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DIVERSITY DRIVING EXCELLENCE

1L DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM TURNS 25

Meet six of our superstars HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2015 DIVERSITY RETREAT

Community, programming and the new ambassador program COLLABORATION + DIVERSITY

A word from our expert, Karen Kahn


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A M E S S A G E F R O M O U R F I R M W I D E M A N A G I N G PA R T N E R

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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 : C O M M I T T E D T O F O S T E R I N G A C U LT U R E T H AT P R O M O T E S 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 L I F E T I M E A C H I E V E M E N T AWA R D — L A U R A N E E B L I N G , O F C O U N S E L

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N AT I O N A L P R O G R A M M I N G A N D P I P E L I N E I N I T I AT I V E S

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F R O M 1 L D I V E R S I T Y F E L LO W S T O A C A R E E R AT P E R K I N S C O I E

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2015 C O M M I T T E E M E M B E R S H I P

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AROUND THE FIRM: AFFINITY GROUPS

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L AW Y E R S O F C O LO R / LG B T / L AW Y E R S W I T H D I S A B I L I T I E S R E T R E AT

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2015 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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C O L L A B O R AT I O N + D I V E R S I T Y : S U C C E S S I S P O S S I B L E N O W M O R E T H A N E V E R : A W O R D F R O M O U R E X P E R T, K A R E N K A H N

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PA R T N E R P R O M O T I O N S

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SENIOR COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

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COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

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D I V E R S I T Y C H A M P I O N AWA R D , PA R T N E R / S E N I O R C O U N S E L — PA U L H I R O S E

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NEW HIRES

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S T R AT E G I C A L L I A N C E S

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N AT I O N A L D I V E R S I T Y H O N O R S

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D I V E R S I T Y C H A M P I O N AWA R D , T E A M — M A R C E L I A S A N D T H E P O L I T I C A L L AW G R O U P

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A R O U N D T H E F I R M : 2 0 1 5 LO C A L D I V E R S I T Y C O M M I T T E E H I G H L I G H T S

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D I V E R S I T Y C H A M P I O N AWA R D , S TA F F — PAT T I S I M M O N S

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CHAMBERS USA

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS, APPOINTMENTS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

ON THE COVER

From 1L Diversity Fellows to a Career At Perkins Coie, clockwise from top left: Adrian Torres, Associate; Sunita Bali, Associate; Rob Saka, Associate; Stephanie Hirano, Partner

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Table of Contents


A MESSAGE FROM OUR FIRMWIDE MANAGING PARTNER

JOHN DEVANEY Ten years ago, Perkins Coie established diversity as a core value of the firm and committed ourselves to becoming second to none in this area. Through the exceptional work of our Diversity team and commitment by our lawyers and staff, we have made significant progress over the past decade. We have grown our community of diverse lawyers as well as the number of diverse lawyers in leadership positions. We have an exceptional in-house Diversity team that has set up the infrastructure, training and institutional mindset required to be successful. In turn, our people have embraced diversity as a core value so it has become a recognizable component of our culture. But the diversity journey is never-ending. If we are going to be second to none in diversity, as we committed to do, we have much more to do. We need to do better in recruiting diverse lawyers and giving them opportunities and a support system to succeed, and we need to continue to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in firm leadership. These are priorities for our firm, and we are taking affirmative steps to improve our performance in these areas.

John Devaney Firmwide Managing Partner

As Managing Partner, I do not take lightly my responsibility to lead our continued progress—not just because diversity is the right thing to do, but because I truly believe that ensuring we have a diverse group of lawyers and staff members to serve our clients is one of the best things we can do to build a stronger and more resilient firm, meet the increasing demand of our clients who want to be served by diverse legal teams, and enrich the future of the legal profession. So, just as I am proud to introduce this impressive publication summarizing our diversity accomplishments over the last year, I also want to reaffirm my personal pledge to do everything I can to support our firm’s diversity efforts and our diverse lawyers. With your help and support, I am confident our positive trajectory will continue.

A Message from Our Firmwide Managing Partner

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

THERESA CROPPER We are pleased to present the 10th edition of the Perkins Coie Diversity Year in Review—Driving Excellence. In this issue we celebrate community, collaboration and growth. Over the last ten years, we have continued to build on a culture of inclusion designed for all individuals to thrive at the firm. We have also developed and implemented innovative and progressive policies and initiatives, creating a wealth of opportunities that provide flexibility to our diverse lawyers so they can continue their success and advance in their careers. This publication also chronicles our community building, leadership training and development, national sponsorships, national programming, client and industry surveys, retreats, affinity groups and flexibility programs. Theresa Cropper Chief Diversity Officer

This edition looks at six former 1L Fellows who decided to grow their successful legal careers with Perkins Coie. In addition, it provides an overview of the 3rd Biennial 2015 Lawyers of Color/LGBT/ Lawyers with Disabilities Retreat held on May 28-30, 2015, whose key themes included cross-selling, authenticity and “covering.” From pipeline programs to specialized diversity training for firm leaders, the 10th edition highlights and celebrates diversity and inclusion at Perkins Coie. At Perkins Coie, we are committed to supporting the growth and development of a workplace that reflects the richness of the communities in which we live and work. In order to accomplish our commitment, we work together to advance diversity and inclusion not just within our firm, but also in the world beyond. Thank you to everyone who has contributed their time and talent to this effort.

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A Message from Our Chief Diversity Officer


STRATEGIC DIVERSITY COMMITTEE COMMITTED TO FOSTERING A CULTURE THAT PROMOTES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION NOW IN ITS TENTH YEAR, the Strategic Diversity Committee (SDC) continues to develop firmwide diversity strategies and goals that are used to guide the implementation of existing programs and the creation of new strategic diversity initiatives. The SDC focuses on recruitment, retention, promotion and community. Initiatives created and managed by the SDC include:

Diversity Resource Checklist

Diversity Champions Awards

Launched in 2011, this resource assists partners in fulfilling their individual commitments to diversity by helping them find tangible, practical ways to invest in diversity and inclusion at the firm. Each partner is asked to personally commit to completing five to ten action items each year from this checklist.

Launched in 2014, this internal annual program recognizes individuals and teams that embrace and support the firm’s commitment to driving excellence and diversity. Throughout this publication we highlight our recent Diversity Champions Award recipients.

The SDC includes several members of firm leadership— the Firmwide Managing Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Chief Personnel Officer and Chief Operating Officer—in addition to various leaders of our affinity groups.

STRATEGIC DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS* JOSE LOPEZ | C H I C A G O CHAIR

ROBERT MAHON | S E AT T L E

KARIN SCHERNER ALDAMA | P H O E N I X

JUSTIN MOON | S E AT T L E

SHYLAH ALFONSO | S E AT T L E

TINA MOSS | N E W Y O R K

DANIELLE BENDERLY | P O R T L A N D

DEBORAH PHILLIPS | S E AT T L E

DEBRA BERNARD | C H I C A G O

RICHARD ROSS | N E W Y O R K

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

LAURA NEEBLING | S E AT T L E MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT

THERESA CROPPER | C H I C A G O JOHN DEVANEY | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . DARRIN EMERICK | H E A D Q U A R T E R S JAVIER GARCIA | LO S A N G E L E S STEVE HEDBERG | H E A D Q U A R T E R S DAPHNE HIGGS | S E AT T L E ALLAN LOW | S A N F R A N C I S C O

THE STRATEGIC DIVERSITY COMMITTEE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW DIVERSITY CHAMPION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Promoting diversity goes beyond a single contribution or a single year. Therefore, the SDC created a Diversity Champion Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has opened doors for women lawyers, lawyers of color, LGBT lawyers and lawyers with disabilities, along with a continuing record of supporting diversity efforts and initiatives throughout their career at Perkins Coie.

*As of December 31, 2015 Strategic Diversity Committee

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT LAURA NEEBLING O F C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E

OF COUNSEL LAURA NEEBLING KEEPS THE DIVERSITY NEEDLE MOVING As chair of Perkins Coie’s Executive Committee for nearly eight years before stepping down at the end of 2015, Laura Neebling made a point of using her agendasetting power to keep the firm’s strategic goal of advancing diversity front and center. When Neebling was named chair of the 15-member committee in 2008, Perkins Coie became one of just a few large U.S. law firms with a woman in this top post. Her shift from the firm’s busy Real Estate and Land Use practice to the governing body with final authority on important firm issues was simultaneous with the hiring of Theresa Cropper as Chief Diversity Officer—a position new to law firms at that time. From the outset, Neebling saw Cropper as a true colleague and teamed with her in a quest to move the diversity needle at the firm. “Increasing diversity has been one of the firm’s strategic goals for some time, and it is of particular interest to me. I made sure Theresa got on the Executive Committee agenda on a regular basis, to provide status reports on diversity efforts, to discuss challenges, and to give her an opportunity to seek support for a particular diversity initiative,” Neebling said. “Even if you can’t control the result because you’re just one vote, by putting diversity on the agenda it makes the conversation important and a normal thing to talk about.” During her tenure, Neebling created and chaired the committee’s Diversity Working Group, which served as a forum for exploring

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Diversity Champion Lifetime Achievement Award

key initiatives needing full committee support, such as those aimed at enlarging the pool of diverse legal candidates, retaining diverse attorneys, advancing more diverse attorneys into the partnership, supporting the advancement of more diverse partners into the upper tiers of the partnership, and increasing placement of diverse lawyers in leadership positions firmwide. “As chair of the Executive Committee you are in charge of process, and you can make the process more receptive and more supportive and more informed on whatever issues you care the most about,” Neebling said.

INCREASING DIVERSITY HAS BEEN ONE OF THE FIRM’S STRATEGIC GOALS FOR SOME TIME. Neebling, a 27-year veteran of Perkins Coie, recognized the importance of increasing diversity in the practice of law even before joining the firm. While studying at the University of Chicago Law School, she encountered the thinking of feminist legal scholars like Catharine MacKinnon. “The numbers of women and lawyers of color then weren’t what they are these days in law school. They were much lower, so it was much more obvious, more apparent, the kind of work we had to do to provide greater opportunities in the profession to lawyers who were not straight white males. When I came to Perkins, I just brought that with me, and a lot of other people at the firm were thinking along the same lines,” Neebling said.

Perkins Coie presented Neebling with its inaugural Diversity Champion Lifetime Achievement Award for her sustained commitment and her leadership on diversity initiatives, which has inspired and guided diverse attorneys and the firm as a whole. “These issues of changing the composition of what we look like and who we are have mattered to me for a long time, so I’m really honored by this award,” Neebling said. “But I’m also humbled by it. I’ve always talked about the importance of diversity and worked on it with other partners and other people at the firm who care about diversity every bit as much as I do. To the extent we’ve made progress, it’s definitely been a team effort.” When asked about what drives her diversity leadership, Neebling remarked, “It is my own sense of balance and fairness. I really believe that we make better decisions for our clients when we can relate to their problems. I also think we make better decisions as a group when we bring different perspectives to the table and different understandings of people and the world—and I’ve always thought that.” Neebling believes that diversity in the leadership pipeline is key. “You need to get a critical mass of thinkers and decision-makers on key committees. Diverse membership leads to better decision making by those committees, and it also creates a pool of talent that builds on itself and leads to more placements of diverse lawyers in top leadership positions,” she said. “We’re making progress, and we’re getting there. We just need to keep at it, to keep moving step by step in the right direction.” ◀


NATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND PIPELINE INITIATIVES THE DIVERSITY DEPARTMENT HOSTED ITS THIRD ANNUAL 1L SUMMER ASSOCIATE RETREAT IN SEATTLE on June 16-17,

2015. Thirteen 1L summer associates working across nine offices came together for substantive programming and networking opportunities. The two-day retreat focuses on 1Ls navigating through their summer experiences and shared discussions on key traits demonstrated by successful attorneys. The guest speaker, Justice Steven Gonzalez of the Washington State Supreme Court, shared his perspective of the legal profession while diverse panels of firm partners, counsel and associates offered an inside look at Perkins Coie. ON MAY 28-30, MULTIPLE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FIRM ATTENDED THE NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION'S (NBLSA) 47TH ANNUAL CONVENTION HELD IN PORTLAND. Serving as the title sponsor for the 8th consecutive

year, the Diversity department continues to build the student pipeline by supporting national minority law student associations. The firm hosted two panels, “Career Paths—Doing the Deals: The Transaction Side of Practicing Law” and “Careers on the Horizon: Energy and Environmental Law.” During the convention, the firm conducted mock interviews to help identify strong possible candidates for fall recruitment. Perkins Coie attendees included Partners Bruce Dick, Richard Ross and Tom Lindley; Counsel Rose Alappat; Director of Recruiting & Retention Mike Gotham; Chief Diversity Officer Theresa Cropper and Senior Diversity Manager Tanya Johnson. PERKINS COIE HOSTED ITS ANNUAL BUSINESS ETIQUETTE PROGRAM FOR SCHOLARS OF THE JUST THE BEGINNING FOUNDATION’S SUMMER LEGAL INSTITUTE, a pre-law program

geared toward upper-level high school students. The Chicago office held their event on July 30 for approximately 45 students, while the Washington, D.C. office held their event on July 16 for 35 students. Chief Diversity Officer Theresa Cropper conducted a business etiquette seminar earlier in the day in which the students developed their communication and networking skills. The students were able to practice their 30-second elevator speeches and interact with the Perkins Coie staff at the event. Just the Beginning Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to develop and nurture an interest in law among young persons from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession. ◀

