversity at Perkins Coie? To be a Diversity Champion? It is an honor to be recognized, especially since there are so many diversity champions within Perkins Coie. The Forum’s partnerships with the firm’s great Diversity team and firm leadership and management are essential to the success of its initiatives. In working individually and as a group, we can—and do—make a difference. The fact that the firm encourages and supports our actions is one of the reasons that Perkins Coie is a very special place to work.


DALLAS

COLORADO WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION (CWBA) ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY — The Denver office sponsored the CWBA’s Annual Holiday Party. The 2014 nonprofit partner was Smart-Girl, a Colorado-based organization that empowers preteen and teen girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable, self-reliant young women.

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: STEVEN SMITH DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: ROCÍO CRISTINA GARĆIA

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DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: GEORGE COLINDRES

collectively met to discuss and plan its yearly programming and events. The Dallas office plans to develop and support its critical mass of diverse lawyers, including three lawyers of color and seven women. The Dallas Office and its local diversity committee will continue to develop new initiatives and programming in 2015 to support Perkins Coie’s strategic diversity goals.

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hosted an informational session and reception for approximately 50 first-year law students. The informational session provided attendees with tips regarding the on-campus interviewing process, and the Los Angeles Diversity Committee used the opportunity to highlight the 1L Diversity Fellowship.

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: GARLAND (SONNY) ALLISON DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: AMANDA TESSAR

DENVER OFFICE DIVERSITY*

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COLORADO HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION (CHBA) ANNUAL BANQUET AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING — With the involvement of Partner and CHBA

member Chris Sutton, the Denver Diversity Committee sponsored the 2014 CHBA Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting on January 25. COLORADO WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION (CWBA) PAY & LEADERSHIP EQUITY TODAY EVENT — On February 27, the Denver Diversity Committee

sponsored the CWBA’s program entitled “Pay & Leadership Equity Today.” The program was a presentation and panel discussion focused on the current state of pay and leadership disparity among men and women in the legal industry. The discussion explored what individuals and institutions can do to tackle these issues. WOMEN’S ART EVENT — On May 6, the Denver Diversity Committee hosted a women’s event featuring cocktails and crafting at a local glass-fusing studio in Denver’s Art District. Women judges, clients, and other community members were invited to attend. CENTER FOR LEGAL INCLUSIVENESS (CLI) ANNUAL SUMMIT RECEPTION WITH GENERAL COUNSEL — On May 12, the Denver Diversity Committee

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION — During the month of February, the Los Angeles Diversity Committee hosted an office event honoring the rich and diverse contributions made by African Americans. The event featured a slide show created by Director of Administration Rod Wall, which highlighted notable African-American/Black history makers. MEXICAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (MABA) 54TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND AWARDS GALA — On February 15, Los Angeles attorneys,

including Senior Counsel George Colindres, Counsel Javier Garcia and Associate Vilma Palma-Solana, participated in the MABA 54th Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Gala. UCLA LAW FIRM DIVERSITY RECEPTION — On February 27, the Los Angeles Diversity Committee sponsored and attended UCLA School of Law’s Eighth Annual Law Firm Diversity Reception where UCLA and Loyola law students were given the opportunity to meet practicing attorneys from law firms, companies and bar associations and learn about their commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession. Proceeds from the event supported the Law Fellows Program, an educational initiative to demystify the law school admissions process, law school and legal practice areas for diverse pre-law students. HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (HNBA) ANNUAL CHARITY TENNIS AND GOLF CLASSIC — On April 13, the firm sponsored the HNBA’s annual golf

tournament at the Pacific Palms Resort in Los Angeles. The firm fielded a team with clients and won second place in the tournament.

sponsored the General Counsel Reception of CLI’s Annual Summit. The summit is a prominent Denver community diversity event.

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KOREAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S (KABA) ANNUAL INSTALLATION AND SCHOLARSHIP DINNER — On May 8, the Los

Angeles Diversity Committee sponsored KABA’s Annual Installation and Scholarship Dinner. Senior Attorney Steven Hwang is a member of the Board of Governors of KABA. Scheduled attendees included Steven Hwang, Partner Audra Mori, Senior Counsel Gabriel Liao, Paul Hirose and Bo Kim, Counsel Michael Song and Associate Aaron Goldstein. SUMMER ASSOCIATE WELCOME LUNCH SPONSORED BY THE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE — On May 30, the Los Angeles Diversity Committee and the

Los Angeles Office Hiring Subcommittee hosted their annual Summer Associate Welcome Lunch. ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (APABA) 16TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER — Partner Audra Mori attended the APABA’s 16th

Annual Installation Dinner in February in her capacity as the Regional Governor of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (JABA) INSTALLATION AND AWARDS GALA — Perkins Coie was a platinum-level sponsor of JABA’s 38th

Annual Installation and Awards Gala. The keynote speaker was United States Congressman Mark Takano, and violinist Ryu Goto was also honored. Partner Audra Mori is the Past President. DIVERSITY EVENT — On November 19, the Los Angeles Diversity

Committee hosted its third annual diversity event at Los Angeles hotspot Lukshon. With more than 40 people in attendance, the event boasted a delicious Asian-inspired menu and a guided wine tasting with Lukshon’s wine director. The wine director spoke to the diverse elements that go into the wines to make them unique. ANNUAL DIVERSITY CLIENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RECEPTION AT LUKSHON — On December 4, the Los Angeles Diversity Committee hosted

its annual Diversity Client Business Development Reception at Lukshon. The reception was well attended by Perkins Coie attorneys and clients. OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the Los Angeles

office actively participated in and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) Annual Anniversary Dinner; Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California Annual Anniversary Dinner; Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (LGLA) 35th Annual Awards Dinner Gala; South Asian

Bar Association (SABA) 11th Annual Public Interest Banquet; Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA) 39th Anniversary Installation and Awards Banquet; UCLA La Raza Law Students Association Alumni Dinner; Women Lawyer Lunches.

MADISON OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: MICHELLE UMBERGER DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: AUTUMN NERO

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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (BLSA) PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENT: IN THE MIX — On March 2, the Madison

Diversity Committee sponsored the University of Wisconsin BLSA’s Professional Networking Event called In the Mix. URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON’S URBAN CABARET — The Madison office sponsored and participated in the Urban League of Greater Madison’s Urban Cabaret. Associate Truscenialyn Brooks and Partner David Harth attended from the Madison office. All proceeds raised supported local Urban League programs, including extended school day learning and college/career readiness programs for young men and women as well as job training, placement and coaching services for their parents and other adults seeking family supporting jobs. 45TH ANNUAL LEGAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES (LEO) BANQUET — On April

5, the Madison Diversity Committee sponsored a table at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s LEO Banquet. The banquet featured Judge Paul Igasaki, Chair and Chief Judge of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board. The LEO program was established in 1967 to address issues of diversity within the student body and to enroll diverse incoming classes. THIRD ANNUAL MADISON WOMEN’S RETREAT — The annual retreat for women in the Madison office provides the opportunity to gather and share experiences. WOMEN ATTORNEYS’ DINNER — In August, the Madison Diversity Committee hosted a Women Attorneys’ Dinner. The purpose of the dinner was to build comradery and discuss issues unique to women in the law. Attendees from the Madison office included Associates Truscenialyn Brooks, Emily Greb and Anne Readel, Counsel Autumn Nero and Partner Julie Hussey.

LEFT New York office celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Month with engaging panel discussion. Pictured, from left to right: Chris Gavin, Dennis Hopkins, Blossom Kan, Agatha Liu, Ailelleen Fajardo, Nandini Mani

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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION: TRIAL REENACTMENT OF 22 LEWD CHINESE WOMEN: CHY LUNG V. FREEMAN (1876) — Partners

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Dennis Hopkins and Richard Ross attended the trial reenactment of the case of Chy Lung v. Freeman presented by the Asian American Bar Association of New York in collaboration with the New York City Bar Association. The reenactment was presented as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: SCHUYLER CARROLL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: DENNIS HOPKINS

NEW YORK OFFICE DIVERSITY*

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49TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA FOR CHINESE-AMERICAN PLANNING COUNCIL (CPC) — On February 6, Partner Dennis Hopkins and Senior Counsel

PANEL DISCUSSION: NETWORKING AND PERSONAL BRANDING — On May 29 and June 27, Partner Dennis Hopkins served as a panelist for the discussion “Networking and Personal Branding”, sponsored by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. The panels provided best practices and tips on how lawyers can effectively network and brand themselves professionally in the legal market. A speed-networking session followed the discussions.

Jeffrey Shuchat were invited guests for the 49th Annual Fundraising Gala held by CPC. CPC is one of the largest social services providers for Asian Americans in the United States. FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL CHAPTER OF STUDENTS FOR THE EDUCATION AND REPRESENTATION OF VETERANS (SERV) — On February 10, members of the

New York Diversity Committee met with members of the Fordham Law School Chapter of SERV to discuss ways that the firm can assist military veterans with the transition into the law school environment and the legal field. WOMEN’S LUNCH — On February 19, the five women lawyers in the New York office held their inaugural women’s lunch. Each attendee made a brief presentation about her background, the focus of her practice and thoughts about the group’s objectives. The agenda also included a discussion of ideas for future activities, including informal lunches, bimonthly programming directed toward career and business development and an annual social event. CORNELL LAW SCHOOL DIVERSE LAW SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOT CAMP — On March 21 and 22, the New York Hiring

Committee sponsored a Professional Development Boot Camp for the Cornell Law School Black Law Students Association, the Latino American Law Students Association and the Native American Law Students Association. METLIFE ANNUAL DIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE — On March 31, members of the New York Diversity Committee participated in the MetLife Annual Diversity Roundtable. The roundtable topic was “Talent Management: The Risk of Unconscious Bias.”

ABOVE Perkins Coie honored with AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award. Pictured, from left to right: Clara Ohr (President of AABANY), Gurinder Singh (AABANY VP, Programs and Operations), Yang Chen (Executive Director of AABANY), Dennis Hopkins (Perkins Coie Partner and AABANY Advisory Committee Member), Norman Lau-Kee (Glenn LauKee’s father and the person after whom the Trailblazer Award is named) Will Wang (President-elect of AABANY), Eastern District Magistrate Judge Marilyn Go, Morgan Lewis attorney Bradley Edwister, Helen Wan (Author, The Partner Track) and Glenn Lau-Kee ( former AABANY President and current President of the NYSBA)

MANAGING PARTNERS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FORUM — Office Managing Partner Schuyler Carroll participated as a panelist in the forum to discuss diversity and inclusion in a law firm environment hosted by the New York City Bar Association on April 22. Partner Dennis Hopkins also participated in the inclusion forum. DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ANNUAL LUNCHEON — On April 28, Partners Dennis Hopkins and Tina Moss attended the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program Annual Luncheon to highlight and celebrate the Diversity Fellowship Program. The New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship Program provides first-year law students from underrepresented populations the chance to spend a summer in one of New York’s leading law firms such as Perkins Coie or corporate/government law departments.