FIRMWIDE DIVERSITY TRAINING AND EDUCATION THE DIVERSITY DEPARTMENT held the first-ever senior staff leadership training in Seattle, which was facilitated by diversity consultant Vernā Myers. With over 40 selected participants, the session provided insight and opportunities to educate senior management on understanding diversity and inclusion at their firms. The training was well-received. THE FIRM HELD A THREE-PART TRAINING SESSION FOR JUNIOR ASSOCIATES to gain feedback and insight on the

firm’s finances and practice group resources at the Lawyers of Color/LGBT/Lawyers with Disabilities Retreat. Chief Diversity Officer Theresa Cropper led the first session, providing detailed information to junior associates on how to succeed at the firm. In the second session, Firm Managing Partner John Devaney and Chief Financial Officer Rick Johnson helped associates understand the impact of their actions on the firm’s financial success. The final session, “Understanding Practice Services,” provided junior associates practical, hands-on advice on when and how to access practice group resources. ◀

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rob Saka, Associate; Stephanie Hirano, Partner; Adrian Torres, Associate; Sunita Bali, Associate

FROM 1L DIVERSITY FELLOWS TO A CAREER AT PERKINS COIE The 1L Diversity Fellowship program has paved a steady road to change by opening the door for diverse students to experience practice at a large law firm. The program, which provides each diverse law student a $7,500 academic scholarship and paid summer associate position, began in the Seattle office in 1991 and has since then touched 100 diverse students across 11 Perkins Coie offices. As the Fellowship program hits the 25-year mark, six former fellows reflect upon how the program has impacted their careers and led them to take root at Perkins Coie. The former fellows cite the feeling of community, the sense of inclusion, opportunities for mentorship and the firm’s commitment to diversity as the elements that made them choose Perkins Coie.

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From 1L Diversity Fellows to a Career at Perkins Coie

COMMUNITY “It starts and ends with the people that make up the firm,” explains Washington, D.C. Associate Adrian Torres. “It’s important to have great working relationships.” Portland Associate Edward Choi agrees: “The people I met in the interviewing process made Perkins’ culture stand out. There weren’t the same formalities. Conversations were free flowing and it was much more comfortable.” Sunita Bali says: “My 1L Fellowship summer at Perkins Coie was enjoyable. The people were great, and I worked with people I liked and respected. I developed good relationships in and outside of my practice group. Everyone I encountered expressed interest in my growth. I was more than a disposable resource to the firm.” The firm has developed a 1L Diversity Summer Associate Retreat to facilitate 1L Fellows coming together to receive best practices on navigating the law firm culture. Adrian says: “The attorneys and staff at Perkins Coie are smart and diligent at what they do, but what sets them apart is their character. The attorneys I work with, for example, jump at the opportunity to offer advice and mentorship, and that advice flows naturally—which is important for young associates who tend to hesitate to ask questions or seek advice. Often we think of law firms as these stoic entities with rigid barriers separating partners, associates, and staff. But at Perkins Coie that rigid hierarchical structure has been diminished by mutual respect and appreciation for everyone on the team.”


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Edward Choi, Associate; Margret Truax, Counsel

INCLUSION A sense of inclusion in an unfamiliar culture is one of the reasons why Seattle Counsel Margret Truax has grown her career at Perkins Coie: “Before the fellowship, I had zero exposure to attorneys. I didn’t have any in my family. I didn’t know any. Just being able to talk to other lawyers and see what their daily routines were really sold me on the firm.” First-generation lawyers don’t have the benefit of parents or grandparents to follow into the legal profession. Some firstgeneration lawyers may even come from families where they are also the first to graduate from college. Programs like the 1L Diversity Fellowship provide information and connections for those who are passionate about a career in law but need guidance on making choices. Programs like the 1L Diversity Fellowship provide information and connections for those who are passionate about a career in law but need guidance on making choices. Similar to Margret, Edward benefited from the exposure that the 1L Diversity Fellowship afforded him. He says, “I came from a Korean-American background, a first-generation immigrant family. I don’t think I was exposed to the world of lawyers at all—even my exposure to the world of a professional office environment was pretty limited, so the 1L summer program really helps to get an idea what the professional work environment is like. Obviously you learn a lot about law and how to write a memo, but I feel that the 1L summer experience was definitely unique for someone like me.” MENTORING One essential piece of the 1L Diversity Fellowship program is mentors, but often the best mentorships happen organically. Seattle Partner Stephanie Hirano says: “Steve Koh, who was the hiring chair at the time, really took the 1L fellows under his wing. He would meet up with us on a regular basis; we would go to a baseball game or lunch. It wasn’t scheduled and it wasn’t part of the program, but he looked out for us. I remember it fondly and he remains one of my favorite people. I definitely point people toward him when they are summer associates because he is an amazing person and he cares, and it was so clear that he cared about us on a personal level and asked were we happy, were we doing well, were we getting the kind of work we wanted—so they definitely should be exposed to folks like that.”

Investing in the 1L Diversity Fellows’ success was another important aspect to the 1L experience. Seattle Associate Rob Saka says: “I heard through various channels in the legal industry about Perkins’ demonstrated commitment in advancing diversity and addressing the significant problem about the lack of diversity in the legal profession. Perkins had a program to combat this challenge. To my understanding, Perkins Coie is one of the early adopters of this kind of program, to place diverse 1Ls into large law firm environments with the notion that you are going to train and develop these folks to hire them. In short, it is Perkins’ demonstrated commitment to diversity that I feel is very important.”

I HEARD THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS IN THE LEGAL INDUSTRY ABOUT PERKINS COIE’S DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT IN ADVANCING DIVERSITY AND ADDRESSING THE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM ABOUT THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION. In addition to showcasing the firm’s commitment to diversity, Stephanie shared: “The Fellowship gives you a sense of confidence that maybe others don’t have going into their second summer. I wanted to learn from the best people that would take an interest in my training and development, and those people were at Perkins Coie.” For Perkins Coie, the plan isn’t for the program to conclude at the end of the summer. Instead, Perkins Coie strives to continuously nurture and promote our diverse 1Ls from fellowship to associate to partner. There are many diversity programs that receive well-deserved praise—diversity retreats, affinity group initiatives and local committee events draw attention to diversity goals. And then there are programs that are more subtle and yet make a difference by holding a singular focus and pursuing it consistently. The 1L Diversity Fellowship is such a program.◀

From 1L Diversity Fellows to a Career at Perkins Coie

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2015 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

There are almost 490 lawyers at all levels of practice serving on the firm’s nearly 140 committees and subcommittees. Firm committees serve many wide-ranging functions, from handling office-specific artwork acquisitions to managing firmwide policy. The firm actively ensures that its committees (and, by extension, its pool of future leaders) are appropriately diverse.

DIVERSITY IN FIRM COMMITTEES Diverse individuals who chair firmwide committees (8) PRO BONO COMMITTEE JULIA MARKLEY

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

AT TO 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

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LAURA NEEBLING

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

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 C O M M I T T E E DEBORAH PHILLIPS

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

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2015 Commitee Membership


2015 COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

2015 COMMITEE DEMOGRAPHICS The table below reflects the number of lawyers serving on committees, regardless of the number of committees on which they serve. Each lawyer is counted once. The diversity composition shown here reflects statistics as of December 31, 2015.

111 PARTNERS 7

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

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ASSOCIATES, COUNSEL AND OTHER ATTORNEYS 4 24

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN ASIAN

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

TWO OR MORE RACES

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TWO OR MORE RACES

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LG B T

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SENIOR COUNSEL

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FEMALE LG B T

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

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

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TWO OR MORE RACES

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FEMALE LG B T DISABLED

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AROUND THE FIRM: AFFINITY GROUPS AFFINITY GROUPS ARE a key to the success of diversity at the firm. Our affinity groups develop educational programming, assist with business and professional development opportunities, maintain relationships with national minority bar associations and foster community. The affinity groups are important sources of support, development and networking for our diverse lawyers. The firm supports the following affinity groups.

African American/Black Lawyers

Lawyers with Disabilities

The African American Affinity Group was formed to support African American/Black Lawyers in building thriving practices, engaging in meaningful work and attaining success. The affinity group strives to support African American/Black attorneys and help connect them to the tools and resources they need to reach their goals.

The Lawyers with Disabilities Affinity Group was launched in 2011 with the primary goal of increasing the firm’s recruitment, retention and promotion of disabled lawyers. The group provides support for our disabled lawyers and a forum for the discussion of issues related to the community of lawyers with disabilities as a whole, including reasonable accommodation, workflow and diversity issues.

Asian Pacific Islander Lawyers The Asian Pacific Islander Affinity Group seeks to reinforce relationships throughout the firm, create business opportunities with clients, volunteer time in their communities and serve as leaders in their fields. Members actively discuss diversity issues and share news in the affinity group’s monthly newsletter. In addition, members attended the National Asian Pacific Islander American Bar Association Annual Convention in New Orleans. More than 1,600 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law students, legal scholars, and elected officials from around the country were in attendance. In addition, members hosted the annual Perkins Coie/Microsoft dinner in concert with the convention.

Latina/o Lawyers The Latina/o Affinity Lawyers Group’s primary vision is to serve as a meaningful resource for the firm’s Latina/o attorneys on matters such as business development, firm advancement, retention, community involvement and professional development. The group hosts quarterly calls in which a different member of the group is highlighted at each meeting allowing the group to learn more about one another’s practice group and industry. The group also participated in the Hispanic National Bar Association in Boston, MA.

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Around the Firm: Affinity Groups

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Lawyers The LGBT affinity group provides support to those who have self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The group’s mission is to provide fellowship and support as well as activism and education on relevant policies and current issues. In addition to participating in pro bono legal and legislative opportunities, the group provides education through firm programs and publications. The group also supports community organizations whose goals include increasing diversity and tolerance in our communities.

Parents The Parents Affinity Group encourages supportive relationships among firm parents by providing a forum for attorneys to share information and resources to support being a working parent. The group also frequently provides feedback to firm management and advocates for parents on issues and policies within the firm. Members meet quarterly and host events such as a Sports Equipment Swap and an Estate Planning seminar.

South Asian/Middle Eastern Lawyers The South Asian/Middle Eastern Lawyers Affinity Group consists of attorneys with backgrounds from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran and other South Asian and Middle Eastern nations. Members participate in discussion around development and retention and also serve as a resource for South Asian summer associates.


AFFINITY GROUPS

Women’s Forum The Perkins Coie Women’s Forum, established in 2006, works to attract, retain and promote women in the firm and to provide leadership and support on issues that impact the firm’s women attorneys. Led by two co-chairs and four subcommittee chairs, the Forum invites broad participation from women in all offices. Its four Subcommittees—Leadership, Marketing & Business Development, Retention & Mentoring and Work/Life Balance—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.

Women of Color

Members of the Asian Pacific Islander Lawyers Affinity Group enjoyed their annual client dinner with Microsoft at the NAPABA Convention.

The Women of Color Affinity Group provides a forum in which the unique issues of importance to women attorneys of color are raised and addressed. The group facilitates dialogue with the firm regarding increasing the hiring and retention of women attorneys of color and developing systems of support and mentoring for women of color in the firm. AFFINITY GROUP CHAIRS AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK LAWYERS

PARENTS

CO-CHAIRS R I C H A R D R O S S , N E W YO R K PHIL THOMPSON, BELLEVUE

CHAIR U L R I K E ( R I K E ) C O N N E L LY, S E AT T L E

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER LAWYERS

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

SOUTH ASIAN/MIDDLE EASTERN LAWYERS CO-CHAIRS PA U L H I R O S E , LO S A N G E L E S A L L A N LO W, S A N F R A N C I S C O

WOMEN’S FORUM LATINA/O LAWYERS CO-CHAIRS V I L M A PA L M A - S O L A N A , LO S A N G E L E S J AV I E R G A R C I A , LO S A N G E L E S

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

CO-CHAIRS TINA MOSS, NEW YORK L I N D A WA LTO N , S E AT T L 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

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) LAWYERS CO-CHAIRS DEBRA BERNARD, CHICAGO D AV I D L A R S E N , LO S A N G E L E S Around the Firm: Affinity Groups

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LAWYERS OF COLOR/LGBT/LAWYERS WITH DISABILITIES RETREAT INVESTING IN OURSELVES, STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY OVER 160 ATTENDEES gathered together to discuss, embrace and celebrate diversity in an inviting environment. The firm hosted our 3rd Biennial 2015 Lawyers of Color/LGBT/Lawyers with Disabilities Retreat (Diversity Retreat) on May 28-30, 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California. This exciting and successful retreat brought together over 160 attendees to discuss,embrace and celebrate diversity in an inviting environment. The 2015 Diversity Retreat’s key themes delved into cross-selling, authenticity and covering. With a thriving mix of Perkins Coie presenters and external speakers, the retreat saw its largest attendance thus far, and the connections and discussions that were made were productive and inspiring.

Retreats are a crucial retention tool strategically designed to provide members of our affinity groups unique opportunities to build organic relationships while in a professional development environment. Our retreats are integral in engaging our diverse lawyers, who learn from and collaborate with one another, and share varied perspectives. Retreats are an opportunity for attendees to become more empowered, renewed and refreshed.

The retreat featured five guest speakers who addressed diversity in various ways: A New Model of Inclusion with Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law; Why Diversity Matters with Donna Brazile, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee; Authenticity with Sunny Hostin, CNN Legal Analyst; Executive Presence with Robert Johnson, Solomon Group LLC Managing Partner; and What I Have Learned from General Counsel with Veta Richardson, Association of Corporate Counsel President and CEO. One of the many highlights and new to the programming was the first Diversity Retreat Ambassador program. This initiative was spearheaded by the Retreat Advisory Committee, which selected an ambassador to welcome for all new retreat attendees. Lawyers who had joined the firm since the 2013 Diversity Retreat were matched with select lawyers who attended previous retreats. The Ambassadors connected with the new lawyers before the Diversity Retreat, met them at least once during the retreat, introduced them to their network and helped them meet attendees of interest to them. Prior to the retreat, 45 partners and senior counsel identified their current clients and dream client introductions. In four facilitated rounds, each lawyer shared information on their practice and listened to four others, making notes on ways to connect and cross-sell needed services. Special thanks go to Partner Ivan Gold, whose outreach to the partners and senior counsel went above and beyond, and to Partner Vivek Chopra, who spearheaded the development of this session, the pre-retreat work and the post-retreat follow-up.

Karen McGaffey, Partner; Mark Birnbaum, Partner; and Jane Rhee, Director of Professional Development at the 2015 Diversity Retreat.

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Lawyers of Color/LGBT/Lawyers with Disabilities Retreat

While many sessions invited all levels of attorneys, there were tracks added to the programming that coincided with where the attorney was currently in their career: Junior Associates, Associates/Senior Associates/Counsel, and Partners/Senior Counsel. This allowed for time focused on professional and business development skills particular to the career stage of the attorneys.


Speakers from the firm who shared their expertise and experiences at the retreat included the following: David Biderman, Mark Birnbaum, Theresa Cropper, Tiffany Cunningham, John Devaney, Bruce Dick, Marc Elias, Mike Gotham, Matthew Gray, Grace Han Stanton, Phil Higdon, Stephanie Hirano, Jose Lopez, Audra Mori, Lucy Park, Deborah Phillips, Richard Ross, Martha Sandoval, John Schnurer and Bobbie Wilson. Besides being together at the presentations and mixers, attendees also had the opportunity to meet with their particular affinity groups, where they took impromptu group photos. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet other diverse lawyers in their specific practice groups and together strategies and ideas. This time allowed everyone to create new and build upon existing relationships with their fellow attorneys.

Partners participating in the Cross-Selling Session.

An important part in addition to sessions and presentations is the time for some recreation and relaxation. Attendees took advantage of the outdoor restaurants, workout facilities, yoga classes and the beach. A pick-up game of basketball and several tennis pairings were also organized. A book club met with author Kenji Yoshino, who discussed his book, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial. Attendees also enjoyed outdoor cocktail receptions and the hospitality suite, which featured an outdoor fire pit, karaoke and a photo booth on opening night. Building community is critical to Perkins Coie's continuing success. Our diverse lawyers are essential, and retreats such as this allow the time to reflect, celebrate and value diversity in the firm. â—€

Kha Dang, Partner and Richard Ross, Partner greet one another at the Diversity Retreat.

A tremendous thank you to the Advisory Committee for the 2015 Lawyers of Color/LGBT/Lawyers with Disabilities Retreat: ROSE ALAPPAT | C O U N S E L | P O R T L A N D

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

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

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

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

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

IVAN GOLD | O F C O U N S E L | P O R T L A N D

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

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

JAMES F. WILLIAMS | PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

Lawyers of Color/LGBT/Lawyers with Disabilities Retreat

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2015 DIVERSITY DEMOGRAPHICS

173 PARTNERS*

ASSOCIATES, COUNSEL AND OTHER ATTORNEYS*

12

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

15

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

22

ASIAN

52

ASIAN

14

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

22

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

107

FEMALE

2 13 194

FEMALE

6

LG B T

2

DISABLED

3

DISABLED

515

TOTAL DIVERSITY*

5

ASIAN

27

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

2

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

79

ASIAN

1

TWO OR MORE RACES

38

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

22

FEMALE

4

LG B T

1

DISABLED

3 20 323 19 6

2015 Diversity Demographics

TWO OR MORE RACES

LG B T

SENIOR COUNSEL*

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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

9

35 *The diversity composition reflects diversity statistics as of December 31, 2015. Lawyers may be included in more than one category.

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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 TWO OR MORE RACES FEMALE LG B T DISABLED


COLLABORATION + DIVERSITY: SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE NOW MORE THAN EVER A WORD FROM OUR EXPERT, KAREN KAHN KAREN B. KAHN, EdD, PCC, is a psychologist and strategic consultant/coach who has exclusively focused on the legal industry for 15 years. She is Managing Partner of Threshold Advisors and author of Daunting to DOable: You CAN Make It Rain.

The cost of exclusion from powerful circles is high. Lawyers from underrepresented groups report fewer opportunities to interface with clients and prospective clients, and have fewer significant relationships with internal decision makers. Lack of weighty connections impacts advancement. The word “collaboration” has been bandied around frequently, especially since the 2015 research of Harvard Professor Heidi Gardner, revealing that the individual lawyer, practice group and law firm that implements collaborative business development strategies drives multiple gains irrespective of the compensation structure. Collaboration also drives internal advancement. I see collaboration, a vehicle through which several people come together to accomplish explicit goals, as the new, 21st-century form of relationship development. Previous, predominantly white male interactions, characterized by chats on the golf course, are very transactional interchanges. Simplistically stated, two individuals talk with the targeted expectation of getting something from the other. Without the appearance of an opportunistic currency, a conversation concludes. Sometimes, “you owe me,” is a part of the equation. On the other hand, collaboration is an evolving relationship based on trust, like and a shared desire to work together. Collaboration is a powerful mechanism to acquire more work from a current client, expand reach throughout a specific industry or exchange resources to assist advancement. Our culture and marketplace is shifting toward valuing collaborative paradigms. This is a welcome change for individuals who have not been able to reap benefits from traditional power venues. When individuals pool their expertise, resources, creativity and relationships, new kinds of streams of power and influences results. Additionally, the increase of diversity in all segments of the legal industry means access to new, greater portals for opportunities. Individuals who know how to collaborate will benefit from news ways of personal engagement.

High-impact, proactive collaboration requires knowing how to form ongoing, strategic discussions with many individuals—the more the better. Leveraging relationships, inside and outside of organizations, necessitates that interactions cease being merely social/informal chats and become conversations that actively identify and offer of a variety of benefits to people around us. When vigorous reciprocity defines our approach to relationships, we employ styles of connection that are more often consistent with our values and comfort zones. The following elements transform relationships from lightly collegial (pleasant and enjoyable) to deeply collaborative (oriented to discovering ways to enable gains for one or both individuals).

1 OVERARCHING PERSPECTIVE: FROM HOPE TO DELIBERATE—An aspect that characterizes many powerful men’s networking style is the belief that “where there is a relationship, there is an opportunity.” They seem to have a vision of accomplishment and then orient their formal and informal conversations in that direction. Many less successful individuals see this goal-centered stance as opportunistic and pushy. Desiring not to impose, many individuals from less powerful segments of legal entities, sequester their needs, and approach potentially fruitful relationships with a “let’s see what happens” attitude. It is difficult to make substantial things occur with this nebulous, spontaneous outlook. Collaborating, be it in a social- or project-oriented context, requires purpose. Approaches that can lead to successful outcomes today are as diverse as the workforce itself. In fact, the more transactional approach employed by traditionally accomplished populations seems to be less successful in the “new normal” than relational approaches that are geared toward learning about people and their pursuits and needs. (It is personally satisfying to experience what was once untraditional and ineffective becoming successful!) While styles may change, adopting a deliberate, goal-centric posture is still needed to achieve A Word from Our Expert

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goals. Implementing the attitude that “I am in charge of the value that I obtain from each conversation, whether the outcome is knowledge, opportunity or fun” sets the foundation for success. Fruitful collaboration, where both/ all individuals involved progress, occurs when there is a clear purpose and an authentic strategy to navigate forward. Diverse approaches can produce success when they are implemented with conscious intentionality.

2 ORIENTATION: ESTABLISHING WIN-WINS—The collaborative individual engages in conversations that explore and discover ways that he/she can help others prosper. The “me centered” focus often implemented in the past appears today to be less fruitful and acceptable in relationship development venues. Executing upon the current trend requires that productive relationship building venture beyond serial, casual “hellos” and “what do you do?” and instead become interactions that explore mutual needs and opportunities. Reciprocal exchanges often ensue. The traditional, direct “ask,” as in asking for business, in this perspective, can still occur, but more appropriately happens within the context of a relationship as opposed to being a declaration on its own (example: “I would like to litigate a matter. Do you have any issues pending for me to work on?”). Instead of the “ask,” an offer to assist when a specific challenge is mentioned during a discussion fits more appropriately into the relational context. Within the scope of a collaborative mentality, it also fits for an individual to make a request of his/her counterpart to discuss a need, obtain advice or procure a resource. This permission-based approach comfortably allows an individual to decline his/ her assistance (example, “I’d rather not talk about work at a picnic.”) yet maintain the bond. When adopting a collaborative approach, an individual adjusts to ways others feel comfortable engaging, listens for ways to provide value and establishes a milieu for mutual assistance.

3 METHODOLOGY: IMPLEMENTING ASKS AND OFFERS— Ask attorneys how they feel about internal or external networking and be on the receiving side of fear, negativity and comments such as “I’d rather go to the dentist.” This usually emanates from a perception that networking requires a one-way, “hitting on others” posture. Reeducation teaching that collaborative conversations thrive on developing and maintaining connection and inclusion based on active interest in others is essential. Asking about opinions and ideas can integrate quiet or less confident individuals into projects. Also, asking questions to others cultivates essential knowledge about ways to help them advance. Offers are a second important ingredient in collaborative relationship

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development. Concrete, specific offers that extend assistance are building blocks of collaborative connections. Particularly beneficial offers include ideas, introductions, information, resources, support, etc. Focusing on finding ways to assist, and receiving offers to assist from others, changes the transactional dynamic (“What do you have to give me?”) perceived to occur among traditional populations to a helpful exchange among peers. This shift decreases many diverse lawyers’ resistance to pursuing professional relationships enabling more to reap benefits from relationships that contribute to advancement.

4 OBJECTIVE: SUSTAINING CONNECTION—Collaboration across all of its uses is based on trust. This requires ongoing contact, growing knowledge about individuals and consistent gestures that provide value. Many diverse lawyers greet the time requirement with images of their traditional colleagues spending afternoons on the golf course, prolonged evening dinners with boring clients and numerous days at conferences, all of which take them away from family and personal pursuits. Such time-consuming activities are not needed. Today, consistent, value-based communications with clients, prospective clients, and connectors to important colleagues can occur over walks, multifamily dinners and even e-mails. Cultivating and sustaining relationships in whatever way fits each person’s style of relating, value system and comfort zone is the new normal for power relationship formation. The important element is respecting the relatively lengthy period needed to build trust, comfort and mutual like. Valuable relationships that advance goals and form lasting, fulfilling connections require attention and active gestures that demonstrate dedication to the others success. When thoughtfulness reigns, formal and informal collaborations thrive. Today, individuals of all backgrounds CAN be a part of networks and relationships that propel them forward. To do so, each must embrace opportunities presented by affinity group relationships, where they are connecting with people with whom they have some similarities; inside their organizations, where collaboration on projects and organizational knowledge creates occasions for conversations; and across industries, where learning about various businesses can form exciting foundations for relationships. Happily, there is no longer only one power club to which one must belong in order to advance. Instead, success in the “new normal” is accessible to all through vigorously collaborating, seeking out points of commonality with others, and consistently taking action based on an authentic desire to positively impact others. ◀


PARTNER PROMOTIONS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016

DONNA BARNETT BELLEVUE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I worked for two utilities before going to law school—first as an arborist, then doing environmental permitting and hydro licensing. I would help prepare license amendment applications, then our outside counsel would litigate for their approval before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. I liked my job, but I always thought the legal work was much more interesting. So I jumped ship, went to law school, and now I’m doing exactly what I hoped I’d be doing. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I love fishing and I’ve caught fish off flies that I tied myself. What was the best professional advice you ever received? Always be a little bit out of your comfort zone. If you reach the point in your profession where you are comfortable and confident in everything you do, it’s time to move on. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Learn to play the banjo.