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PHOENIX OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: SHANE SWINDLE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: JENNIFER UNDERSTAHL

PHOENIX OFFICE DIVERSITY*

ABOVE Dan Barr, Kirstin Eidenbach (Perkins Coie alumna), Barry Stratford, and Alexis Danneman at the Equality Arizona Gala

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WOMEN’S FORUM STATISTICAL CREDITS AND PARTNER COMPENSATION SESSION WITH KAREN MCGAFFEY — As a part of an ongoing Women’s ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE NEW YORK OFFICE EVENT — On July 16, Partner Dennis Hopkins and Associate Agatha Liu hosted a heritage month celebration for the New York office. The event was a panel discussion on how to treasure your heritage. COUNCIL OF URBAN PROFESSIONALS (CUP) 2014 LEADERSHIP GALA — On October 30, the New York office sponsored and attended the CUP 2014 Leadership Gala. Partner Dennis Hopkins was selected as 2014 CUP Catalyst in Law. WOMEN & WHITE COLLAR: BUILDING YOUR CAREER AND DEVELOPING YOUR PRACTICE — The reception featured U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch of the

Eastern District of New York and then Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonia Apps of the Southern District of New York. Also on the panel were two prominent members of the White Collar Defense Bar in New York, Susan Brune and Tracy Richelle High. The program was a collaboration between the firm’s White Collar & Investigations group and the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance. Chicago Partner Caryn Trombino moderated the discussion. OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the New York office actively participated and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: America Needs You Annual Benefit: “Investing in Our Future”; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Annual Summer Cocktail Party; Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) 2014 Annual Dinner; AABANY 5th Annual Fall Conference; AABANY Annual Wine Tasting and Networking Reception; AALDEF 40th Anniversary Celebration & Justice in Action Awards; Dominican Bar Association Annual Gala; 11th Annual Celebrating Diversity in the Bar Reception; New York City Bar General Counsels Diversity and Inclusion Forum; Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Latino Justice Annual Awards Gala; LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund) Annual Awards Gala; Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s 30th Anniversary Awards Gala; Minority Corporate Counsel Association Diversity Gala; New York City Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Celebration; New York City Bar Association 1L Fellowship End of Summer Reception; Paul Weiss Annual Networking Diversity Reception; Puerto Rican Bar Association’s 57th Anniversary Scholarship Fund Gala Banquet; South Asian Bar Association of New York’s 8th Annual Leadership Awards Gala.

Forum initiative, the Phoenix Diversity Committee and the Women’s Forum hosted an informal breakfast with women partners and Karen McGaffey to discuss the firm’s statistical credit system and the partner compensation process. UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (BLSA) BLACK HISTORY MONTH PANEL SERIES — The Phoenix Diversity Committee

sponsored University of the Arizona BLSA Black History Month threepart panel series. The series featured Tucson professionals including law professors, attorneys and judges who regularly speak on issues that impact the minority community. ARIZONA SUMMIT SCHOOL OF LAW OUTLAW SPONSORSHIP — The Phoenix Diversity Committee sponsored the first meetings of the spring and summer semesters for the LGBT student organization at Arizona Summit School of Law. LANI GUINIER LECTURE — On April 17, the Phoenix Diversity Committee sponsored “A Conversation with Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier.” The lecture focused on the lack of diversity in law schools and law firms included a frank discussion of Guinier’s proposal to entirely rethink the law school admissions process. LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION’S INAUGURAL RECEPTION — On June 12, the Phoenix Diversity Committee sponsored and attended the Arizona LGBT Bar Association’s inaugural reception during the 2014 State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, in Tucson, Arizona. DIVERSITY EVENT — On October 2, the Phoenix Diversity Committee co-sponsored with the ULI Arizona’s Women’s Leadership Initiative an event with Laura Liswood, Secretary General of Council of Women World Leaders and author of The Loudest Duck. Liswood’s work examines challenges to traditional workplace diversity efforts and provides innovative strategies to create effective work environments. Her discussion focused on what organizations can do in order to get beyond talking about diversity to embracing true diversity. SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL CELEBRATION — On October 24, the Phoenix Diversity Committee co-hosted a celebration for the Phoenix office and the LGBT community to celebrate the ruling that Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. MARICOPA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION MINORITY LEGAL WRITING PROGRAM — In November, the Phoenix office finished the selection

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student the opportunity to work in a participating law firm’s offices two days a week during the spring semester. The Phoenix office’s 2014 intern was Julianne Begay, a Navajo 2L at Arizona State University. In addition, the office hosted a training session on dispositive motions for all of the interns working at law firms throughout the city. LGBT FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE REGIONAL MEETING — On November 8 and 9, the Phoenix office hosted the LGBT Family Law Institute Regional Meeting. Associate Barry Stratford, a member of the Arizona LGBT Bar Association, organized the regional meeting. The LGBT Family Law Institute, a partnership between the LGBT Bar Association and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, promotes equality and justice for members of the LGBT community. QUARTERLY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION — On December 2, the Phoenix

office hosted its quarterly roundtable discussion. The purpose of these discussions is to foster open and honest dialogue around diversityrelated topics in a nonthreatening environment, and to strengthen understanding, tolerance, support and sense of community. MONTHLY WOMEN’S LUNCHES — The women in the Phoenix office gather monthly for lunch. Topics discussed during the lunches included a preview of the All Women Lawyers’ Retreat with Director of Professional Development Jane Rhee and a presentation from LearnVest, a financial planning startup that focuses on practical, affordable financial advice. This was also a celebration of the election of three new women partners in the Phoenix office. PHOENIX OFFICE’S WOMEN ATTORNEY DINNERS — The Phoenix Diversity Committee hosted its dinner events for women attorneys and women summer associates. The events allow attendees to enrich networks and deepen the community of the Phoenix office. FIRST-YEAR LAW STUDENT RECEPTIONS — The Phoenix Diversity Committee hosted informational sessions and receptions for first-year law students at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The sessions provided attendees with information regarding the on-campus interviewing process, and the Phoenix Diversity Committee used the opportunity to promote the 1L Diversity Fellowship. HAPPY HOUR FOR PHOENIX DIVERSITY COMMITTEE — The Phoenix Diversity Committee hosted a happy hour to welcome new Associates Heather Hamel, Kendra Kisling, Roque Thuo and Andrew Yocopis. OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the Phoenix office actively participated in and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: Arizona LGBT Bar Association; Arizona State University Chicano Latino Law Student Association’s Fajita Cook-Off; Arizona Women Lawyers Association Maricopa Chapter’s Annual Wine & Cheese Reception; Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy; Spring Training for Lawyers.

PORTLAND OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: ROBERT ALDISERT DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: DANIELLE BENDERLY

PORTLAND OFFICE DIVERSITY*

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WOMEN’S NETWORKING EVENT — The Portland Diversity Committee hosted its annual women’s networking event on February 27. This event provides opportunities for women lawyers and professionals in the Portland community to connect and build networks. This event is unique in the Portland community, and it has built the reputation of Perkins Coie as a firm that is supportive of the community as well as provides excellent opportunities for women to connect and build relationships. Proceeds from this event benefited the Go Red For Women campaign of the American Heart Association of Oregon & SW Washington. BASIC RIGHTS OREGON (BRO) ANNUAL BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCHEON — On April 17, the Portland office sponsored BRO’s Annual Business Leaders Luncheon. Perkins Coie alumnus Misha Isaak serves on BRO’s legal advisory committee. Isaak and Partner Tom Johnson represented BRO in a significant pro bono matter that recently received a positive ruling. LEADERSHIP 360 WITH VERNĀ MYERS — The Portland Diversity Committee partnered with Vernā Myers, Principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group, to present on several topics in April. On April 22, Myers led the Second Annual Leadership 360 program with 50 prominent women executives from the Portland business community. Myers facilitated an interactive discussion on “Cultural Effectiveness” as an increasingly important component of success for business leaders and their organizations. Senior Counsel Kirsten Day, Counsel Kristina Holm and Associates Polly Hampton and Kara Tatman co-chaired the event. QUARTERLY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS — Throughout the year, the Portland Diversity Committee hosted quarterly roundtable discussions designed to facilitate conversations on various diversity topics. On April 23, Vernā Myers, Principal of Vernā Myers Consulting Group, presented on diversity and inclusion to Portland office partners, and discussed the impact of implicit bias. Myers also led the office’s quarterly diversity roundtable discussion on cultural effectiveness for lawyers and staff. On October 30, the quarterly roundtable discussion covered the topics of introversion, extroversion and how it manifests in the workplace. The events provided opportunities for participants to have conversations on diversity topics and issues. JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE’S CELEBRATING OUR CARING COMMUNITY LUNCHEON — On May 15, the Portland office sponsored the Jewish

Family & Child Service’s Celebrating Our Caring Community Luncheon, the organization’s major annual fundraiser. The Jewish Family & Child Service delivers essential human services to alleviate suffering, sustain healthy relationships and support people in times of need.

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NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S (NAPABA) WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE JUDGES’ RECEPTION — On June 13, the Portland

Diversity Committee hosted the Judges’ Reception, the kick off event of NAPABA’s Western Regional Conference. Conference attendees as well as clients, community members, students and firm lawyers were invited to attend. OREGON ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (OAPABA) — On June 14, the Portland Diversity Committee sponsored and attended the OAPABA Gala Dinner at The Benson Hotel in Portland. The keynote speaker at the gala dinner was the Hon. David M. Louie, Hawaii’s former Attorney General. In addition to sponsoring the dinner, the committee hosted a reception that included opportunities to network with the Oregon legal community. OREGON’S FREEDOM TO MARRY SUCCESS — In celebration of the firm’s

support, led by Perkins Coie alumnus Misha Isaak and Partner Tom Johnson, in challenging the constitutionality of Oregon’s laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage, the Portland Diversity Committee hosted an in-office celebration on June 25. OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAW IN OREGON (OLIO) — The Portland office sponsored OLIO’s 2014-2015 recruitment and retention program academic year. The program provides minority law students in the Oregon area the opportunity to meet and interact with one another, and with upperdivision students, judges and bar leaders who serve as their mentors and role models. The program curriculum focuses on sharpening existing skills and providing new tools to help ensure success in law school and beyond.

SAN DIEGO OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: TAWEN CHANG

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Anniversary Gala for The Center on October 19. The gala was attended by over 800 people and proceeds benefitted more than 40 vital community programs and services at The Center. The Center provided more than 50,000 service visits last year and has grown steadily throughout its history. The San Diego office and its local diversity committee will continue to develop new initiatives and programming in 2015 to support Perkins Coie’s strategic diversity goals.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Portland office kicks off the NAPABA conference by hosting the Judge’s Reception / Partner Julia Markley ( far right), client Laura Proctor, Associate General Counsel ( far left) and Partner Mary Rose Hughes attended the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance luncheon honoring Markley and Proctor for the 2014 Flex Success Award

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OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPONSORSHIPS — Throughout the year, the Portland office actively participated in and sponsored a number of diversity activities, including: Go Red for Women – American Heart Association of Oregon & SW Washington Luncheon Sponsor; Lawyers of Color Affinity Group Lunches; National Conference of Women Bar Associations; OAPABA Annual Meeting; Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA); Oregon Korea Foundation Annual Gala Dinner Sponsor; Oregon Nikkei Endowment Annual Banquet Sponsor; Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Roberts-Deiz Awards Dinner and Summer Associate Event; Oregon Women Lawyers Society – OWLS’ Fall CLE and 25th Anniversary Reception Sponsor; Women Attorney Monthly Lunches.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON — On February 5, the Washington, D.C. Diversity Committee hosted a lunch and documentary screening to celebrate Black History Month. The documentary, entitled “Black Is... Black Ain’t,” focuses on the debates over Black identity. In addition, the Washington D.C. Diversity Committee previewed a slideshow of great African Americans throughout the day in the office café. BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIDEO CELEBRATION — The Washington, D.C. Diversity Committee continued its celebration of Black History Month through a Connections article on the “Pathway to the Bench” videos, which showcased judges discussing the challenges they faced in coming of age during the civil rights movement and what helped them achieve their success. Also, a link to a short Nelson Mandela documentary was posted on Connections for the entire firm. BLACK HISTORY MONTH PHOTO EXHIBITION — On February 25, the Washington, D.C. Diversity Committee posted a Connections article highlighting a photo exhibition by photographer Eunique Gibson Jones. Jones’ 28-photo project features more than 40 children posing as some of the most iconic and influential black figures from the past and the present. From Harriet Tubman to Spike Lee, the children are seen dressed like the individuals they are portraying in the portraits, which also incorporate inspirational quotes from the civil rights leaders portrayed.