KATE KEANE WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . POLITICAL LAW

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended D.C. public schools. After law school, I wanted to come back to my “home town” to work in government or politics. The Political Law Group at Perkins Coie was the perfect fit. Every day is different, every client is interesting and our work has a significant impact on issues that have always been important to me. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I am a classically trained singer, with some unusual—and memorable—“gigs” on my resume. I’ve sung at Carnegie Hall and on the Queen Elizabeth II. And in 1993, I was a back-up singer for Don Henley at President Bill Clinton’s MTV Inaugural Ball! What was the best professional advice you ever received? Do a job you love—then it’s not work. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Travel the world with my amazing husband and five wonderful children.

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PARTNER PROMOTIONS

KATHERINE E. PAGE S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I decided to become a litigator during my clerkship at the Washington Supreme Court, where I witnessed both good and not-so-good litigators in action. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? My colleagues might be surprised to know that I was raised on an organic vegetable farm in rural Wisconsin. The nearest town was about 7 miles away and had a population of about 1200 people. The coveted high school summer job was de-tasseling corn, curling was a varsity sport at my high school, “salad” typically consisted of a mixture of Jell-O and fruit cocktail, and the only thing more plentiful in town than bars were churches. What was the best professional advice you ever received? No one ever looks back and wishes they had billed more hours. Focus instead on doing great work. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? If I could retire tomorrow, I would take my family on a trip around the world and write the novel I have always wanted to write, based on stories from our travels. MARTHA SANDOVAL S E AT T L E BUSINESS (CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? I took a consulting course while an undergrad in the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, where we advised local women- and minority-owned businesses on various matters. I knew that I wanted to work with businesses and was contemplating pursuing an MBA or a JD. I asked my client how I would be of the most service, and she said “definitely law” and proceeded to tell me how she called her friend, who was a real estate attorney, all the time for advice. Once I decided to go the law school route, it seemed natural to me that it would be in a transactional practice. This belief was solidified while I was interviewing for 1L Diversity Fellowships and was being toured around by a litigator at another firm who looked at me gleefully when pointing out the “War Room.” As I tell my litigator friends, I like to build relationships. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I love scotch! I discovered this during a Glenfiddich scotch tasting at the 2014 Seattle Business Magazine family business awards. I’ve always disliked whiskey, so this came as quite a surprise. My husband didn’t believe me, until I bought us a bottle for our 21st wedding anniversary (maybe another surprise?). It must be that I prefer the good stuff—single malt scotch whisky. What was the best professional advice you ever received? In my second year, a partner was talking to me about my practice and how I wanted to develop it. He told me that we spend a great deal of time here at work/working, so make sure that I enjoy what I’m doing at least 60% of the time. By the time I hit my 3rd or 4th year, I had identified the type of work I love doing and the type of clients I love working with, and I started focusing on having a practice that combined these two things. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? I’d be spending the bulk of my time convincing my husband that this didn’t mean we’d be packing up and moving to Maui. I’d probably, at least, buy a home on Maui (don’t tell him I’m giving in on this) and then find an organization or two where I could volunteer. Of course, I’d travel and I would definitely get more involved at the University of Washington (go Dawgs!). Frankly, I would go stir crazy—my family will tell you that I live to work, while most of them work to live. Lucky for me, I love my job!

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PARTNER PROMOTIONS

GWENDOLYN A. WILLIAMSON WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . BUSINESS (INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? My dad worked in the asset management industry, and I was always intrigued by it. I got a job out of college as a paralegal in the investment management practice group of a large law firm here in D.C. I saw how the attorneys I worked with got to participate in the business world from a different angle than their clients. This really appealed to me, and I continue to enjoy combining my legal skills, writing talent, and knowledge about the business of asset management to provide advice to our clients. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I’m really not very good at math. What was the best professional advice you ever received? Keep your head down; do a good job. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? Enroll in divinity school, finish my novel, take up the violin again, in no particular order. CHIAN WU S E AT T L E BUSINESS (FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

What inspired or motivated you to pursue your practice area? The excellent partners in my subgroup and our clients, who kept my plate full of interesting and rewarding work. What would your colleagues be surprised to learn about you? I worked with sharks in the Bahamas before law school (some would joke it was good training for my career as a lawyer). What was the best professional advice you ever received? Be a good listener. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do? After retiring, I would like to learn carpentry so that I can remodel my house. I think that would be a satisfying project.

WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE: JEANNIL D. BOJI

AUTUMN NERO

CHICAGO

MADISON

LABOR

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENT LITIGATION)

ALEXANDRA BROMER

MEREDITH WEINBERG

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

S E AT T L E

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

KOURTNEY MUELLER MERRILL DENVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENT LITIGATION)

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SENIOR COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016

MELODY GLAZER

STEVEN HWANG

BHASKAR KAKARLA

MADISON

LO S A N G E L E S

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

PRODUCT LIABILITY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(MASS TORT/TOXIC TORT DEFENSE)

(PATENT PROSECUTION)

COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016

ANNE BEAUMONT

AMY CHANG

NICOLE S. DUNHAM

SAN DIEGO

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

S E AT T L E

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (PATENT PROSECUTION)

PAMELA E. BERKOWITZ

CHELSEA CURFMAN

SARAH GILLSTROM

CHICAGO

DENVER

ANCHORAGE

PERSONAL PLANNING

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

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COUNSEL PROMOTIONS

JOHN GRAY

LOUISE LU

PHOENIX

SAN DIEGO

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(PATENT LITIGATION)

(PATENT LITIGATION)

ALLISON C. HANDY

MEGAN MORRISSEY

S E AT T L E

CHICAGO

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

(FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

HILLARY B. LEVUN

VILMA PALMA-SOLANA

CHICAGO

LO S A N G E L E S

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(WHITE COLLAR& INVESTIGATIONS)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

EDWARD LIN

KARA TATMAN

BELLEVUE

PORTLAND

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

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PARTNER/SENIOR LIFETIME COUNSEL AWARD ACHIEVEMENT

PAUL HIROSE S E N I O R C O U N S E L | LO S A N G E L E S AND AUDRA MORI, PARTNER

SENIOR COUNSEL PAUL HIROSE STEPS IT UP FOR OTHERS As a Japanese American whose parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles in California were sent to internment camps as “enemy non-aliens,” Paul Hirose was raised learning a life lesson that he has applied throughout his successful career as an attorney at Perkins Coie and a leader in the Asian Pacific Islander legal community. “Because of their experience, at the hands of the U.S. government during World War II, my parents always stressed the importance of looking out for and protecting other people,” Hirose said. “My folks were very socially conscious, saying we have to prevent civil rights violations from happening to other people. It wasn’t like they were sitting around and complaining. It was them saying, ‘You better step it up for others.’” Hirose has been following that advice in his dealings within the legal community and at Perkins Coie, where he plays a strong role in the advancement of diversity and inclusion. Considered by many as a trusted mentor and advisor, Hirose has worked to promote several diverse lawyers, taking them under his wing and helping them achieve leadership roles as a result. As a former president and still the longestserving board member of the prominent National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Hirose is a vocal advocate for involvement in diverse bar associations. “It’s really important that we, the lawyers at Perkins Coie, take advantage of our firm’s support and sponsorships of diverse bar associations,” he said. “Because it is there that we can develop very valuable professional

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networks and meet potential clients or new lateral recruits to the firm.” Hirose is co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Asian Pacific Islander affinity group—“a safe place,” as he calls it, where diverse attorneys can ask the harder questions and seek career guidance. “I want the members of the affinity group to use the group to launch them to success,” Hirose said. “What I tell the young lawyers, especially, is to be successful at a firm like Perkins Coie, you have to recognize that everybody is smart and everybody is hardworking. And so, you must be more than smart and more than hardworking to stand out or to succeed. Much professional development comes from having good mentors. One thing that we’ve tried to do within the affinity group is to provide mentors to people who want them and encourage our members to find mentors both within and outside the firm.” Hirose is a senior counsel in Perkins Coie’s Los Angeles office, where he co-chairs the Supply Chain Compliance & Corporate Social Responsibility practice—the first such dedicated practice among the largest law firms in the United States. In developing the practice that focuses on counseling companies to protect against liability for unethical or socially or environmentally irresponsible acts, Hirose sees a bigger picture where he can help “step it up for others”—particularly those who fall victim to human trafficking. “In the last few years, there’s been an increase in new regulations, laws and attention being paid to supply chains because of atrocities around the world. Companies who actually care and have social responsibility attract better investors, retain better employees and increase market share. There are many business reasons to be very cognizant

of Corporate Social Responsibility matters,” he said. “But the best thing about this supply chain practice is that if we are successful in counseling companies to implement the right policies and procedures, what we’ll do is prevent many people from becoming trafficking victims. We can help save millions of people from being enslaved.” What drives him as a champion for diversity at Perkins Coie? “It’s a furthering of that whole mission to be sure people are given equal opportunities,” he said. “On an individual basis, I want to be sure that diverse attorneys succeed. The practice of law is tough enough as it is, but there are so many cultural and other factors at play that would disproportionately impact diverse attorneys in many situations.” For the firm, Hirose said, diversity makes good business sense.

STUDIES SHOW HOW THE WORK PRODUCT IS BETTER WHEN YOU HAVE A DIVERSE TEAM. “Studies show how the work product is better when you have a diverse team. In fact, you see a lot of clients who recognize this and demand diverse teams. The legal profession has been moving in the direction where diversity and inclusion is becoming an important factor in many client pitches,” he said. “I want to be sure that Perkins is successful. We have a pretty progressive firm, so we have a good fit.” ◀


LATERAL HIRES

TINA ARROYO

AMANDA R. CALLAIS

NORA L. GIBSON

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

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

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

POLITICAL LAW

(PATENT LITIGATION)

BUSINESS (CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

ALEXA AUSTIN

CERIDWEN B. CHERRY

GINA FORGIANNI GRAY

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

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

COUNSEL | CHICAGO

PRODUCT LIABILITY

POLITICAL LAW

PERSONAL PLANNING

ADRIENNE C. BARANOWICZ

HYLAND F. DURANT

HEATHER L. HEINDEL

A S S O C I AT E | N E W YO R K

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

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

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(WHITE COLLAR & INVESTIGATIONS)

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

(CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION)

CAITLIN S. BARR

SHAWN R. DURRANI

WINNIE W. HUNG

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

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 | PA LO A LT O

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(PRIVATE EQUITY)

(INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT)

(PRIVACY & SECURITY)

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LATERAL HIRES

RACHEL L. JACOBS

NICOLE S. LONSWAY

MARY ELIZABETH RASMUSSEN

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 | D E N V E R

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

BUSINESS

LABOR

POLITICAL LAW

(PRIVATE EQUITY)

JONATHAN JEW-LIM

JOANNA MILLER-SUNA

BRUCE V. SPIVA

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

SENIOR COUNSEL | NEW YORK

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

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

POLITICAL LAW

(EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

(FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

KELLY M. KOZICH

PAUL L. NAVARRO

HEIDEE STOLLER

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

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

COUNSEL | PORTLAND

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (BUSINESS LITIGATION)

LAUREN M. KULPA

JEFFREY PETERSON

CAROLINE A. TEICHNER

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

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

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

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT

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BUSINESS (EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

Lateral Hires

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(PATENT LITIGATION)


LATERAL HIRES

FABRICIO VAYRA

AARON J. VER

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 F R A N C I S C O

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LABOR

(TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & TRADE SECRET LITIGATION)

DID YOU KNOW ? ELDER CARE THE SANDWICH GENERATION WITH AN AGING POPULATION AND A GENERATION OF YOUNG ADULTS STRUGGLING TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE, THE BURDENS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MIDDLE-AGED AMERICANS ARE INCREASING.

MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS “SANDWICHED” BETWEEN AGING PARENTS AND KIDS % of adults ages 40 to 59 who...

45 47 Have a parent 65+ and are raising a minor child or supporting a grown child

Provided financial support to parent 65+ and child any age in the past year

2005

2012

12 15 2005

2012

Note: Based on all adults ages 40 to 59: for 2012, n=844; for 2005, n=1,185

The population age 65 and over numbered 44.7 million in 2013, an increase of 8.8 million or 24.7% since 2003, and is projected to more than double to 98 million in 2060. Racial and ethnic minority populations have increased from 6.3 million in 2003 (17.5% of the older adult population) to 9.5 million in 2013 (21.2% of older adults) and are projected to increase to 21.1 million in 2030 (28.5% of older adults). (Source: Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Pew Research Center) Lateral Hires

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NEW HIRES

COLIN ALLRED

ERIN EARL

RUTHZEE LOUIJEUNE

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 | S E AT T L E

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

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

POLITICAL LAW

POLITICAL LAW

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

LYDIA Z. ANSARI

SARAH R. GONSKI

KATHERINE MAY

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

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT, MEDIA & BRAND PROTECTION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

JORDON DE LA CRUZ

JEANINE JOSEPH

AMISHA MANEK

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

A S S O C I AT E | N E W Y O R K

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

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

(PATENT LITIGATION)

JUSTIN A. DEWS

STEPHEN M. LIM

LINDSAY MCALEER

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 | PA LO A LTO

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

BUSINESS

LABOR

POLITICAL LAW

(EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

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NEW HIRES

ELIZABETH MENDOZA

MEREDITH PRICE

DONNA STRAIN

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

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

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

KEVIN MORRISSEY

YASAMIN OLOOMI

MARIA STUBBINGS

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

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

(EMERGING COMPANIES & VENTURE CAPITAL)

(FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS & RESTRUCTURING)

(PATENT LITIGATION)

KIRSTEN NELSEN

LAURIE ROSINI

KATELYN SULLIVAN

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

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

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

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

BUSINESS

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

(TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS & PRIVACY)

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

LENA PETROVIC

HAYDEN SCHOTTLAENDER

ADRIAN TORRES

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

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

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LABOR

(PATENT)

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (INSURANCE RECOVERY)

New Hires

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NEW HIRES

JASMINA VAJZOVIC

CARA WALLACE

JUNE WANG

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

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

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (BUSINESS

BUSINESS

(BUSINESS LITIGATION)

LITIGATION)

(CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS)

DID YOU KNOW ? TRANSGENDERS IN THE WORKPLACE THE TRANSGENDER POPULATION FACES DOUBLE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE THAN THE NORM AND HIGHER DISCRIMINATION THAN LGB COLLEAGUES.

90%

of the transgender population says that they have experienced harassment or mistreatment on the job

50%

of the transgender population says that they have been fired, rejected from employment, or not promoted due to their gender identity

Creating an atmosphere of safety and inclusion in the workplace: 1 Educate yourself about the issues and the language of gender identity (e.g., gender identity is not the same thing as sexual orientation) 2 Treat every trans person as an individual 3 Don’t be afraid to ask questions, make honest mistakes, and admit that you are learning (Source: Catalyst; Harvard Business Review)

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STRATEGIC ALLIANCES ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE SUPPORT ASSOCIATION OF LAW FIRM DIVERSITY PROFESSIONALS

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

CORPORATE COUNSEL WOMEN OF COLOR

NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

THE DIVERSITY & FLEXIBILITY ALLIANCE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF WOMEN’S BAR ASSOCIATIONS

HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL LATINA/O LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

JUST THE BEGINNING—A PIPELINE ORGANIZATION

NATIONAL LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION

LAMBDA LEGAL

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY

PRACTICING ATTORNEYS FOR LAW STUDENTS (PALS®) PROGRAM, INC.

MINORITY CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

2015 NATIONAL DIVERSITY HONORS Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF)

Vault Top 100 Law Firms and Vault Best Law Firms For Diversity Ranking

For the fifth consecutive year, Perkins Coie earned a Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.

Perkins Coie was ranked 59th in the Vault Law 100. More than 18,000 law firm associates rated the prestige of law firms across the country. In addition, Perkins Coie placed #16 in Vault’s annual ranking of Best Law Firms for Diversity.

Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC Perkins Coie has been named to the Working Mother Media & Flex-Time Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms for Women” List in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Perkins Coie has received a rating of 100 percent in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest advocacy group for LGBT Americans.

FORTUNE Magazine 2015 Best Companies to Work For Perkins Coie was ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the third most female-friendly among the 2015 Best Companies to Work For® in America.

Law360 100 Best U.S. Law Firms for Minority Attorneys 2015 Perkins Coie was ranked #49 by Law360 in the “100 Best U.S. Law Firms for Minority Attorneys 2015" list.

Strategic Alliances/2015 National Diversity Honors

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LIFETIME TEAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MARC ELIAS PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . AND THE POLITICAL LAW GROUP

MARC ELIAS AND THE POLITICAL LAW GROUP’S DIVERSITY EFFORT TRANSLATES TO A “PROJECT OF EXCELLENCE” The Political Law group has more than 42 percent women lawyers, 27 percent ethnically diverse lawyers and nearly 8 percent LGBT lawyers, making it Perkins Coie’s most diverse practice. The diversity reflected in those numbers is a great accomplishment for a group that had no ethnically diverse lawyers, few women associates and just one woman partner when Marc Elias took over as its chair in 2010. And colleagues who nominated Elias and the entire Political Law group for the firm’s Diversity Champion Award say that there is more to this diversity picture. They point to the care Elias takes to interact and work with diverse attorneys personally and the attention he gives to ensuring that there is diversity in the staffing of cases, in addition to providing opportunities to succeed. “Marc has made it possible for diverse attorneys to be directly and intimately involved in some of the most attractive matters that the firm handles. Their work is real, necessary, substantial and performed with great skill,” a nominator said. “He has no hesitation in permitting attorneys of any rank or demographic to interact directly with senior client personnel, and he has taken great care to see that these opportunities are extended thoughtfully to our diverse attorneys.” For Elias, achieving genuine diversity in the Political Law group has been an objective from the outset. “It was an objective that I took very seriously and I continue to take very seriously,” he said. “It means that we can’t just pay lip service to diversity at conferences or when the topic comes up in partner planning sessions. It

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Diversity Champion Team Award

means that in all aspects of the practice and all aspects of recruiting and retention, we need to keep a focus on the importance of diversity to serving our clients well and to building the best group of truly excellent lawyers that we can.”

MARC HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR DIVERSE ATTORNEYS TO BE DIRECTLY AND INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN SOME OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE MATTERS THAT THE FIRM HANDLES. As part of this effort, which has intensified as the group has grown in recent years, the Political Law group chair himself traveled to Harvard Law School to visit with diverse students who are now thriving associates in the group. Elias also established a 1L Diversity Fellowship program exclusively for the Political Law group, and he called for mandatory training sessions for all members of the practice on the importance of diversity, as well as how to succeed in the hiring and retention process and in the delivery of legal services to clients. Take a look at the talent pool of lawyers to see what is driving Elias and the practice he leads as a champion of diversity. “Women do better in college than men, women do better in law school than men, and yet in the legal industry, we are not harnessing and achieving everything we can with a majority of the population

and a majority of, actually, the best lawyers in the population,” Elias said. “And when it comes to forms of true diversity, there is this incredible pool of talented, energetic, and smart lawyers. If we make an effort to recruit and retain them, we benefit and our clients benefit.” “I got into this because it seemed to me that, by not making efforts in increasing diversity and not making efforts in achieving gender parity, we were shortchanging ourselves and our clients by not getting the best and brightest and most excellent lawyers we could,” Elias said. “It began as, and continues to be, a project of excellence.” Elias, who was selected to serve as general counsel to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, firmly believes that Perkins Coie’s Political Law group, which includes the lawyers for the Democratic Party, should reflect the diversity of the party. “If you look at our clients and who they are, and who the voters are that vote to support our clients, it makes perfect sense that we are going to do a better job helping our clients by having a diversity of viewpoints and backgrounds than we would if we all just looked the same and thought the same and came from the same background,” Elias said. He believes that this holds true for all of the firm’s clients and practices. “I feel no less strongly about that when we are providing legal services for Google or Twitter or Facebook or a cable company than I do when we’re representing the Democratic Party,” Elias said. “Whether it’s the Political Law group client base or the firm’s client base as a whole, clients expect diversity. They expect that their lawyers are going to reflect the diversity of their industry and of the country.” ◀


AROUND THE FIRM 2015 LOCAL DIVERSITY COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS *The diversity composition for each office reflects statistics as of December 31, 2015. 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 AND SAN FRANCISCO)

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

PALO ALTO OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: LOWELL NESS SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: BARBARA SCHUSSMAN

ANCHORAGE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

33.3% 0% DIVERSE

LO C

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: ALLAN LOW

0% 33.3% 0%

LG B T

FEMALE

DISABLED

ANCHORAGE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS LUNCHEON—The Anchorage Diversity Committee sponsored a luncheon held by the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers in conjunction with the Alaska Supreme Court’s Fairness, Diversity & Equality Committee, currently chaired by Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe. Lawyers and others in the community came together during the hour-long program to hear inspiring messages from local diverse leaders. WOMEN’S WORK-LIFE BALANCE LUNCHEON—The Anchorage office hosted a luncheon, which featured a candid conversation across generations of women lawyers in Alaska about balancing the demands of career and family. Attendees participated in facilitated roundtable discussions, sharing their thoughts in response to prepared questions on various work-life balance issues. Topics included personal strategies for managing young families and elder care, leave policies, flexible work schedules, and what to do when things aren’t working. Women attorneys had the opportunity to meet and reconnect with other accomplished women in the Anchorage legal community. “JUSTICE FOR ALL” ART CONTEST—For the fifth year in a row, the Anchorage Diversity Committee sponsored the 2015 “Justice for All” art contest. The Alaska Supreme Court’s Fairness, Diversity & Equality’s Committee holds this contest every year in conjunction with Law Day. The contest is a big hit across the state of Alaska, and hundreds of schoolchildren in grades K-8 participate by submitting posters.

PALO ALTO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

48.1% 34.6% 1.9% 23.1% 1.9% DIVERSE

LO C

LG B T

FEMALE

DISABLED

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

60%

26%

4%

36%

2%

LO C LG B T FEMALE DISABLED DIVERSE AIDS LEGAL REFERRAL PANEL (ALRP) NAMES PERKINS COIE FIRM OF THE YEAR— The Bay Area Diversity Committee sponsored the AIDS Legal Referral Panel’s 32nd Annual Reception and Auction, where Perkins Coie was awarded the 2015 Firm of the Year Award. The event featured a dinner and auction to benefit the work of the ALRP and their service to individuals with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area. BAY AREA LAWYERS FOR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM (BALIF) —The Bay Area Diversity Committee sponsored the 35th BALIF Annual Gala. The Gala is BALIF's largest annual event with more than 600 attendees that sponsors and funds law student scholarships, mentor programs, CLE, amicus briefs on LGBT issues, LGBT recruiting, social events for LGBT lawyers and community outreach. PRIDE MONTH EVENTS—In celebration of June Pride, the San Francisco office hosted a panel discussion to discuss LGBT-related diversity and inclusion issues. The panel consisted of gay, lesbian, and transgender attorneys who provided a broad perspective on these issues. The discussion was open to all Perkins Coie attorneys and staff from the Bay Area, as well as some in-house counsel clients, Google and Facebook. The Palo Alto office hosted a LGBT Pride celebration reception. This event brought together more than 70 staff, summer associates, and attorneys to enjoy music, delicious food, and community building.

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SANTA CLARA LAW - DIVERSITY GALA—The Bay Area Diversity Committee sponsored the Santa Clara Law 11th Annual Diversity Gala. The event recognizes leaders who promote diversity in the legal profession and provides law students with opportunities to build valuable relationships with members of the legal profession. ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—A Night Out with For People of Color (FPOC); Asian Americans Advancing Justice Anniversary Dinner; Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area’s 38th Installation Dinner; Asian Law Caucus 43rd Anniversary Dinner; Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley’s 30th Anniversary Gala; Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley’s Bar Exam Happy Hour; Equality California Awards; Equal Rights Advocates Luncheon; LAMBDA Legal San Francisco Soiree; Pride Law Fund Annual Bay Cruise; Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance’s 38th Anniversary Dinner Awards; Santa Clara Law Diversity Gala; South Asian Bar Association of Northern California’s 22nd Anniversary Gala; StartOut; The Bar Association of San Francisco’s 31st Annual Barristers Club Judges Reception.

QLAW: THE GLBT BAR ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON’S “FALLTACULAR” FUNDRAISER—The Seattle Diversity Committee sponsored QLaw

Foundation’s “FallTacular” fundraiser. The event raised money to support internships for law students, free legal services through QLaw’s award-winning LGBT Legal Clinic, and educational programs benefiting the LGBT community. ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—3rd Annual Corporate Counsel Reception; Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation’s Annual Gala; Diversity at 10 Degrees; Diversity Luncheon with Sandra Madrid, Ph.D., Special Assistant to the Vice President of Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity at the University of Washington; El Centro de la Raza’s Annual Gala, “Building the Beloved Community”; Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle’s 2015 Annual Banquet; South Asian Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Banquet & Fundraiser; Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington’s Annual Banquet; and the Washington Women Lawyers’ Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony.

BOISE

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

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

BELLEVUE OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: KRISTINE WILSON BELLEVUE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: DONNA L. BARNETT SEATTLE OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: FREDERICK B. RIVERA

BOISE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

SEATTLE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: JAMES F. WILLIAMS

46.7% 6.7%

BELLEVUE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

36%

DIVERSE

12% LO C

0%

LG B T

24%

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

SEATTLE OFFICE DIVERSITY*

41.8% 13.8% 2% 35.9% DIVERSE

LO C

LG B T

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

NORTHWEST MINORITY JOB FAIR—The Seattle office hosted the 29th Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. The event brought over 150 law students and 27 law firms in the Washington area together, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to interact and discuss possible future employment. The Northwest Minority Job Fair plays a vital role in the state’s efforts to promote and increase diversity in the legal community. PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATION—In celebration of June Pride, the Seattle office hosted its 5th annual Perkins Pride event, which celebrates the start of the Seattle Pride weekend. This event brought various clients and firm lawyers together to network. More than 100 individuals attended this event. Monica Jones, a client and transgender activist whose wrongful conviction case drew international attention, served as guest speaker.