ABOVE Luncheon attendees included Pictured, top, left to right: Chief Judge Richard W. Roberts, Partner Lorelie Masters, Judge Gladys Kessler, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan and Partner Mary Rose Hughes / Pictured, from left to right: Associate Amy Chang, Counsel Sabahat Chaudhary (Perkins Coie alumna), Congresswoman Judy Chu of California and Senior Counsel Kimberly Reindl

WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROGRAM — The Washington, D.C. office hosted a lunch program as a part of Women’s History Month on March 25. The program honored Gladys Kessler, Senior Judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN (APA) HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION — Asian lawyers in the Washington, D.C. office celebrated APA Heritage Month by attending the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual Congressional Reception on May 19. U.S. Senator Mazie Hirano, Congresswoman Judy Chu and other members of Congress spoke during the reception. The group also met for dinner after the reception for a Q&A session with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Major Marty B. Lorenzo. JUST THE BEGINNING – A PIPELINE ORGANIZATION — On July 10, the Washington D.C. office hosted the firm’s annual Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization office reception. The reception welcomed 50 Summer Legal Institute high school students and their family members. The reception provided an opportunity for the students to practice their elevator speeches with Perkins Coie lawyers and members from the D.C. legal community.

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2014 NATIONAL DIVERSITY HONORS Human Rights Campaign Foundation Perkins Coie has, for the sixth year in a row, earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and Best Places to Work, the 13th annual national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality.

DID YOU KNOW?

DIVERSITY OF LANGUAGES

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Language plays an important role in our day-to-day experiences and connections developed. Each language has a rich history and can provide a cultural insight into the differences between individuals. Here are some interesting facts about the diversity of languages:

American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Disability Rights The firm was awarded the ABA Commission on Disability Rights during the inaugural Champions for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession with co-awardee Microsoft. The Champions Award recognizes a law firm and in-house corporate counsel that have made measurable progress in the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement to leadership positions of lawyers with disabilities.

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN U.S. HOMES, 2011 (in millions among persons ages 5 and older)

37.6 SPANISH

2.8 CHINESE

2.2 HINDI, URDU, OTHER INDIC

2.1 FRENCH

1.7 TAGALOG

1.4 VIETNAMESE

1.2 GERMAN

1.1 KOREAN

(Source: Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook and Pew Research Center)

National Diversity Honors

THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 7,100 LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN THE WORLD APPROXIMATELY 80% OF THESE LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN BY LESS THAN 100,000 PEOPLE

LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN: ASIA ��������������������������������������������������� 2,300 AFRICA ����������������������������������������������� 2,150 THE PACIFIC ��������������������������������������1,300 THE AMERICAS ������������������������������� 1,060 EUROPE ������������������������������������������������ 280


2014 NATIONAL DIVERSITY HONORS Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) For the fourth consecutive year, Perkins Coie was awarded the Women in Law Empowerment Forum Gold Standard Certification. WILEF Certification emphasizes the leadership roles achieved by equity women partners. Recipients of the gold certification successfully demonstrated that women represent a meaningful percentage of their firm’s equity partners, their highest leadership positions, their governance and compensation committees and their most highly compensated partners.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC Perkins Coie has, for the sixth time, been named one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. The 2014 list recognizes a select group of the nation’s law firms for their commitment to the advancement and retention of women lawyers. Working Mother Research Institute measures firms on factors including representation, flexibility and leadership, compensation, and advancement, development and retention of women.

American Lawyer (AMLaw) Diversity Scorecard #71 on Top 100 List

Vault Best Law Firms For Diversity Perkins Coie was ranked 14th in the Vault Best Law Firms For Diversity listing, which is Vault’s annual ranking of 250 large U.S. law firms. Vault rankings are based on 17,000 law firm associates’ rankings of law firm diversity and recruiting initiatives, including retention, promotion and mentoring.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Perkins Coie received the 2014 NAPABA Law Firm Diversity Award. The award was created to honor law firms that actively, affirmatively, consistently and enthusiastically recruit, retain and promote Asian Pacific American lawyers to equity partnership and firm leadership.

Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) The firm received the AABANY Law Firm Diversity Award. AABANY established this award to recognize a law firm with an extraordinary commitment to diversity, evidenced in part by a formal diversity plan that has achieved demonstrable success in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women and minority attorneys, and also by a firm’s active participation in minority bar associations and other external diversity initiatives.

The firm ranked #71 on the AMLaw Diversity Scorecard. The AMLaw Diversity Scorecard rankings are based on the number of African-American, AsianAmerican, Hispanic and multiracial/other attorneys in various law firm jobs.

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CHAMBERS USA The diverse lawyers throughout the firm listed below have been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA in 2014. RAMSEY AL-SALAM | WA S H I N G T O N

JOYCE MAZERO | N AT I O N W I D E

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

FRANCHISING

CECILY BARCLAY | C A L I F O R N I A

KAREN MCGAFFEY | WA S H I N G TO N

REAL ESTATE (ZONING/LAND USE)

ENVIRONMENT

ALEXANDRA COLE

SUE MORGAN | WA S H I N G TO N

LEISURE & HOSPITALITY | NATIONWIDE

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE | ILLINOIS

SUSAN DALEY | I L L I N O I S

ANN MARIE PAINTER | T E X A S LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT (EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & COMPENSATION)

ELLEN DIAL | WA S H I N G T O N

PRAVIN RAO | I L L I N O I S LITIGATION (WHITE COLLAR CRIME & GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS)

REAL ESTATE

MIRIAM FARHI | N AT I O N W I D E

MELANIE RUBOCKI | I D A H O CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL

PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY

RAJ GANGADEAN | A R I Z O N A

DANIELLE RYMAN | A L A S K A LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

CORPORATE/M&A

REBECCA GORDON | N AT I O N W I D E

BARBARA SCHUSSMAN | C A L I F O R N I A ENVIRONMENT & REAL ESTATE (ZONING/LAND USE)

GOVERNMENT (POLITICAL LAW)

MARCELO HALPERN | I L L I N O I S

SARAH SHINE | A L A S K A LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

TECHNOLOGY & OUTSOURCING

PRISCILLA HAMPTON | O R E G O N

EVELYN CRUZ SROUFE | WA S H I N G TO N CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL

ENVIRONMENT

TERI LINDQUIST | I L L I N O I S

KOOROSH TALIEH | D I S T R I C T O F C O L U M B I A INSURANCE (POLICYHOLDER)

CORPORATE/M&A (PRIVACY EQUITY)

ERIKA MALMEN | IDAHO

JUDITH WEISS | A R I Z O N A CORPORATE/M&A

NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT

LORELIE (LORIE) MASTERS INSURANCE (DISPUTE RESOLUTION: POLITICAL LAW) | NATIONWIDE INSURANCE (POLICYHOLDER) | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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NANCY WILLIAMS | WA S H I N G TO N LABOR & EMPLOYMENT


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2014 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP*

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*This reflects the number of lawyers serving on committees, regardless of the number of committees they serve on. Each lawyer is counted once. The diversity composition shown here reflects statistics as of December 31, 2014

288

218 70 7 11

SENIOR COUNSEL

MALE

7

FEMALE

0

AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK

0

ASIAN

1

H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

1

A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

0

TWO OR MORE RACES

3

LG B T

1

DISABLED

PA R T N E R S

162

MALE

FEMALE AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK ASIAN

9

H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

0

A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

3

TWO OR MORE RACES

6

LG B T

1

DISABLED

83

MALE

79

FEMALE

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A S S O C I AT E S , COUNSEL & OTHER AT TO R N E Y S *

AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK ASIAN

8

H I S PA N I C O R L AT I N A / O

1

A M E R I C A N I N D I A N / A L A S K A N N AT I V E

6

TWO OR MORE RACES

5

LG B T

2

DISABLED

DIVERSITY IN FIRM COMMITTEES Diverse individuals who chair firmwide committees (8)

PRO BONO COMMITTEE JULIA MARKLEY

S T R AT E G I C D I V E R S I T Y C O M M I T T E E J O S E LO P E Z

AT T O R N E Y D E V E LO P M E N T C O M M I T T E E KAREN MCGAFFEY

AUDIT COMMITTEE M A R Y ( M O L LY ) M O Y N I H A N

S E N I O R C O U N S E L C O M P E N S AT I O N C O M M I T T E E MINDY SHERMAN

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LAURA NEEBLING

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE J A C LY N M C N A L LY

E VA L U AT I O N C O M M I T T E E , H I R I N G C O M M I T T E E , S U M M E R A S S O C I AT E DEBORAH PHILLIPS


INDIVIDUAL HONORS, APPOINTMENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS OUR DIVERSE ATTORNEYS make many contributions to the legal profession. They give their time and leadership to endeavors that benefit bar associations and community and civic organizations. They share their insights and experience by giving presentations and writing articles and books. In this section, we recognize their efforts and celebrate their accomplishments from 2014. This section highlights leadership roles in boards, bar associations or other organizations; individual honors and recognitions; publications outside the firm and speaking engagements.

For a complete overview, please visit our attorney biographies at PerkinsCoie.com/Professionals.

LOUISE ADAMSON

PAMELA ANDERSON

PA R T N E R |

B E L L E V U E | PA R T N E R

SAN FRANCISCO

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Vice Chair, American Bar Association Practice Management Group • Vice Chair, City of Orinda Planning Commission

KARIN ALDAMA PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, 2011–Present, and Secretary and Member of Executive

Committee, 2013–Present, Herberger Theater Center • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

SHYLAH ALFONSO PA R T N E R |

S E AT T L E

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Chair, Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practice Section,

Washington State Bar Association, 2012–2014 • Vice President, Washington Wine Institute, 2010–Present • Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Washington Rising Star” • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law; Oil & Gas Law,

2013–Present • President, Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, 2013–Present • Board Member, Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association,

2012–Present • President, Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center Board • Board Member, Seafair, 2013–Present • Chair, Perkins Coie Bellevue Office Diversity Committee, 2014

ANN BAKER PA R T N E R | N E W Y O R K INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Board Member, Canadian Association of New York (CANY) • Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the

Top 250 Women in IP

SUNITA BALI A S S O C I AT E | S A N F R A N C I S C O COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, For People of Color Inc.

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

CECILY BARCLAY

PAMELA BERKOWITZ

PA R T N E R | S A N F R A N C I S C O

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

PERSONAL PLANNING

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, for Environmental Law; Land Use & • • • • • •

Zoning Law; Real Estate Law Ranked by Chambers USA in America’s Leading Lawyers for Real Estate, 2011–2014 Selected as “Leading Lawyer,” Legal 500 US, California North: Land Use and Zoning, 2009, 2014 Listed in Super Lawyers®, Northern California, 2004–2014 Board Member, American Bar Association, Publications Oversight Board, 2009–2014 Co-Author, Curtin’s California Land Use and Planning Law, Solano Press Books Member, Firmwide Executive Committee, Perkins Coie

SARA BAYNARD-COOKE COUNSEL |

S E AT T L E

PRODUCT LIABILITY

• Board Member, Anti-Defamation League Associate Board

DEBRA BERNARD PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• • • • • • •

Board Member, Near North Montessori School Chair, Near North Montessori School Nominating Committee, 2013–2014 Board Member, National Immigrant Justice Center Member, Lambda Legal National Leadership Council Co-Chair, Perkins Coie LGBT Affinity Group Chair, Perkins Coie Chicago Pro Bono Committee Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

SUSAN BETCHER • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington Rising Star,” 2014 • Co-Director of Networking Events, The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

of Seattle, 2011–2014

HEIDI BECK S E N I O R C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Board Member, Clean Technology Alliance Carbon Policy Committee

for Washington State • Board Member, Seattle Children’s Hospital • Board Member, Seattle Children’s Research Institute • Board Member, University of Washington Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisory Board • Board Member and Secretary, Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation • Board Member, Henry Art Gallery

DANIELLE BENDERLY

DORI BREWER PA R T N E R |

S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

PA R T N E R | P O R T L A N D BUSINESS

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,”

2004–Present • President, Portland, Oregon Chapter of the National Association of

Stock Plan Professionals Chair, Perkins Coie Portland Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present Board Member, Oregon Wellesley Club Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee Panelist, “Preparing for the 2014 Proxy and Annual Reporting Season,” Perkins Coie Public Company Seminars in Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado • Panelist, “Insider Trading Compliance” Pacific NW Chapter Meeting of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals in Portland, Oregon • Panelist, “2014 Proxy Season Hot Topics for Stock Plan Professionals,” Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals • Panelist, “Ready for Action: The Pre-IPO Health Check” at Aspirations 2014 Conference, sponsored by Stock & Option Solutions in Campbell, California • • • •

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, 2001–Present • Board Member, Northwest Family Business Association • Author, “The Contract Manufacturing Agreement: What Food Makers Need

to Know,” Food Manufacturing

CORINNE CELKO COUNSEL | PORTLAND REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Panelist, “Inspiring Minority Attorneys toward Growth and Excellence (IMAGE)”

Program, sponsored by the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association • Member, Advocacy Committee, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

SARA CHENETZ

SARAH CROOKS

PA R T N E R | LO S A N G E L E S

PA R T N E R | P O R T L A N D

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Los Angeles Super Lawyers® for Bankruptcy, 2005–2014 • Appointed, Chapter 11 Trustee for LV Paradise I, LP and LV Paradise II, LLP

• Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and

in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada • Panelist, “Getting Employed, Getting Paid and Getting Appointed: Chapter 11 Trustees”, “Developments in Retention and Compensation of Professionals and Appointment of Examiners and Chapter 11 Trustees,” American Bankruptcy Institute, Bankruptcy Battleground West • Member, ALI CLE Commercial Law/Bankruptcy, Advisory Panel

• • • • •

Attorneys as a Future Litigation Star, 2011–Present Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2011–Present Listed in Oregon Law and Politics as an “Oregon Super Lawyers®,” 2012–Present Vice Chair, Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice Board member, Portland Center Stage Firmwide Chair, Perkins Coie Class Action Defense Practice Group

THERESA CROPPER

ALEXANDRA COLE

CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

HEADQUARTERS

| CHICAGO

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Ranked by Chambers USA, in “America’s Leading Lawyers,” for Construction,

2005–Present; Real Estate, 2013–Present; Leisure & Hospitality, 2013–Present • Listed in the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Network

as an Illinois Leading Lawyer

• • • •

Co-Author, Diversity in Action: A Manual for Diversity Professionals in Law Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee Member, National Advisory Board, National Black Law Students Association Speaker and Moderator, National Black Law Students Association 47th Annual National Convention

• Listed in Law & Politics as an “Illinois Super Lawyer,” 2005–Present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law; Real Estate Law, • • • • •

2006–Present Founding Board Member, Hospitality Industry Bar Association President, Hospitality Industry Bar Association Immediate Past President, The Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys Speaker, “Use of Joint Ventures in the Construction and Development Process,” The Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys Speaker, “CREW Resilient Leadership Workshop,” GE Capital/Chicago, IL

GEORGE COLINDRES

JEANNE CULLEN PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Women’s Forum • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee • Co-Author, “Advertising Pitfalls and Best Practices to Respond to False

Advertising Challenges,” Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report

S E N I O R C O U N S E L | LO S A N G E L E S

JANIS CUNNINGHAM

BUSINESS

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E PERSONAL PLANNING • Chair, Perkins Coie Los Angeles Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present

ULRIKE (RIKE) CONNELLY A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1988–2014 • Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Washington Super Lawyer®,”

2001–2014

TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

• Chair, Perkins Coie Parent Affinity Group • Recipient, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Civil Libertarian Award

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(Team Award) • Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star” 2013–2015 • Speaker, Patent Litigation 2014, PLI Conference at University of Chicago Gleacher

Center • Speaker, “Patent Litigation Defense: Strategies for Corporate Counsel,” presented

by the Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices of Perkins Coie LLP

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

SUSAN DALEY

LORRI DUNSMORE

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

PERSONAL PLANNING

• Co-Chair and Board Member Bloomberg, BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter • • • • • • •

Advisory Board President, Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Executive Advisory Board of National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Member, American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Speaker/Organizer, Business Law Section programs of the American Bar Association Speaker at two ABA National Institutes on executive compensation topics Steering Committee, International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association Conference

KHA DANG PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Non-Profit/Charities Law;

Tax Law, 2007–Present • Speaker, Charity & Nonprofit Educational Symposium • Speaker, Governance & Compliance for Charities and Nonprofits

IVETH DURBIN PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Co-presenter, “Preparing for the 2014 Proxy and Annual Reporting Season”,

Perkins Coie LLP Public Companies Seminar Series • Co-presenter, “Preparing for the 2014 Proxy Season: Executive Compensation

Highlights,” Seattle Chapter of National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

BUSINESS

• Co-presenter, “2014 Proxy Breakfast Briefing Roundtable,” co-hosted by

Perkins Coie LLP and Georgeson Inc. • Speaker, Chair “Mergers & Acquisitions in Technology Industries,”

NATHANIEL DURRANCE

The Seminar Group, Seattle WA • Speaker, Chair “Essentials of Angel Financing,” Washington Technology Industry Association, Seattle WA • Author, “Securities Laws and Social Media” chapter, The Social Media Law Deskbook

C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2013–2014

KAUSTUV (K.M.) DAS C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

GINA EIBEN

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

PA R T N E R | P O R T L A N D BUSINESS

• Member, Board of Trustees, King County Bar Association • Presenter, “The Intersection Between Trademarks and Design Patents,”

19th Annual Intellectual Property Institute • Co-Chair, Perkins Coie South Asian/Middle Eastern Lawyers Affinity Group

• Board Member, Portland Parks Foundation, 2010–Present • Co-Presenter, “Key Negotiating Points in Private Acquisition Agreements,”

Oregon State Bar Business Law, 2014

KIRSTEN DAY

JESSICA EVERETT-GARCIA

SENIOR COUNSEL | PORTLAND

PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Board Member, SOLVE Oregon Board of Directors, 2012–Present

TARA DUNN SENIOR COUNSEL | DENVER BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• • • •

Chair, Law School Outreach Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 2011–2014 Panel Member, State Bar of Arizona Leadership Institute, 2008–Present Board Member, Girls on the Run of Maricopa County, 2011–2014 Pro Bono Volunteer, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, 2002–Present

SUSAN FAHRINGER • Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Colorado Rising Star,” 2009, 2013–2014 • Board Member, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation;

Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent, 2010–Present • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2000–2014

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

MIRIAM FARHI

MARY FOX

C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Chambers USA, “America’s Leading Lawyers” for

• Board Member, Women in Bio Organization, Seattle Branch

Privacy & Data Security, 2014

RAJ GANGADEAN

JODI FEUERHELM

PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X

PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in AZ Business Magazine on “AB’s Top Lawyers List”

for Construction, 2014 • Selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer® in Construction Litigation, 2014 • Listed in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2014 • Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Review of Rules Governing

Professional Conduct and the Practice of Law, 2014–Present • Member, Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on the Review of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, 2014 • Member, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 2005–Present • Board Member, Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, 2012–Present

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, 2014–2015 • Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Business Lawyers,” 2014 • Speaker, “Legal Process, Entity Formation and Operating Agreements,”

Seed Spot Venture Class • Speaker, “Regulation D and Private Offering,” Association of

Corporate Counsel - Arizona • Speaker, “Key Issues to Consider in Forming a Joint Venture,”

Association of Corporate Counsel - Arizona

ALEXANDER GARCIA COUNSEL | DENVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

JAINA (CAMILLE) FISHER A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Member, International Trademark Association, The Trademark Reporter®

Committee, 2012–Present • Recipient of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington’s Civil

JAVIER GARCIA

Libertarian Award, 2014 • Recipient of the Champion for Justice Award, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014 • Recipient of the President’s Award, Washington Defender Association, 2014 • Board Member, The Mockingbird Society

C O U N S E L | LO S A N G E L E S

SUSAN FOSTER PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

LABOR

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Washington Rising Star,” 2013–2014 • Board of Advisors, Gonzaga School of Law, 2011–Present • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ROCÍO CRISTINA GARCÍA A S S O C I AT E | D A L L A S REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Named Seattle’s Best Lawyers’ “Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year,” 2014 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation;

Litigation–Antitrust, 2012–Present • Author, “Washington Civil Rules,” West • Co-Author, “Rule of Reason” monograph • Co-Author, “United States: IP and Antitrust,” The Antitrust Review of the

Americas 2014 - www.GlobalCompetitionReview.com

• Board Member, Treasurer, and Co-Chair, Youth Law Symposium and

• • • • • •

Unaccompanied Minors Action Committee, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, 2014 Member, Unaccompanied Children’s Advisory Committee (UCAC), Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc., Immigration and Legal Services, Present Pro Bono Counsel and Member, Dallas Mexican American Historical League Presenter, Spanish for Lawyers Urban Plan Facilitator, Urban Land Institute Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Latina/o Lawyers Affinity Group Chair, Perkins Coie Dallas Office Diversity Committee, 2014