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2015 Local Diversity Committee Highlights

DIVERSE

LO C

0%

LG B T

40%

FEMALE

6.7%

DISABLED

IDAHO WOMEN’S BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM—The Boise Diversity Committee sponsored the Idaho Women’s Business Symposium, Building Your Business Inside Out. Linda Clark-Santos, Ph.D, Executive Coach and Strategic Human Resources Consultant, served as guest speaker. The Symposium brought professional women together at a regional level to empower, connect, and engage. LUNCH WITH GENERAL COUNSEL STEPHANIE WESTERMEIER—The Boise Diversity Committee hosted a breakfast for special guest Stephanie Westermeier, General Counsel, Saint Alphonsus Health System and Managing Counsel, Trinity Health. This event allowed attorneys and staff to connect with this influential and successful leader in the Idaho region. WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE—The Boise Diversity Committee sponsored the Third Annual Women and Leadership Conference at Boise State University. Attended by over 600 women, conference panelists included Meredith Conroy, professor, University of California at San Bernardino; Ronnie Froman, retired Navy Admiral; Michele Andrasik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and Mary Wagner, Associate Chief, U.S. Forest Service, among others. The event provided a great networking opportunity for women in law to share their success stories. ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—Go Lead Idaho Annual Leadership Summit and Gala; Idaho Women Lawyers’ 2015 Gala.


CHICAGO

DALLAS

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: CHRIS WILSON

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: STEVEN SMITH

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: ANN MARIE PAINTER

CHICAGO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

DALLAS OFFICE DIVERSITY*

44.5% 12.7% 1.8% 34.5% DIVERSE

LO C

LG B T

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

ANNUAL WOMEN’S DINNER EVENT—The Chicago Diversity Committee hosted the 5th Annual Women’s Dinner at The Kitchen. This networking dinner provided an opportunity for our women attorneys to connect and strengthen relationships with clients and colleagues. Attendees included clients Tribune Media Company, The Northern Trust Company, Optima, Inc., Chromatin, Inc. and AbbVie were also in attendance. B4 ON CAMPUS INTERVIEW EVENT—The Chicago Diversity Committee and the Recruiting Committee co-hosted the 8th Annual B4 OCI Panel Discussion. The evening included a panel discussion designed to help local law students prepare for the on-campus interviews process. The panel was followed with a networking reception. EQUALITY ILLINOIS 2015 RAISING THE BAR RECOGNITION BREAKFAST—

In August, the Chicago Diversity Committee sponsored the 2015 Equality Illinois Raising the Bar Recognition Breakfast. Perkins Coie was one of 41 law firms recognized for “Raising the Bar” and leading the way by providing a fair work environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and engaging with the LGBT community. WOMEN’S GOLF EVENT—The Chicago Diversity Committee and Client Relations co-hosted the 2nd annual Women’s Golf Outing at Valley Lo Club in suburban Glenview. The event started with a golf clinic followed by a nine-hole round. The event concluded with a networking dinner and special performance from local comedienne Jeannie Doogan. ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—Asian American Bar Association 28th Annual Installation Ceremony; Indian-American Bar Association 6th Annual Formal Gala; Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Lawyers for Diversity; and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Reception.

44%

DIVERSE

16% LO C

0%

LG B T

28%

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

DALLAS HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION EVENT —The Dallas Diversity Committee sponsored the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association’s 10th Annual Event “Noche De Luz.” The event brought together attorneys, judges, and law students to celebrate the organization’s efforts and highlight their collective efforts of supporting educational and diversity initiatives within the legal community.

DENVER OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: GARLAND ALLISON DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: CHRISTOPHER SUTTON

DENVER OFFICE DIVERSITY*

34.7% 4.1% DIVERSE

LO C

2% 28.6%

LG B T

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

CENTER FOR LEGAL INCLUSIVENESS “BALL FOR ALL”—In September, the Denver Diversity Committee sponsored the Center for Legal Inclusiveness’s “Ball for All” Gala. The Gala provided an opportunity for business and committee members to celebrate the organization’s mission of advancing diversity in the legal profession. The Committee also sponsored the Center for Legal Inclusiveness’s 2015 Annual Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit. This conference featured local and national speakers on a wide range of diversity-related topics. ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVERSITY LEGAL CAREER FAIR—The Denver Diversity Committee sponsored the 2015 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair. The fair provided an opportunity for diverse law students and recent law graduates to meet with premier law firms to discuss employment opportunities.

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LO S A N G E L E S OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: RONALD MCINTIRE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: GEORGE COLINDRES

LOS ANGELES OFFICE DIVERSITY*

55.8% 30.8% 5.8% 32.7% DIVERSE

LO C

LG B T

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

EQUALITY CALIFORNIA (EQCA) EQUALITY AWARDS—The Los Angeles Diversity Committee sponsored the 2015 EQCA Equality Awards in Los Angeles. EQCA is California’s premier statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society. MEXICAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S (MABA) 55TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND AWARDS GALA—The firm sponsored the 55th MABA Annual

Installation of Officers and Awards Gala. The Gala included keynote speaker, California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar. LAW STUDENT RECEPTIONS—The Los Angeles office hosted two law student receptions: one to help publicize the firm’s diversity fellowship program, and another in anticipation of on-campus interviews. The receptions provided a great opportunity for diverse law students to connect and learn more about the firm, its diversity initiatives, and the Los Angeles office and its attorneys. The events were sponsored by the Local Diversity and Hiring Committees. PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATION—In collaboration with the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles and networking group FSIX, the Los Angeles office hosted its first Perkins Pride event in Hollywood’s Redbury Hotel. Guest speaker Brad Sears, of the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, spoke about the history of the gay rights movement and the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell. Seventy-five guests attended this inaugural event. ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—Asian Americans Advancing

Justice - LA 32nd Anniversary Dinner; Black History Month celebration; California Minority Counsel Program Annual Business Conference; HNBA Annual Convention; Good City Mentors Basketball Tournament; Honor a Hero/Hire a Veteran Job and Resource Fair; Human Rights Campaign Gala; Japanese American Bar Association Installation and Awards Gala; Korean American Bar Association Annual Installation and Scholarship Dinner; Lambda Legal West Coast Liberty Awards; LMU Latino Alumni Association 34th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner; Law Student Receptions; Los Angeles LGBT Center Vanguard Awards; mock interview program at the National Black Law Students Association National Convention; Perkins’ Annual Summer Associate Welcome Lunch; South Asian Bar Association of Southern California 12th Annual Public Interest Dinner and Installation; Southern California Housing Rights Center Annual Civil Rights Conference; UCLA People of Color Conference; and the UCLA Law Fellows Reception.

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2015 Local Diversity Committee Highlights

LOS ANGELES PRIDE: The Los Angeles office hosted its first Perkins Coie Pride event along with the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (LGLA) and networking group FSIX. Pictured (left to right): Ken Chang; David Larsen, Partner; Courtney Prochnow, Associate; and Brad Sears of the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

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

MADISON OFFICE DIVERSITY*

47.6% 9.5% DIVERSE

LO C

0% 42.9%

LG B T

FEMALE

0%

DISABLED

BLACK ENTERPRISE WOMEN OF POWER SUMMIT—The Madison Diversity Committee sponsored the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. This summit brought together over 800 influential business women and provided a unique opportunity to network with women throughout the country in multiple professions. URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON—In September, the Madison Diversity Committee sponsored the Urban League of Greater Madison’s 3rd Annual Urban Cabaret. The mission of the Urban League of Greater Madison is to support empowerment, education, and employment initiatives for residents of the community. Truscenialyn Brooks, Associate, attended this event.


LEO BANQUET: THE MADISON DIVERSITY COMMITTEE sponsored the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association’s 46th Annual Legal Education Opportunities Banquet. Clockwise from left to right: Tony Goldberg and Autumn Nero, partners; Darran Haessig; Sir Williams; Truscienalyn Brooks and Jeffrey Walker, Associates; and Colin Flemming.

WISCONSIN LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION—The Madison Diversity Committee sponsored the 46th Wisconsin Law Alumni Association Annual Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) Banquet. LEO is a program at the University of Wisconsin Law School that has been instrumental in the ability to enroll diverse incoming classes at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Started in 1967, LEO provides informal academic and social support for traditionally disadvantaged law students where they are in need.

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: KEITH MILLER DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: DENNIS HOPKINS

NEW YORK OFFICE DIVERSITY*

42.3% 26.9% 0% 30.8% LO C

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

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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW LUNCHEON—The Phoenix Diversity Committee hosted a luncheon for members of the Arizona State University College of Law Career Services. This luncheon allowed the Career Services staff to discuss Perkins Coie’s involvement with their diverse affinity groups.

NEW YORK

DIVERSE

ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—Advocates for Children of New York Spring Benefit; Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 6th Annual Fall Conference; Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Lunar New Year Gala and Justice in Action Awards Ceremony; Association of Black Women Attorneys; Dominican Bar Association’s 12th Annual Scholarship Gala; Harvard Law School Center on Legal Profession’s First Annual Awards Dinner; Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York’s Anniversary Gala; LatinoJustice Annual Awards Gala; Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s 31st Anniversary Awards Gala; Puerto Rican Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Fund, Inc.’s 58th Anniversary Scholarship Gala; and the South Asian Bar Association of New York Leadership Awards Gala

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AMERICA NEEDS YOU LUNCHEON—The New York office held a luncheon for special guest, Kim Harris, CEO of America Needs You. America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students by providing mentorship and training. MINORITY CORPORATE COUNCIL ASSOCIATION’S (MCCA) DIVERSITY GALA— In June, the New York Diversity Committee sponsored the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Diversity Gala held in Washington, D.C. The MCCA Diversity Gala honors individuals and leading corporate law departments and individuals who champion diversity and inclusion. NEW YORK CITY BAR’S ANNUAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CELEBRATION— The New York Diversity Committee sponsored the New York City Bar Annual Diversity and Inclusion Celebration. This event included Managing Partners' forums, workshops on retention, diversity in the judiciary, global diversity, and a panel entitled “Pipeline to the Profession.” In addition, a special presentation of the 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Awards was featured.

ROUNDTABLE EVENTS—Throughout the year, the Phoenix Diversity Committee hosted several roundtable discussions. Roundtable topics included a discussion on Jane Elliot’s “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” video, which chronicles Jane’s famous exercise on how quickly children can succumb to discriminatory behavior, and “Evolving Perceptions on Disability,” which reflected on how the definition of disability has changed over time and how people can learn to focus on ability rather than disability. WOMEN ATTORNEYS MONTHLY LUNCHES—As part of its growing efforts, the Women’s Forum and the Phoenix Diversity Committee held monthly women lunches that allowed the firm’s female attorneys to interact and share stories of success with one another. One lunch welcomed new female associates to the firm; another hosted the Women in White Collar group, which focused on networking and business development for women leaders in the business sector. The Phoenix office hosted the Association of Corporate Counsel - Arizona Chapter’s lunch, which featured guest speakers Heather Morris and Jonathan Fitzgerald who spoke on multigenerations and how they can work together.

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ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—1L Diversity Reception; Arizona Women’s Leadership Forum’s 16th Annual Leadership Symposium; Arizona Asian American Bar Association’s 19th Annual Scholarship Award and Installation Banquet; Arizona Black Bar Excellence in Diversity Awards/Hayzel B. Daniels Scholarship Dinner; Arizona Human Rights Foundation, Equality Arizona’s Annual Awards Dinner; Arizona Women Lawyers Association’s 36th Annual Convention; Arizona Women Lawyers Association Convention; Arizona Women Lawyers Association - Maricopa Chapter’s Annual Wine & Cheese Reception; Law for Black Lives Conference in Harlem, New York; Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association’s 4th Annual Gala; State Bar of Arizona’s 2015 Annual Convention for the Arizona LGBT Bar Association; State Bar of Arizona, Bar Leadership Institute’s Retreat; University of Arizona’s Latino Law Students Association; and the Women’s Leadership Symposium.

ADDITIONAL 2015 ACTIVITIES & SPONSORSHIPS—25th Anniversary Celebration of the Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial; American Heart Association; National Conference of Women's Bar Associations’ Women’s Bar Leadership Summit; Daily Journal of Commerce’s Women of Vision Luncheon; Monthly Women’s Attorney Lunches; Intel Workshop; National Filipino American Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting; the Oregon Minority Lawyers Associations’ Image Program: “Inspiring Minority Attorneys Toward Growth and Excellence”; and Roundtable Discussions.

SAN DIEGO OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: JULIE HUSSEY

PORTLAND

SAN DIEGO OFFICE DIVERSITY*

OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: SARAH CROOKS

58.6% 34.5% 3.4% 31%

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: DANIELLE BENDERLY

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PORTLAND OFFICE DIVERSITY*

38.3% 8.3% DIVERSE

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAWYERS IN OREGON (OLIO)—The Portland Diversity

Committee sponsored Opportunities for Law in Oregon’s orientation. OLIO is the Oregon State Bar’s recruitment and retention program for law students who have experienced economic, social or other barriers. The orientation allows for law students to focus on sharpening existing skills and providing new skills to help ensure success in law school and beyond. Students receive valuable information on networking, study skills and Oregon bar exam preparation.