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

CECELIA GASSNER

IVAN GOLD

COUNSEL | BOISE

OF COUNSEL |

BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

President, Board of Directors, Go Lead Idaho, 2011–Present Board Member, Association of Junior Leagues International, 2013–Present Board Member, Boise Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2013–Present Board Member, Idaho Economic Development Association, 2012–2014 Board Member, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, 2009–Present Board Member, Boise State University College of Engineering Advisory Board, 2009–Present • Member, Pro Bono Commission, Idaho State Bar, 2014–Present • • • • • •

• Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law, 2011–Present • Vice-Chair, Environment, Energy, and Resources Government and Private Sector • • • • •

AMELIA GERLICHER

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• • • •

State Bar of Arizona, 2013–2014 Member, Schools and Scholarship Committee, Harvard Club of Seattle, 2014 Co-Author, “Third Quarter 2014: States Expanding Data Breach Notification Requirements” Co-Author, “Security Breach Notification Chart”, Perkins Coie, 2014 Co-Author, “Possibility of Future Harm Allows Sony Data Breach Plaintiffs to Survive Motion to Dismiss,” 2014

DANIELLE GITHENS PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Chair, City of Issaquah Park Board, 2011–Present; • Board Member, Camping Services, YMCA of Greater Seattle, 2013–Present • Author, “Washington Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the

Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual,” Data Trace Publishing Company, 2014

MELODY GLAZER COUNSEL | MADISON

Innovations (GPSI) Committee, Climate Change, American Bar Association, 2014 Director, White Bird Dance Company Director, Oregon-Israel Business Association Trustee, Cedar Sinai Park (Retirement Center) Board Member, Sinai Family Home Service Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Lawyers with Disabilities Affinity Group

JUDITH GOLD

C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

• Recognized by Arizona Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2014 • Council Member, E-Commerce & Technology and Appellate Sections,

PORTLAND

BUSINESS

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Government Relations Practice, • • • • • •

2012–Present Executive Board Member, Chicago Civic Federation Board Member, Women’s Media Center Board Member, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Chicago Cares Board Member, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation Member, Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, 2011–Present

REBECCA GORDON PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C . POLITICAL LAW

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Lawyers,” for

Government, Political Law, 2013–Present • Named by Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Lawyer” for

Campaign and Election Law, 2013–2014

JOHN GRAY A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Seminar Presenter, “Privacy and Data Security: Understanding Key Issues

and Risks,” Bioscience Vision Summit, 2014

• Board Member, Arizona Asian American Bar Association • Member and 2014 Convention Local Host Committee,

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

MATTHEW GRAY

MARCELO HALPERN

PA R T N E R | S A N F R A N C I S C O

PA R T N E R |

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

BUSINESS

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law, 2013–Present • Co-Author, California Land Use & Planning Law, Solano Press, 34th ed., 2014 • Editor & Annual Update Author, “The California Subdivision Map Act and the

Development Process,” Continuing Education of the Bar, 2014 • Board Member, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom • Faculty, “Annual Land Use Review & Update,” University of California at Davis

Extension, 2007–Present

LYNNE GRAYBEAL

• Recognized in Chambers’ USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers,

2004–Present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Technology Law, 2006–Present • Listed in Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer,” 2005–Present • Chair, Practising Law Institute: Understanding the Intellectual Property

License Program • Board Member and Immediate Past President, Illinois Legal Aid Online • Member, Illinois Leading Lawyers Network, 2004–Present • Presenter, “Introduction to IP Licensing and IP Licensing Issues in the Face of

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• •

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law; Trademark Law, • • • • • • • •

2012–Present Listed in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, 2006–2014 Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2003–2006, 2010–2014 Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000–The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2012–2014 Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2014 Board Member, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2010–Present Board Member, Lake & Park School, 2004–Present Board Member, Seattle Shakespeare Company, 2013–Present Member, Emerging Issues Committee, Parody Subcommittee, International Trademark Association, 2014

CHICAGO

Bankruptcy,” Practising Law Institute: Understanding the Intellectual Property License Program, University of Chicago Gleacher Center Presenter, “Issues in Copyright Licensing,” Practising Law Institute: Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era, 2014 Presenter, “Licensing Negotiations: Skills and Tactics,” Practising Law Institute: Advanced Licensing Agreements Conference, 2014 Co-Presenter, “Intellectual Property Considerations in M&A Transactions,” Practising Law Institute: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company Conference, 2014 Co-Presenter, “Dealing with Rejection: A Discussion of the Current Treatment of Trademark Licenses in Bankruptcy in the 7th Circuit,” CBA Commercial Law/ Business Bankruptcy Seminar Co-Presenter, “Risk Allocation–the Knotty Issues,” Practising Law Institute: Outsourcing 2014: Sourcing Critical Services

PRISCILLA (POLLY) HAMPTON COUNSEL | PORTLAND ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

DEBORAH GUTFELD SENIOR COUNSEL | DENVER BUSINESS

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Environmental Lawyers,” 2014 • President, 2013–2014 and Board of Directors, Women in Environment,

2010–Present • Co-Author, “The National Marine Sanctuary System: The Once and Future • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, Office of the United States Trustee, 2010–Present • Board Member, Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest, 2012–2014 • Presenter, “Pro Bono Service on a Board of a Not-For-Profit in Crisis Fulfilling

Your Not-For-Profit’s Mission During Financial Distress,” 2014

PATCHEN HAGGERTY PA R T N E R |

Promise of Comprehensive Ocean Governance,” Environmental Law Reporter’s News & Analysis, November 2014

ALLISON HANDY A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

S E AT T L E

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Ranked by Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) as one of the

World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2012–2014 • Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Rising Star,” 2009–2011, 2014 • Listed in Super Lawyers as one of Washington’s Top Women Attorneys, 2014 • Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Section,

Washington State Bar

• Co-Author, “Delaware Chancery Court Applies M&F Worldwide Six-Factor Test

in Private Company Freeze-Out Merger and Grants Motion to Dismiss Claims Against Controlling Stockholders,” LAW360, 2014 • Co-Author, “M&F WorldWide: Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Business Judgment Review in Controlling Stockholder Transaction,” 2014

RYAN HAWKINS COUNSEL | SAN DIEGO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Leadership Circle Member and Young Professionals Council Member,

The San Diego LGBT Community Center

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

JULIANNE HENLEY

KRISTINA HOLM

C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

COUNSEL | PORTLAND

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Washington Rising Star,” 2013, 2014 • Presenter, “ZINO Vino, Spirits, Cider & Brew Liquid Assets Forum,” 2014 • Presenter, “The Seminar Group’s Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

Conference,” 2014

BRIAN HENNESSY

• Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as an “Oregon Rising Star,” 2014 • Board Member, Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society,

2013–2014 • Board Member, Oregon Women Lawyers, 2013–2014 • Research Board Member, City Club of Portland, 2013–2014 • Member, Lawyers’ Committee, American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon,

2012–2014

PA R T N E R | PA LO A LT O INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

JOELLE HONG A S S O C I AT E |

• Founder and Chairman, Board of the Council for Goodness, 2007–Present

DAPHNE HIGGS PA R T N E R | PA LO A LT O BUSINESS

• Co-Author, “Third Quarter 2014: States Expanding Data Breach Notification

Requirements,” Perkins Coie, October 2014 • Co-Author, “Security Breach Notification Chart,” Perkins Coie, October 2014

DENNIS C. HOPKINS

• Presenter, “Back to Patent Basics: From What is a Patent to Avoiding

PA R T N E R | N E W Y O R K

Patent License Pitfalls,” 2014

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Co-Founder of Perkins Coie startupPerColator Series • Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Women of Color Affinity Group, 2014–Present

PAUL HIROSE S E N I O R C O U N S E L | LO S A N G E L E S PRODUCT LIABILITY

• Co-Chair, Leadership Advisory Council, National Asian Pacific

American Bar Association • Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Asian Pacific Islander Affinity Group • Board Member, Westlight Community Church

CARRIE HOBBS

S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

• Designated a 2014 Catalysts: Change Agent–Law, Counsel of

Urban Professionals (CUP) Board Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association Board Member, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) Advisory Committee Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York Member, Section of Litigation, Intellectual Property Committee, and Diversity Subcommittee, American Bar Association • Chair, Perkins Coie New York Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present • • • •

KATHLEEN HOWARD SENIOR COUNSEL | CHICAGO REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION • Co-Author, “Retail Leasing: Tis’ The Season to Make Your List and Check It

Twice,” Perkins Coie, September 2014 • Author, “Third Circuit Permits Insurers to Limit Fraud Defense Coverage,”

Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, October 2014 • Author, “Can You Feel the HEAT? Medicare Fraud Strike Force Strikes Again,”

Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, September 2014 • Author, “The SEC’s Increasing Focus on the Municipal Bond Market Perkins Coie

White Collar Briefly, July 2014 • Author, “Whistleblowers: Boom or Bust?” Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, June 2014 • Author, “SEC and FINRA to Hold Compliance Outreach Programs for Broker-Dealers,” Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, April 2014 • Author, “Take 4–Protecting Confidential Commercial Information from FOIA,” Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, March 2014

MARTIN HOWARD A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O BUSINESS

• Board Member, Cabrini Connections Tutor-Mentor Program, 2013–Present

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

RENEE HOWARD

TERESA JACOBS

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

A S S O C I AT E | P O R T L A N D

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Health Care Law, 2013–Present • Lead Coordinator for Publications, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group,

American Health Lawyers Association • Named Seattle’s Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year 2015: Health Care Law” • Editorial Board Member, ABA Stark and Anti-Kickback Toolkit, Health Law

Section, American Bar Association • Board Member, Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation • Co-Author, “New Rules Amend Regulatory Exceptions for Donation of Electronic

Health Records Items and Services,” Perkins Coie, 2014 • Presenter, “Ethical Issues in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Investigations,”

Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys Fall Seminar, 2014

• Vice-President, Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary, 2007–Present • Board Member, Women in Environment, 2014–Present • Executive Leadership Team Member, Go Red for Women Annual Luncheon,

American Heart Association, 2013–Present • Advocacy Advisory Committee Member, American Heart Association,

2014–Present

JUDITH JENNISON PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Presenter, “OIG/CMS Voluntary Self-Disclosures: Updated Options and

Settlements,” Strafford Webinar, 2014

YANG-HSIEN (HOMER) HSU A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

• President, 2010–2011, 2014, Board Member and Volunteer, 2005–Present,

and Vice President, 2009, Eastside Legal Assistance Program • Master, Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2010–Present

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LINDSAY JEWELL COUNSEL | PHOENIX • Board Member, National Taiwan University Alumni Association

of Northwest America • Author, “Standard of Review for Claim Construction - the Lighting Ballast Case” (Chinese), Science Technology Policy & Research Information Center, 2014

JULIE HUSSEY PA R T N E R | S A N D I E G O PRODUCT LIABILITY

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Named by Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced

Commercial Leasing Institute as a “Rising Star,” 2014 • Board Member, Harvard Club of Phoenix, 2009–Present

ANTHONY JOHNSON C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Vice-Chair, Food Law, California Bar • Co-Presenter, “Consumer Class Action Trends & Successful Defense Strategies,”

2014 • Co-Presenter, “Survey of Consumer Class Action and Prop 65 Law Suits Against

Dietary Supplement Manufacturers,” 2014 • Co-Presenter, “eDiscovery Update: Meet and Confers, Cooperation and Proportionality in eDiscovery,” 2014 • Co-Presenter, “What To Do If There Is No Settlement In Sight,” 2014 • Chair, Perkins Coie San Diego Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present

LYNN HVALSOE PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Rising Star,” 2010–2014

JENNIFER JOLLEY S E N I O R AT TO R N E Y | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Board Member, Washington Lawyers for the Arts

ANGELA (ANGIE) JONES PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

• Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2013–2014

STEVEN HWANG S E N I O R AT T O R N E Y | LO S A N G E L E S PRODUCT LIABILITY

• Executive Vice-President, Korean American Bar Association

of Southern California

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington Rising Star,” 2013–2014


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

• • • •

JULIE JONES

LISSA KOOP

PA R T N E R | S A N F R A N C I S C O

COUNSEL | MADISON

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law, 2014–2015 Co-Author, “CEQA Year In Review,” 2013 Presenter, 24th Annual Land Use and Development Law Breakfast Briefing Presenter, “Preparing EIRs: Litigators’ Perspectives on How to Survive a Legal Challenge,” California State Conference, Association of Environmental Professionals, 2014

NAOKI KAWADA

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Wisconsin Rising Star” in

Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012–2014 • Board Member, Community Justice Inc.