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EQUALITY CALIFORNIA (EQCA) EQUALITY AWARDS—The San Diego Diversity Committee sponsored the 2015 EQCA Equality Awards in San Diego. EQCA is California’s premier statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society. NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NAPABA) CONVENTION— The San Diego Diversity Committee sponsored NAPABA’s 2015 Annual Convention in New Orleans. More than 1,600 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law students, legal scholars, and elected officials from around the country were in attendance. In addition, firm attorneys hosted the annual Perkins Coie/Microsoft dinner in concert with the NAPABA convention.

OREGON WOMEN LAWYERS (OWLS)—The Portland Diversity Committee sponsored Oregon Women Lawyers’ annual fashion show benefitting Dress for Success and the OWLS 2015 Fall CLE: “Make It Work: From Frenzied to Fulfilled,” which featured dynamic speakers Brigid Schulte, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Pat Gillette, one of the most sought out keynote speakers on women and diversity and co-founder of the Opt-In Project. WOMEN’S NETWORKING EVENTS—Over 150 guests attended the Portland office's 14th Annual Women’s Event. Attorneys connected with clients and learned more about Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. The 3rd Annual “Leadership 360: Connecting Women in Business” event featured a panel of experienced coaches who shared strategies for creating professional success and satisfaction. The Portland office also hosted the 6th Annual Summer Reception for Women in Environment, which is a group that enables women in the environmental field to foster professional development opportunities through networking, education and mentoring.

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SDO EQUALITY AWARDS: Attending the event on behalf of Perkins Coie are (left to right) Laura Zagar, Partner; Ryan Dell of FTD, and his wife, Tara Dell; Ryan Wilcox and Amber Rees of Pattern Energy; Michelle Cunningham, Associate, and her husband, Ryan Cunningham; and Ryan Hawkins, Counsel.


THOMAS TANG MOOT COURT COMPETITION—The San Diego Diversity Committee sponsored the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition Western Regional Rounds. A program of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, this event provides an opportunity for law students to showcase their oral skills and compete for scholarships.

WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER: WILLIAM MALLEY DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CHAIR: PETER TRACEY

WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE DIVERSITY*

48.6% 20% 2.9% 31.4% 0% DIVERSE

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WASHINGTON, D.C. DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CO-SPONSORS HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RECEPTION—The Washington,

D.C. Diversity Committee co-sponsored the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s Equal Justice Awards Reception. The event honors individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary steps in achieving justice in the community. WASHINGTON, D.C. DIVERSITY COMMITTEE CO-SPONSORS WASHINGTON AREA WOMEN’S FOUNDATION (WAWF) LUNCHEON—The Washington,

D.C. Diversity Committee sponsored the 2015 WAWF Leadership Luncheon. WAWF is a leader in gender issues with the ultimate goal of ending poverty for women, girls and their families in the Washington, D.C. region. JUST THE BEGINNING ORGANIZATION RECEPTION—The Washington, D.C. office and Diversity Committee co-hosted the Firm’s annual Just the Beginning—A Pipeline Organization Office Reception. The reception welcomed 30 Summer Legal Institute high school students and their families. The event provided an opportunity for the students to learn more about the legal profession from firm lawyers and other members of the D.C. legal community.

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STAFF AWARD PATTI SIMMONS D I R E C T O R O F A D M I N S T R AT I O N | A N C H O R A G E

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP COMES NATURALLY FOR “HEART AND SOUL” OF FIRM’S ANCHORAGE OFFICE As the Director of Administration for Perkins Coie’s Anchorage office, Patti Simmons juggles various responsibilities that are crucial to the operation and development of the firm’s first office outside of Seattle. She could have easily handed off the task of diversity to someone else. Instead, Simmons embraced it as part of her repertoire several years ago, when she jump-started the diversity program in the office where she’s been serving as Director of Administration for nearly three decades. “It just comes naturally,” Simmons said, referring to what drives her leadership in the diversity space. “Were it not in my heart, something might pass me by. This way, when I see an opportunity that I think could be for us, I try to jump on it.” Perkins Coie in Anchorage has joined or developed several programs and events in the community over the years, such as “Justice for All,” a poster contest in which school children across the state illustrate what fairness, diversity and equality mean to them. This program is sponsored by the Fairness, Diversity and Equality Committee and winners are announced by the Alaska Bar Association on Law Day, with Perkins Coie providing the prize money. Simmons has also served as a judge for the art contest. The office has also teamed with the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers to present “Diversity In Our Community: Stories Affecting Our Lives,” an annual panel discussion moderated by the chief justice of

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Diversity Champion Staff Award

the Alaska Supreme Court that features diverse leaders in the community, many of them from Alaska Native villages, and the stories of their paths to successful careers in law. Today, the firm is recognized in Anchorage as a leader of promoting diversity in the legal profession. “We have put on several great events, and many others in our community know to call Perkins Coie with ideas for future events or to team with us. They didn’t know that five years ago,” Simmons said. There are many other ways in which the Anchorage office has heightened its diversity initiatives, including the annual sponsorship of a women’s triathlon, the annual YWCA Women of Achievement Awards program, and the “Women’s Work-Life Balance Luncheon” presented in partnership with the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers.

WHEN WE VALUE DIVERSITY, WE RECOGNIZE THAT ALL OF US HAVE SOMETHING TO CONTRIBUTE. Colleagues who consider Simmons a Diversity Champion see her as the heart and soul of the firm’s Anchorage office and the face of its successful diversity efforts. In nominating her for the award, they described her as an innovator and a doer who “has the ability to make the impossible happen” when it comes to taking on major projects and initiatives on diversity.

Simmons, however, prefers to turn the spotlight on the work of the office as a collective. “It’s funny, because usually I’m the one doing these nominations, so being named a Diversity Champion was really an honor,” she said. “I think the award is a reflection on the office, the importance the office puts on diversity.” In her 45-year career in legal settings, Simmons has worked with many lawyers. But it was the late Carl Maxey, a prominent black civil rights lawyer in Simmons’ hometown of Spokane, Washington, who made a lasting impression on her. Maxey gave Simmons her first “real” job as his legal secretary when she was 21, an experience that sparked her passion for diversity and inclusion. “He took on case after case that helped start an end to racial discrimination across the board in Spokane. I worked there six years and learned a lot from that example. I was like a sponge,” Simmons said. “He did so many great things in the area of civil rights for the community—breaking down barriers—that I think it was engrained in me how important this is.” From her perch in Anchorage, Simmons sees diversity and inclusion as core values at Perkins Coie. “They have been core values for as long as I have been with the firm,” Simmons said. “When we value diversity, we recognize that all of us have something to contribute. It is important that we accept people for who they are and learn from them. We all have a responsibility to encourage diversity across the firm and in our everyday lives. Our differences truly are our strength.” ◀


CHAMBERS USA Members of the diverse group of lawyers listed below have all been recommended as “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA in 2015. RAMSEY AL-SALAM

JOYCE MAZERO

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY | WASHINGTON

FRANCHISING | NATIONWIDE

CECILY T. BARCLAY

KAREN MCGAFFEY

REAL ESTATE : ZONING/LAND USE | CALIFORNIA

ENVIRONMENT | WASHINGTON

ALEXANDRA COLE

SUE MORGAN

LEISURE & HOSPITALITY | NATIONWIDE

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & COMPENSATION | WASHINGTON

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE | ILLINOIS

SUSAN DALEY

ANN MARIE PAINTER LABOR & EMPLOYMENT | TEXAS

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & COMPENSATION | ILLINOIS

ELLEN DIAL

PRAVIN RAO LITIGATION: WHITE COLLAR CRIME & GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS | ILLINOIS

REAL ESTATE | WASHINGTON

RAJ GANGADEAN

MELANIE RUBOCKI CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL | IDAHO

CORPORATE/M&A | ARIZONA

REBECCA GORDON

DANIELLE RYMAN LABOR & EMPLOYMENT | ALASKA

GOVERNMENT: POLITICAL LAW | NATIONWIDE

MARCELO HALPERN

BARBARA SCHUSSMAN ENVIRONMENT & REAL ESTATE: ZONING/LAND USE | CALIFORNIA

TECHNOLOGY & OUTSOURCING | ILLINOIS

PRISCILLA HAMPTON

SARAH SHINE LABOR & EMPLOYMENT | ALASKA

ENVIRONMENT | OREGON

LEANN JOHNSON-KOCH

EVELYN CRUZ SROUFE CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL | WASHINGTON

ENVIRONMENT | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

TOM LINDLEY

DAVID F. TAYLOR LITIGATION: WHITE-COLLAR CRIME & GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS | WASHINGTON

ENVIRONMENT | OREGON

TERI LINDQUIST

JUDITH WEISS CORPORATE/M&A | ARIZONA

CORPORATE/M&A: PRIVACY EQUITY | ILLINOIS

ERIKA MALMEN

NANCY WILLIAMS LABOR & EMPLOYMENT | WASHINGTON

NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT | IDAHO

LORELIE (LORIE) MASTERS INSURANCE; DISPUTE RESOLUTION; POLICYHOLDER | NATIONWIDE INSURANCE; POLICYHOLDER | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Chambers USA

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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 2015.

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

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LOUISE C. ADAMSON

ANN SCHOFIELD BAKER

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

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

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Vice Chair, American Bar Association Practice Management Group Vice Chair, American Bar Association Purchase and Sale Committee Speaker, 25th Annual Land Use & Development Law Breakfast Briefing Vice Chair, City of Orinda Planning Commission 

• Recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the Top 250

Women in IP • Board Member, Canadian Association of New York • Author, “An Overview of Data Privacy and Security Law and Litigation” • Panelist, “The Internet of Things: What You Need to Know About Privacy

SHYLAH R. ALFONSO PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• • Vice Chair, Antitrust Section Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, American • • • •

Bar Association, 2015-present Immediate Past Chair, Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Unfair Business Practice Section, Washington State Bar Association Vice President, Washington Wine Institute, 2010-present Co-Author, “United States: IP and Antitrust,” The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015 Co-Editor of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property Committee Quarterly Newsletter, Q1/Q2 2015

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Pitfalls,” National Association of Women Lawyers’ 11th Annual General Counsel Institute, New York, NY Panelist, “Is My Smart Phone Spying on Me? Everything You Need to Know About Expanding into Wearable Tech,” The Fashion Law Project Spring 2015 Symposium Speaker, “Intellectual Property Basics,” Startup 101: Great Idea to Great Company - Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Host, “Startup 101: Great Idea to Great Company,” Perkins Coie Interviewee, “Interview: IP Enforcement in the US Fashion Industry,” Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch

ELIZABETH M. BANZHOFF A S S O C I AT E | D E N V E R INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Co-Author, “Eastern Texas Is Not Jumping On The Alice Bandwagon,” Law360

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS DONNA L. BARNETT

DORI E. BREWER

COUNSEL | BELLEVUE

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

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

BUSINESS

• Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington Rising Star,” 2013-2015 • Board Member and Board Operations Committee Chair, Bellevue Arts

Museum, 2009-2015

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

2004-present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, 2001-present

HEIDI BECK

TRUSCENIALYN BROOKS

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

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

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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

• Board Member, Community Justice Inc. • Board of Governors, State Bar of Wisconsin

DANIELLE BENDERLY

SARA L. CHENETZ

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

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

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2016 President, Portland Chapter, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Chair, Perkins Coie Portland Diversity Committee Board Secretary, Oregon Wellesley Club Member, Perkins Coie Strategic Diversity Committee Panelist, “Preparing for the 2015 Proxy and Annual Reporting Season,” Perkins Coie Public Company Seminars in Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado • Panelist, “Hot Topics for 2015 Proxy Season for Stock Plan Professionals,” National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Portland Chapter • • • • • •

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

• Listed in Super Lawyers for Bankruptcy, Southern California, 2005-2015 • Kellogg School of Management Strategic Leadership Program, Northwestern

University, 2015 • Member, Advisory Board, Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference,

American Bankruptcy Institute • Member, Advisory Panel, American Law Institute CLE Commercial

Law/Bankruptcy • Mediation Panel Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Central District of California • Author, “Retail Distress in the 2015 Buying Season,” Law360 • Panelist, “Protecting, Acquiring and Using Intellectual Property When Financial

Distress Is Present or Possible,” American Law Institute CLE

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

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for CleanTech Law; Patent Law,

2015-2016 • Executive Committee Member, CleanTech™ Alliance Washington • Board of Trustees, Seattle Children’s Hospital (committee member: Finance, • • • •

Information Technology, Research Institute) Advisory Board Member, Seattle Children’s Research Institute Board Member, University of Washington, Civil and Environmental Engineering Visiting Committee Member, Women Corporate Directors Foundation Speaker, “What is Washington State Doing to Attract Cutting Edge Technologies, Business and Jobs?” Technology, Policy and Innovation in Washington State Speaker, “Driving Energy Productivity Through Technological Innovation and Consumer Decision-Making,” Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030

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

Construction, 2005-present; Leisure & Hospitality, 2013-present • Listed in Super Lawyers, Illinois, 2005-present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law; Real Estate Law,

2006-present • Board Member, CREW Network • Member, Steering Committee, Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys,

2007-present • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS THERESA CROPPER