DANA KRAWCZUK SENIOR COUNSEL | PORTLAND REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

PA R T N E R | LO S A N G E L E S BUSINESS

• Listed in Portland Business Journal as “Forty Under 40,” 2014 • Named by Oregon Super Lawyers as a”Rising Star,” 2010, 2012–2014 • Speaker, “A Conversation with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales”

• Vice President and Chairman, Business Administration Committee,

Japan Business Association of Southern California • Firmwide Chair, Japan Practice, Perkins Coie

KENDRA KISLING

VIOLA KUNG PA R T N E R | PA LO A LTO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star” and

“Top 250 Women in IP,” 2014 • Member, Ladder Down: Business Development and Mentorship Program

for Women Lawyers, Class of 2014

LEANN JOHNSON KOCH

JADE LAMBERT COUNSEL | CHICAGO COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Presenter, “Navigating Navigable Waters,” Environmental Committee Meeting,

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, Spring 2014 • Presenter, “Complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard,” Oil Price Information Service’s 6th Annual RFS, RINs & Biodiesel Forum • Presenter, “CAA’s General Duty Clause,” Annual Environmental Conference, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

STEVE KOH

• Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2014 • Speaker, “Privacy And Data Security: Understanding Key Issues And Risks” • Speaker, “Responding to Government Requests for Data: Rights,

Responsibilities and Options” • Speaker, “Bringing Privacy Issues Out in the Open: Hot Topics in Privacy

and Data Security”

REGINA LAMONICA COUNSEL | CHICAGO COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E PRODUCT LIABILITY

• Listed in Chicago Magazine as an “Illinois Rising Star,” 2010, 2013, 2014 • Author, “Supreme Court Questions Deference to SEC in Insider Trading Cases,”

Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly • Recognized in The Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense:

• Author, “Too Big to Fail vs. Too Big to Jail,” Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly

Aerospace / Aviation, 2014 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation - Class

Actions; Fraud; International; International Arbitration; Product Liability; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2009–Present

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

BATES MCINTYRE LARSON

TERI LINDQUIST

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

• Listed in Super Lawyers as an “Illinois Super Lawyer,” 2014 • Recognized in The Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense:

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Aerospace / Aviation, 2014 • President, Women’s Bar Foundation, 2013–Present

• Chair, Perkins Coie Chicago Office Diversity Committee, 2014

Lawyers,” 2013–Present

JOSE LOPEZ

HILLARY LEVUN

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, Uweza Aid Foundation • Young Professionals Committee Member, WorldChicago • Contributor, Manual Práctico del Juicio Oral

SELENA LINDE PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer in Illinois • Named to Illinois Super Lawyers in Securities Litigation, 2005–2008, 2013–2014 • Author, “SEC’s Home “Court” Advantage Being Challenged,” Perkins Coie

White Collar Briefly • Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Latina/o Lawyers Affinity Group • Chair, Perkins Coie Chicago Office Diversity Committee, 2014 • Chair, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee, 2015–Present

ALLAN LOW PA R T N E R | S A N F R A N C I S C O REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms

and Attorneys as a “Future Star,” 2014 • Benchmark Plaintiff Top 150 Women in Litigation, 2014 • Named in Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms

& Attorneys as a “Future Star,” 2009–2011, 2014 • Listed in Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, 2013–2014 • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee • Chair, Perkins Coie Washington, D.C. Office Diversity Committee, 2014

TOM LINDLEY PA R T N E R | P O R T L A N D ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a “Super Lawyer,”

2004–Present • Fee Arbitrator, Bar Association of San Francisco, 1993–Present • Vice President and Commissioner, San Francisco Recreation & Park

Commission, 2012–Present • Speaker, “Title Insurance for the Rest of Us,” California Continuation

Education of the Bar • Speaker, “Housing Summit: 30,000 Homes By 2020,” International Hotel

Senior Housing • Panelist, “Investment in United States Real Estate, Industrial and

Commercial Bank of China” • Panelist, “Chinese Investment in the United States,” Colliers International

• Named Portland’s Best Lawyers’ as “Environmental Law Lawyer of the • • • • • • •

Year,” 2014 Listed in Chambers USA for “Leading Lawyers: Environment” (Band 1), 2006–Present Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental, 1995–Present Listed in Lawdragon as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in the United States,” 2005, and among the top U.S. lawyers, 2006–Present Listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers: Environment, 2009–Present U.S. News–Best Lawyers® selected Perkins Coie’s Environmental Team, led by Tom Lindley, as “Law Firm of the Year” in Environmental Law, 2015 Author, “The National Marine Sanctuary System: The Once and Future Promise of Comprehensive Ocean Governance,” Environmental Law Reporter Panelist, National Black Law Students Association 47th Annual National Convention

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JULIE LUCHT PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E LABOR

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,”

2012–Present


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

I. BOBBY MAJUMDER

LORELIE (LORIE) MASTERS

PA R T N E R | D A L L A S

PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Law & Politics Magazine and Texas Monthly as a “Texas Super Lawyer,” • • • • •

2014 Named by D Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2011, 2014 Board Member, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University Greek Alumni Advisory Council Member, Trinity University Author, “Avoiding M&A Disputes: Five Things You Must Do on Your Next Deal,” Corporate Compliance Insights Firmwide Co-Chair, India Practice; recognized as a remarkable practice in the India Business Law Journal, 2014

• Named by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Law -

Washington, D.C.,” 2015 • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers as Top 10, 2014; Top 100, 2012–2014;

Top 50 Women, 2011 - 2014; and Insurance Coverage Litigation, 2007–2014 • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, 2008–Present • President, 2014–Present and Founding Board Member and President-Elect,

2012–2014, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel • Gender Equity Task Force, American Bar Association, 2012–Present • Publications and Content Officer, American Bar Association,

Section of Litigation, 2012–Present

ERIKA MALMEN PA R T N E R | B O I S E ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Listed in Idaho Business Review “Leaders in Law,” 2014 • Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Environment &

Natural Resources Lawyers,” 2008–2014 • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2009, 2012–2014 • Author, “Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal,” The Water Report • Author, “The Year in Review 2013,” Environment, Energy, and Resources

Section, American Bar Association

• Advisor, Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, American Law Institute,

2010–Present • Board Member, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, 2014–Present • Board Member, DC Bar Foundation, 2013–Present • Served as Secretary, 2012–2014, Chair, Nominations Committee, 2010–2014,

• • • • •

• Author, “The Ins and Outs of Contracting with the State of Idaho,”

Idaho Business Review.com

AUBRI MARGASON

and Board Member, 2004–2006, 2008–2014, Women’s Bar Association Foundation of Washington, D.C. Board Member, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, 2013–Present Board Member, D.C. Appleseed, 2009–Present Board Member, Women’s Campaign Fund, 2008–2014 Candidate, Attorney General in the District of Columbia’s first election for Attorney General, 2014 Moderator, “International Arbitration: Litigating Disputes in a (Sometimes) Strange Land,” The Women of the Section of Litigation: Leading, Litigating & Connecting Conference Moderator, “Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms and Fortune 500 Companies,” Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Meeting

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

JOYCE MAZERO

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

PA R T N E R | D A L L A S BUSINESS

• Author, “EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Remove Reference to ASTM E1527-05 in

All Appropriate Inquiries Rule,” Synergy Environmental, Inc. Newsletter

JULIA MARKLEY PA R T N E R | P O R T L A N D COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Recognized by Chambers USA in America’s Leading Lawyers for Franchise Law,

2007 and Ranked Band 1 Nationally, 2008–Present • Ranked Band 2 by Chambers Global, 2012–2014 • Listed in D Magazine, The Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2001–2005, 2007–2009,

2011–2014 • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly, 2003–2014

• Recipient, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Flex Success Award, 2014 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation • • • • • • •

Intellectual Property, 2013–Present Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as an “Oregon Rising Star,” 2008–2013 and “Oregon Super Lawyer,” 2014 Founding President, 2009–2010 and Advocacy Committee, 2009–Present, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association Board Member, Impact NW, 2014–Present Contributing Editor, Oregon Employment Law Letter Speaker, “Managing Your Career Through Transition,” Washington Leadership Institute Speaker, “The Center for Asian Pacific American Women,” Portland Regional Conference Speaker, “Induced Patent Infringement: A Divided Federal Circuit,” Intellectual Property Section, Oregon State Bar

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Franchise Law, 2010–2015 • Chair, Legal Symposium Task Force, International Franchise Association, 2014 • Author, “Supply Chain Issues in Franchise Systems” • Author, “Collateral Issues in Franchising: Beyond Registration and Disclosure” • Speaker, “Regulation Nation” • Speaker, “Regulation Nation: Focus on the Food Service Franchisor–How to

Comply, Survive & Thrive”

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

KAREN MCGAFFEY

J. SUE MORGAN

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

BUSINESS

• Named Seattle’s Best Lawyers’ “Energy Law Lawyer of the Year,” 2014 • Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Environmental Lawyers,” • • • • •

2010–Present Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental, 2010–Present Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2012–Present Member, Firmwide Management and Executive Committees Speaker, “Preparing for Climate Change–New Regulations and New Litigation” Speaker, “The Law of Climate Change”

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Labor & Employment

Lawyers,” 2012 –Present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law;

Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2010–Present • National Advisory Board Member, National Association of Stock

Plan Professionals • Seattle Chapter Advisory Board Member, National Association of

Stock Plan Professionals • Representative to Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Meeting

with SEC Staff • Speaker, “SEC Hot Topics Institute”

LAUREN MELLEN A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

AUDRA MORI

BUSINESS

PA R T N E R | LO S A N G E L E S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Young Professionals Board Member, Illinois Legal Aid Online, 2011–Present •

• Executive Committee Member, Litigation Section, Los Angeles County

Bar Association, 2013–2015

FURQAN MOHAMMED A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O

• Regional Governor, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2013–2015 • Chair, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee, 2012–2014

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

MEGAN MORRISSEY A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O BUSINESS

• Recipient, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) Distinguished

Service Award, 2014 • Honoree, Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual “Hot List,” 2014

JUSTIN MOON

• Board Member, Lawrence Hall Youth Services • Board Member, A Giving Heart Foundation

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

KELLY MOSER

BUSINESS

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Board Member, The Bush School, 2013–Present • Author, “Intellectual Property Considerations in Acquiring or Selling the

Privately Held Company,” Practising Law Institute: Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Rising Star,” 2010–2012, 2014 • National Leadership Council Member, Lambda Legal • Seattle Leadership Committee Member, Lambda Legal

CORI GORDON MOORE

MARY (MOLLY) MOYNIHAN

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C .

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2015 • Board Member, March of Dimes Greater Puget Sound Division, 2008–Present

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BUSINESS

Chair, Firmwide Audit Committee Board Member, Foundation of the National Archives Board Member, Perkins Coie Powell Elementary Partnership, Inc. Sub-Committee Member, Business Law Section on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers, American Bar Association • Member, Firmwide Executive Committee, Perkins Coie • Author, “The Liability Hole—Cybersecurity Risks and the Apportionment of Liability,” The Investment Lawyer, Vol.. 21, No. 12 • • • •


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

ANN NAGELE

LISA ORATZ

S E N I O R C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

S E N I O R C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

• Advisory Board Member, Washington Council on International Trade,

• Board Member, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 2002–Present

2012–Present • Board Member, InterConnection.org, 2013–Present

KATHLEEN O’SULLIVAN PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

DARREN NAKATA

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COUNSEL | PORTLAND BUSINESS

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice; Commercial

Litigation, 2009–Present • Recipient, Empire State Counsel Award for Pro Bono Service • Fellow, Portland Business Alliance Leadership Portland, Portland Metropolitan • • • • • •

Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2015 Board Member, Japan America Society of Oregon Board Member, Oregon Korea Foundation Board Member, Oregon Nikkei Endowment Pro Bono Attorney, Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic Pro Bono Attorney, Min Yasui Tribute Panelist, “Minoru Yasui v. United States: Lessons from the Past, Lessons for Today,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,”

2007–Present • Member, Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct, 2007–Present;

Past Chair, 2011–2013 • Board Member and Vice Chair, YMCA of Greater Seattle • Speaker, “Is ‘Food Court’ Helping Consumers? The Historical Context of

Food Labeling Litigation and the Role of Litigation in System Reform”

ERIC OW C O U N S E L | PA LO A LTO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LAURA NEEBLING PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Board Member, Asian Law Alliance • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Land Use & Zoning Law,

KATHERINE PAGE

2013–Present • Chair, Firmwide Executive Committee, Perkins Coie • Management Oversight and Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

S E N I O R C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

SANDRA NEWMAN PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, Legal Voice, June 2012–Present • Board Secretary, Legal Voice, 2013–Present • Volunteer Troup Leader, Girl Scouts of America, December 2012–Present

PERSONAL PLANNING

ANN MARIE PAINTER PA R T N E R | D A L L A S • Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers, 2012–Present • Advisory Council Member, Goodman Theatre • Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Chicago Community Trust

CHUN NG PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E / TA I P E I INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LABOR

• Listed in Chambers USA for “America’s Leading Lawyers for Employment,”

2011–2014 • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management;

Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015 • Named by D Magazine as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2011, 2013–2014

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,”

2007–Present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Patent; Patent Law,

2010–Present • Board Member, Kin On Health Care Center


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

K. SHIEK PAL

DEBORAH PHILLIPS

S E N I O R C O U N S E L | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, CentroNia • Board Member, The Generation Project

LUCY PARK PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

• Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2010–Present • Chair, Firmwide Associate and Counsel Evaluation Committee • Chair, Real Property and Probate Section, TEDRA Taskforce,

Washington State Bar Association, 2009–Present • Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee

PERSONAL PLANNING

MAURICE PIRIO PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

• • • • • •

Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Private Clients, 2014 Advisory Council Member, Goodman Theatre Board Member, Center for Disability and Elder Law Board Member and Secretary, Hanul Family Alliance Board Member and Treasurer, Smith College Alumnae of Chicago Co-Chair, Perkins Coie Women of Color Affinity Group, 2014–Present

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2013, 2014 • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2012–2014 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Patent;

Patent Law, 2005–Present

VIDULA PATKI

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2003–2014

A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X

PRAVIN RAO

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O / WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 2013–Present

DAVID PEREZ A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• • • • • • • • • •

President-elect of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Washington Rising Star,” 2013–2014 Member, Seattle Advisory Committee to Select New Police Chief Board Member, Schools First Board Member, Ballard Food Bank Speaker, “The National Commission on Voting Rights” Author, “Voting Rights: A Path Forward Here, and in D.C.,” Crosscut.com Author, “Hold Officers Accountable for Misconduct,” Seattle Times Author, “The Top 3 Things Seattle Needs in a New Police Chief,” Seattle Times Co-Author, Washington Voting Rights Act

CHELSEA PETERSEN PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E LABOR

• • • •

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Co-Editor, Washington Employment Law Letter Co-Chair, Women’s Forum Work/Life Balance Subcommittee, Perkins Coie Board Member, Girls on the Run of Puget Sound Speaker, “LSI’s Tenth Annual Comprehensive Conference on Class Actions and Other Aggregate Litigation”

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

• Ranked by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading White Collar Crime & • • • • • • •

Government Investigations Lawyers,” 2013–2014 Selected by Law & Politics as a “Illinois Super Lawyers,” 2010–2014 Board Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area Board Member, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation Author, “SEC Is Ready To Move From Rulemaking To Rule Enforcement,” Law360 Speaker, “Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset,” PLI Internal Investigations Conference Speaker, “Ethical Considerations When Conducting An Internal Investigation,” Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Speaker, “Reinvigorated Regulatory Enforcement: New Developments in Securities and Commodity Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Securities Law Committee Seminar Speaker, “The U.S. and French Sunshine Acts‚ and the Potential for More Anti-Corruption Investigations,” ACI Annual Life Sciences and FCPA Conference

ANNE READEL, PH.D. A S S O C I AT E | M A D I S O N INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Author, “Wisconsin’s Equine Activity Liability Law,” eQuester • Author, “Equine Boarding Contracts,” eQuester


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

KATE REDDY

BREENA ROOS

C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

PRODUCT LIABILITY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Speaker, “Legal Ramifications of Commercial UAS Operation in the USA”

• Recipient, Champion for Justice Award, Washington Association of

Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014

ANNE REDMAN PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

• Recipient, Washington Defender Association’s President’s Award, 2014 • Board of Managers, Metrocenter YMCA, 2013–Present

BUSINESS

RICHARD ROSS PA R T N E R | N E W Y O R K BUSINESS

• Advisory Board Member, Pacific Medical Center, 2011–Present • Board Member, Seattle Opera Foundation, 1982–Present • Board Member, Sound Mental Health, 2014–Present

STEPHANIE REGENOLD A S S O C I AT E | B O I S E ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• • • • •

• Leadership Team, Boise Young Professionals • Co-Author, “Examination of Title to Unpatented Mining Claims,”

Board Chairperson, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) Board Member, Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Co-Chair, Perkins Coie African American/Black Lawyers Affinity Group Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee Panelist, National Black Law Students Association 47th Annual National Convention

MELANIE RUBOCKI PA R T N E R | B O I S E

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Mining Law Short Course: Domestic and International Issues • Co-Author, Forest Resources Chapter “The Year in Review 2013,” Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association

BUSINESS

• Listed in Chambers USA for “America’s Leading Corporate/Commercial

Lawyers,” Present

CARLA REYES A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

DANIELLE RYMAN

BUSINESS

PA R T N E R | A N C H O R A G E LABOR

• Author, “Access to Counsel in Removal Proceedings: A Case Study for Exploring

the Legal and Societal Imperative to Expand the Civil Right to Counsel,” University of the District of Columbia Law Review

JILL RIPKE COUNSEL | PHOENIX LABOR

• Listed in Chambers USA for “America’s Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers,” • • • • • •

2014 Co-Chair, Employment Law Section, Alaska Bar Association Co-Editor, The Employment Law Newsletter, Perkins Coie Speaker, “Labor and Employment Law Issues in the Construction Industry” Speaker, “Current Trends in Employment Law” Speaker, Anchorage Society for Human Resources Management Speaker, “Social Media & the Workplace: Considerations for Directors and CEOs”

• Listed in Arizona Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2014

FREDERICK RIVERA PA R T N E R

| S E AT T L E

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• • • • •

Listed in The Best Lawyers In America, 2013–Present Trustee, King County Bar Foundation, 2014–Present Board Member, The Martinez Foundation, 2008–Present Speaker, 2014 MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference Speaker, American Conference Institute’s Consumer Finance Class Actions & Litigation Conference

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

HEIDI SACHS

VINAY SATHE

O F C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

COUNSEL | SAN DIEGO

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark

• Co-Chair, Commnexus, Digital Media Specialists Group

Professionals, 2012–2014 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2003–Present • Listed in Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2013–2014 • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2007–Present

ROBERT SAKA A S S O C I AT E

| S E AT T L E

BUSINESS

• Author, “Confidential Ideas & Independent Contractors: Trade Secret

Ownership in the Age of the Hired Gun,” Hastings Business Law Journal, 10 Hastings Bus. L.J. 254

JOHN SCHNURER PA R T N E R

| SAN DIEGO

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and

Attorneys as a “Future Litigation Star” • Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2013–2014 • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2012–2014 • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, Litigation Bronze Band,

2012–2014 • Listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition as a “California Super

Lawyer” in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation, 2009–2014 • Panelist, U.S. International Trade Commission Presentation and Panel,

CHRISTINE SALMI SENIOR COUNSEL | BOISE COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Perkins Coie

BARBARA SCHUSSMAN PA R T N E R

| SAN FRANCISCO

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES • • • • • • •

Vice Chair, Appellate Practice Section, Idaho State Bar, 2014–Present Chair, Perkins Coie Community Service Committee, 2012–2014 Chair, Perkins Coie Boise Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present Mentor, Idaho Women Lawyers’ Mentor-Mentee Program, 2001–Present Board Member, Mountain States Group, 2014 –Present Board Member, DisAbility Rights Idaho, 2013–2014 Speaker, Go Lead Idaho Annual Gala

MARTHA SANDOVAL C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Environment Lawyers” and

“America’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers,” 2013–Present • Speaker, Transportation and Land Use Recent Court Filings: Legal Review of

Recent California Transportation and Land Use Rulings and Legislation • Speaker, Recent Land Use/Transportation Court Rulings,

Women’s Transportation Seminar • Speaker, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) 2014 Guidelines

Amendment Roundtable, Association of Environmental Professionals • Speaker, CEQA Case Studies & Hypotheticals, CEQA Point/Counterpoint,

California Preservation Organization Workshop • Speaker, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Primer: Setting the

Groundwork, An Overview of NEPA Basics, CLE International NEPA Conference • Advisory Board Member, Consulting and Business Development Center,

University of Washington Foster School of Business, 2011–Present • Ambassador, Business Law Section Ambassador Program, American Bar Association, 2012–2014

RAJIV SARATHY

• Speaker, Continuing Legal Education International California Wetlands

Conference, NEPA and Corps Permits

MINDY SHERMAN PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

PA R T N E R | B E L L E V U E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY • Advisory Board Member, Georgetown University Advanced Commercial

Leasing Institute • Speaker, “Intellectual Property Protection at the Edge,” 8th Annual

Pacific Northwest AIAA Technical Symposium, 2014 • Panelist, 2014 Update on Doing Business in India, Perkins Coie • Co-Chair, 19th Annual Intellectual Property Institute, Washington State Bar Association

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Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

• Speaker, “Baskets, Floors and Ceilings, Are We Negotiating a Deal or Decorating

a House? Key Negotiating Points in Shopping Center Purchase Agreements,” International Conference of Shopping Centers Law Conference • Speaker, “Do the Right Thing - What is the Ethical Lawyer to do?”


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

SARAH SHINE

GRACE HAN STANTON

COUNSEL | ANCHORAGE

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

LABOR

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Chambers USA for “America’s Leading Labor and Employment • • • • • • •

Lawyers,” 2014 Vice President, Gold Nugget Triathlon Board Member, Alaska Supreme Court Fairness, Diversity, and Equality Committee Speaker, 14th Annual Comprehensive Employment Law Seminar Speaker, Social Media and the Workplace Speaker, Hot Employment Issues for ANC Directors Speaker, Technology & Today’s Workplace Chair, Perkins Coie Anchorage Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present

CATHERINE SIMONSEN A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

• Listed in Seattle’s Best Lawyers’ as “Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year,” 2015 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law; Litigation -

Intellectual Property; Trademark Law, 2013–2014 • Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2013–2014 • Listed in World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading

Trademark Professionals, 2012–2014 • Founder and Board Member, Northwest Wakesurf Association

KATHLEEN STETSKO COUNSEL | CHICAGO COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION • Listed in Super Lawyers as an “Illinois Rising Star,” 2012–2014 • Founder, President and Chair of the Board, Minds Matter of Seattle • Governance Board Member, Minds Matter National

KRISTIN SMITH

BARRY STRATFORD A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O PERSONAL PLANNING

• Selected as one of 16 attorneys statewide to the State Bar of Arizona’s

Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2014/2015 • Board Member, Children’s Home + Aid Associate Board

ODIN SMITH S E N I O R C O U N S E L | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C .

SAMANTHA STURGIS COUNSEL | DENVER BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES • Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Colorado Rising Star,” 2010, 2012–2014 • Co-Author, “BIA Regulation Could Upend Tribal Law In Alaska,” Law360,

June 2014

MICHAEL SONG C O U N S E L | LO S A N G E L E S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Super Lawyers and Los Angeles Magazine as a “Rising Star,”

2013–2014

EVELYN SROUFE PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Business Lawyers,”

2005–2014 • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2004–2014 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, Securities, Securities

/ Capital Markets Law, 2005–Present


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

DOMINGO SUCH, III

JOANNA THIES

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

COUNSEL | DENVER

PERSONAL PLANNING

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Selected by Worth magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 estate planning • • • • • • • • • • • •

attorneys in the United States Listed in Who’s Who in America Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts & Estates, 2012–Present Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Pro Bono Counsel, Midwest Asian American Student Union Coordinator, CAPAL-MAASU Public Service Scholarship, Conference of Asian Pacific American Leadership Author, “Innovative ESOP Transaction Structures,” The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) Issue Brief Speaker, “Taxes, Taxes: What Can We Do About Taxes?”, CFA Society Philadelphia – High Net Worth and Family Wealth Conference Speaker, “Final IRS Sect. 67(e) Regs for Estate and Trust Taxpayers: Applying the Required 2% Deduction Floor,” Stafford Webinar Speaker, Chicago Estate Planning Diversity Committee Initiative, Loyola University Chicago Speaker, Advance Estate Planning, Family Business Stewardship Institute Speaker, “Is the World Really Flat for U.S. Families Investing Abroad?”, Sustainable Family Office Operations and Management Conference Speaker, “Planning for Spouses and Beneficiaries: Best Practices under ATRA, DOMA, and Hillman,” American Law Institute Seminar

• Author, “EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Remove Reference to ASTM E1527-05 in

All Appropriate Inquiries Rule,” Synergy Environmental, Inc. Newsletter • Speaker, Land and Mineral Ownership in the U.S.

CHRISTOPHER TOM A S S O C I AT E | S A N F R A N C I S C O ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Board Member, Family Bridges, Inc.

PETER TRACEY PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C . COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, The Promoting Active Children Everywhere (P.A.C.E.)

Fitness Foundation Inc., 2009–Present

FABIOLA SUWANTO

CARYN TROMBINO

PA R T N E R | S H A N G H A I

PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

PERSONAL PLANNING

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Vice-Chair, China Committee of the ABA Section of International Law,

American Bar Association, 2014–2015

KARA TATMAN A S S O C I AT E | P O R T L A N D

• Listed in Law & Politics as an “Illinois Rising Star” in White Collar

Criminal Defense, 2012–Present • City Leader, Chicago Chapter of Women’s White Collar Defense Association • Co-Chief Editor, Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly Blog, launched in 2014 • Moderator, “Women & White Collar: Building Your Career and Developing Your

BUSINESS • • Co-Chair, Associates Committee, The Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice,

2012–Present • Co-Presenter, “Key Negotiating Points in Private Acquisition Agreements,” Oregon State Bar Business Law, 2014

AMANDA TESSAR PA R T N E R | D E N V E R INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Practice,” New York Chapter of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance and Perkins Coie Panelist, “Confronting and Managing Parallel Investigations,” ABA 28th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime Panelist, “A Lawyer’s Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility,” Chicago Bar Association Author, “Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Warrantless Cell Phone Searches,” Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, June 2014 Author, “CFPB Fires Warning Shot Over Deceptive Credit Card Interest Rate Promos,” Perkins Coie White Collar Briefly, September 2014

MARGRET TRUAX C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• • • •

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Named by Super Lawyers as a “Colorado Super Lawyer,” 2013–2014 Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, Litigation, 2012–2014 Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee Chair, Perkins Coie Denver Office Diversity Committee, 2014

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

• Author, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Creates Compliance

Challenges for HRAs and Other Arrangements,” Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

AMY TUCKER

KATHERINE WAX

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

PERSONAL PLANNING

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Board Member, Seattle Infant Development Center

• Vice President and Co-Chair, Governance Committee, 2014–Present,

Board Member, 2013–Present, Pratt Fine Arts Center

JOSEPHINE TUNG A S S O C I AT E | C H I C A G O COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Selected to the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section Newsletter Committee,

Editorial Board, Washington State Bar Association, 2013–Present

MEREDITH WEINBERG C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

• Board Member, University of Michigan Law School’s Student Funded Fellowship

MICHELLE UMBERGER PA R T N E R | M A D I S O N INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Speaker, “When It Rains It Pours: Regulating Stormwater” • Speaker, “Development Tips on 404, Water & Protected Species Issues”

JUDITH WEISS • Listed in Madison’s Best Lawyers’ as “Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the

Year,” 2015 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent, 2013–Present • Speaker, “Patent Litigation 2014,” University of Chicago Gleacher Center • Speaker, “Patent Litigation Defense: Strategies for Corporate Counsel,” Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices of Perkins Coie

PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X BUSINESS

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Business Lawyers,” 2004–2014 • Chair, Arizona Child Welfare Committee • Board Member, Member of Executive Committee, Children’s Action Alliance

JENNIFER UNDERSTAHL

ERIC WESENBERG

PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X

PA R T N E R | PA LO A LTO

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Recognized by Arizona Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2014 • Council Chair, Women’s Leadership Initiative Arizona District,

Urban Land Institute • Chair, Perkins Coie Phoenix Office Diversity Committee

• Co-Author, Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook, Third ed., 2014 Supplement • Speaker, Chinese National Federation of Industries Seminars: Advanced U.S.

Federal Court Litigation Strategies • Speaker, “Advanced Legal Strategies for Litigating Patent Disputes in U.S.

Federal Court: Fact / Expert Depositions and Claim Construction Techniques”

LINDA WALTON PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

CHRISTINE WILLIAMS

LABOR

S E N I O R C O U N S E L | LO S A N G E L E S BUSINESS

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Individuals;

Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management, 2012–Present

YINGLI WANG A S S O C I AT E | LO S A N G E L E S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a Notable Practitioner: Life Sciences

(International Firms) - China, 2014

• Lecturer, Maryland Judicial Institute


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

JAMES WILLIAMS

KRISTINE WILSON

PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

PA R T N E R | B E L L E V U E

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Recipient, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington’s Civil Libertarian • • • • • • • • • • • •

Award, 2014 Recipient, President’s Award, Washington Defender Association, 2014 Recipient, Champion for Justice Award, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014 Recipient, Loren Miller Bar Association Social Justice Award, 2014 Co-Chair, WSBA Leadership Institute Elected to the American Law Institute, 2014 Speaker, “Willfully Blind–The Implications of Wilbur v. City of Mt. Vernon,” The Defender Initiative’s Fourth Annual Conference on Public Defense Speaker, “The Resurrection of Gideon’s Trumpet–Wilbur v. City of Mt. Vernon,” Loren Miller Bar Association Speaker, “Advanced Bankruptcy: Navigating Complex Bankruptcy Cases and Related Ethical Issues,” King County Bar Association CLE Board Member, American Bar Insurance Plans Consultants, Inc., 2011–Present Board Member, Treehouse, 2000–Present Board Member, The Seattle Foundation, 2010–2014 Chair, Perkins Coie Seattle Office Diversity Committee, 2014–Present

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics as a “Washington Rising Star,”

2010, 2012–2014 • Board Member and Gen-Rising Committee Co-Chair,

YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish, 2012 –Present • Panelist, ZINO Vino, Spirits, Cider & Brew Liquid Assets Forum

JULIE WILSON-MCNERNEY A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Board Member, QLaw Foundation, 2014–Present

CARMEN WONG A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

NANCY WILLIAMS PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

• Vice President, Asian Bar Association of Washington, 2014

LABOR

KRIS YOSHIZAWA C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E • Listed in Chambers USA for “America’s Leading Labor and Employment

Lawyers,” Ranked Senior Statesman, 2012–Present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment, 1995–Present • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2003–Present

BUSINESS

• Treasurer, Asian Bar Association of Washington

LAURA ZAGAR BOBBIE WILSON

PA R T N E R | S A N D I E G O

PA R T N E R | S A N F R A N C I S C O

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Board Member, Executive Board, Bar Association of San Francisco • Named one of the “Top 100 Women Lawyers” in California by Daily Journal, 2014 • Recognized by The Recorder in its annual “Women Leaders in Tech Law” list, • • • •

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2013–2014 Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as an “IP Star,” 2013–2014 and “Top 250 Women in IP,” 2013–2014 Named by Daily Journal as one of the “Top 75 Women Lawyers”, 2011, 2014 Received the National Law Journal’s Pro Bono Award Listed in “Northern California Super Lawyers,” Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines, 2013–2014

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

• Executive Board Member, Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy • Speaker, 16th Annual Conference on Energy In California • Speaker, “Roles of the Key Federal Agencies: Bureau of Land Management,”

Comprehensive Conference on Tribal Environmental Quality Protection


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