KIRSTEN J. DAY

CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER | CHICAGO

SENIOR COUNSEL | PORTLAND

HEADQUARTERS

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Black Entertainment and Sports

Lawyers Association

• Board Member, SOLVE Oregon, 2012-present; Secretary and Executive

Committee Member, 2013-present • Speaker, “Soil Nails and Shoring Easements,” Easements and CCRs in Oregon

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

CATHERINE M. DEL FIERRO

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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

• Author, “Part 1 Overview: Labeling, Claims and Class Action Lawsuits,”

Nutrition Industry Executive

• Member, Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2010-present

• Author, “Part 2: Avoiding Litigation,” Nutrition Industry Executive • Author, “Women in Law: Creating a Culture of Diversity,” NWSidebar • Speaker, “Consumer Protection Update—Federal Trade Commission and

National Advertising Division Developments,” American Bar Association Committee on Consumer Protection • Panelist, “Women in Law: Navigating the Politics of Success,” Washington, D.C. • Panelist, “Women in Law: Being Successful and Making an Impact,” Chicago, IL • Chair, Women’s Forum, Perkins Coie

JESSICA EVERETT-GARCIA PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2016

JANIS A. CUNNINGHAM

JODI KNOBEL FEUERHELM

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

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

PERSONAL PLANNING

• Recipient, Five Star Professional Award - Overall Satisfaction, 2009-2016 • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1988-present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates - Estate Planning,

1989-present • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2001-present

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2016 • Listed in AZ Business Magazine on “AB’s Top Lawyers List” for Construction,

2014-2015 • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation, 2014-2015 • Member, Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil

Procedure, 2014-present

TIFFANY P. CUNNINGHAM PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Appointed as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, 2015 Listed as an “Illinois Rising Star,” Super Lawyers, 2013-2015 Listed in Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers, 2015 Speaker, the Practising Law Institute’s Patent Litigation Seminar, Chicago, IL, 2015 • Speaker, “Multi-diversity: The Challenge of Inclusion and Career Development” • Speaker, Presentation of the Portrait of Judge Timothy B. Dyk, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit • • • •

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• Member, Committee on the Review of the Supreme Court Rules Governing

Professional Conduct and the Practice of Law, Arizona Supreme Court, 2014-2015 • Board Member, Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, 2012-present • Editorial Board Chair and Co-Author, Arizona Legal Ethics Handbook, 2015


INDIVIDUAL HONORS RAJ N. GANGADEAN

PATCHEN M. HAGGERTY

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

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

BUSINESS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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

Corporate/M&A, 2014-2015 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2014-2015 Executive Counsel, Business Law Section, State Bar of Arizona, 2010-2015 Member, Executive Committee, Invest Southwest, 2009-2015 Mentor Team Captain, Invest Southwest’s “Venture Madness,” 2014-2015 Speaker, “Legal Issues in Starting a Business,” Arizona Center for Innovation’s Mentored Launch Program Speaker, “Legal Questions Startups Need Answered,” Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge Finalists Speaker, “Legal Process, Entity Formation and Operating Agreements,” Seed Spot’s 2014-2015 Venture Class Speaker, “Protecting Intellectual Property—Startup Companies,” Invest Southwest’s Improving Investability Workshop

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trademark Law, 2016 • Listed in Chambers USA as a “Recognized Practitioner,” Washington: Intellectual

Property, 2016 • Recognized in World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark

Professionals, 2012–2016 • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, 2009-2011, 2014-2015 • Recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine in the

2013 IP Handbook • Board Member, the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle • Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Section of the Washington

State Bar Association • Member, Enforcement Committee of the International Trademark Association

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

IVAN GOLD OF COUNSEL | PORTLAND ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

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Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law, 2011-present Trustee, Cedar Sinai Park (Retirement Center) Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Ronald McDonald House, San Francisco Board Member, Sinai In-Home Care

JOHN GRAY A S S O C I AT E | P H O E N I X INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law—Chicago, Best Lawyers®, 2016 • Listed by Chambers USA in “Guide to Leading Business Lawyers,” Band 1, • • • • • • •

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Listed as a “Rising Star” in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2015 Secretary, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 2015 Board Secretary, Arizona Asian American Bar Association, 2015 Speaker, “Introduction to Types of Deposition Objections,” State Bar of Arizona, AZ CLE® Featured Snippet

LYNNE E. GRAYBEAL PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E

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

2012-present • Member of the Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection subgroup,

• • • • • •

selected as 2016 Law Firm of the Year in Trademark Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Recognized in World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2012-2015 Recognized as an “IP Star,” Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2015 Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2003-2006, 2010-2015 Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees and Member, Finance Committee, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 2010-present Board Member, Seattle Shakespeare Company, 2013-present Board Member, Lake & Park School, 2004-present

2004-present Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Technology Law, 2006-present Listed in Illinois Leading Lawyers Network, 2004-present Listed in Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer, 2005-present Chair, Understanding the Intellectual Property License program, Practising Law Institute Speaker, “Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015,” Practising Law Institute CLE, Chicago, IL Speaker, “Introduction to IP Licensing,” Understanding the Intellectual Property License, Practising Law Institute Speaker, “IP Licensing Issues in the Face of Bankruptcy,” Understanding the Intellectual Property, Practising Law Institute Speaker, “Licensing Negotiations: Skills and Tactics,” Advanced Licensing Agreements 2015, Practising Law Institute, New York, NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA Co-Presenter, “Contracting for ‘Worst Case’ Contingencies and Liabilities,” Outsourcing 2015: Sourcing Critical Services, Practising Law Institute; New York, NY; Chicago, IL Co-Presenter, “Top 10 IP Considerations in Corporate M&A Transaction,” Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company, Practising Law Institute Co-Presenter, “Big Data: Ownership, Copyright & Protection,” Legal Problems in Data Management: IT & Privacy at the Forefront, The John Marshall Law School Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Symposium Co-Presenter and Panelist, “Protecting, Acquiring and Using Intellectual Property When Financial Distress is Present or Possible,” American Law Institute CLE Panelist, “Copyright and New Channels for Content Distribution,” Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2015, Practising Law Institute

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

PRISCILLA E. HAMPTON

DENNIS C. HOPKINS

COUNSEL | PORTLAND

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

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Chambers USA as an “Environmental Associate to Watch,” 2014-2015 • Recognized as one of Portland Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce’s Women of

Vision, 2015 • Board Member, Women in Environment, 2010-present

• •

Board Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association Board Member, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Board Member, Sonia & Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program Member, Advisory Committee, Asian American Bar Association of New York

GRACE HAN STANTON

MARTIN C. HOWARD

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

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BUSINESS

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law—Seattle by •

• • • •

Best Lawyers®, 2015 Recipient, Lexology and International Law Office Client Choice Award: Intellectual Property—Trademarks in Washington, 2015 Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000—The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, United States – Washington – Gold Ranking, 2012-present Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law; Litigation Intellectual Property; Trademark Law, 2013-present Listed in The U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers® for Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Trademark Law, 2013-present

• Board Member, Cabrini Connections, 2013-present

RENEE M. HOWARD PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Health Care Law—Seattle by

Best Lawyers®, 2015 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Healthcare Law, 2013-present • Board Member, Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation

ALLISON C. HANDY A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & TRANSACTIONS

KRISTA C. HUGHES A S S O C I AT E | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C . ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

• Board Member, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, 2015 • Author, “Board Tools for Oversight of Cybersecurity Risk,” Corporate

Governance Advisor

RYAN HAWKINS COUNSEL | SAN DIEGO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a “San Diego Rising Star,” 2015 • Member, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Leadership Circle and Young

Professionals Council

• Author, “Case Against the Clean Power Plan Could Change Admin Law,” Law360

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

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Technology Law, 2016

STEVEN K. HWANG S E N I O R AT TO R N E Y | LO S A N G E L E S

KRISTINA J. HOLM

PRODUCT LIABILITY

COUNSEL | PORTLAND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION • Board of Governors, Korean American Bar Association of Southern California • • • •

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Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as an “Oregon Rising Star,” 2014-2015 Board Member, ACS, Oregon Lawyer Chapter, 2013-2015 Board Member, Oregon Women Lawyers, 2013-2015 Member, Research Board, City Club of Portland, 2013-2015

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

TERESA G. JACOBS

JANIS CLAIRE KESTENBAUM

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

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

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Board Member, Willamette Partnership, 2015 • Board Member, Women in Environment, 2014-present • Vice President, Board of Directors, Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary,

2007-present

LINDSAY A. JEWELL COUNSEL | PHOENIX REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• • • • • • • •

• Board Member, Harvard Club of Phoenix, 2009-2015

LEANN M. JOHNSON KOCH

• •

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

• Listed in Chambers USA “America’s Leading Lawyers” for District of Columbia:

Environment, 2015 • Speaker, “New and Updated Emissions Factors: Strategies for Updating Permit

Limits and Reports While Minimizing Enforcement Risk,” American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers Environmental Committee Meeting • Speaker, “Next Gen Enforcement: Setting the Stage,” American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers Environmental Committee Meeting • Speaker, “‘Next Generation’ Enforcement Initiative: What’s Coming Down the Pike for Petroleum Asphalt Producers and Processors,” Asphalt Institute Health, Safety & Environment Committee Meeting

• • • • •

Author, “A Closer Look at FCC’s $100M AT&T Penalty,” Law360 Author, “5 Privacy Tips for Startups,” Young Upstarts Program Chair, “FTC and Consumer Privacy,” IAPP Practical Privacy Series Co-Chair, Emerging Technologies Program, “Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015,” IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress Moderator, “U.S. Federal Privacy Legislation: Is a New U.S. Consumer Privacy Law on Its Way?”, IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015 Panelist, “Mobile Data and Privacy,” Tune, Inc. Postback ‘15 Panelist, “How will the FCC and FTC Tackle Privacy and Data Security in the Coming Years?”, 25th Annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference Panelist, “FTC Privacy and Security Alumni: Reflections and Insights,” Privacy & Security Forum Panelist, “Hackanomics: The Impact of Underground Markets on Security & Privacy,” IAPP KnowledgeNet Panelist, “Federal Regulatory, Legislative, and Enforcement Landscape: Changes on the Horizon and Integrating New and Anticipated Initiatives Into Your Privacy and Compliance Program,” ACI 15th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection Presenter “Privacy Enforcement Trends,” Perkins Coie Client Seminar Presenter, “Privacy Seminar for Employers,” Perkins Coie Workshop Presenter, “FTC Truth-in-Advertising Principles for Technology Firms,” In-House Seminar Presenter, “Mock Contempt Hearing: FTC Data Security,” ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting Speaker, “Emerging Trends in Mobile Privacy at the FTC and FCC,” In-House CLE for Technology Company

SEAN C. KNOWLES PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

ANGELA R. JONES PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a ”Washington Rising Star,” 2013-2015 • Founding Member, Seattle Chapter, Women’s White Collar Defense Association • Presenter, “The False Claim Act,” Alaska Native Law Section (sponsored by the

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Securities, 2016 • Panelist, “SEC and DOJ Enforcement Issues,” SEC Hot Topics Institute

(sponsored by the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals) • Speaker, “Mergers and Acquisitions in Technology Industries,” The Seminar Group

Alaska Bar Association)

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

• Recognized in The Legal 500 for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense:

Aerospace/Aviation, 2014-2015 • 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

SARAH KONZ

ALLAN E. LOW

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

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

BUSINESS

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Member of Associate Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver,

2014-present

• Listed in Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004-present • Vice President and Commissioner, San Francisco Recreation & Park

Commission, 2012-present

VIOLA T. KUNG, PH.D. PA R T N E R | PA LO A LT O

• Board Member, SPUR, 2015-present • Honoree, Chinatown Community Development Center

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Patent Law, 2016

CHRISTIAN LEE A S S O C I AT E | PA LO A LT O INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Lawyers” for Idaho: Natural

Resources & Environment, 2008-2015 • Co-Chair, Forest Products Industry Group, Perkins Coie; U.S. News - Best

Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” for Timber Law • Co-Author, “The Year in Review 2014,” American Bar Association, Section of • Co-Chair, New Lawyers Committee, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of

Silicon Valley, 2015

Environment, Energy, and Resources - Forest Resources Chapter • Moderator, “Get Loaded on TMDL’s; A Phosphorus Cleanup Cocktail for the

• Co-Author, “The Internet of Things Changes Everything. Or Does It? Your Handy

Guide to Legal Issue Spotting in a World Where Everything is Connected,” TechLaw Institute 2015: The Digital Evolution, Practising Law Institute

HILLARY B. LEVUN

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

• Board Member, Uweza Aid Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya

Boise River,” Idaho Environmental Forum 12th Annual Boise River Conference and Float Trip—Innovation in Water Quality and Restoration Speaker, “What Have They Done for (to) Us Lately? An Overview of 2014 State and Federal Court Decisions with Potential to Impact the Forest Products Industry,”14th Annual Foresters Forum Speaker, “Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule 111(D),” Idaho Environmental Forum Speaker, “Innovation in Water Quality and Restoration,” Idaho Environmental Forum 12th Annual Boise River Conference and Float Trip—Innovation in Water Quality and Restoration Speaker, “Litigating Endangered Species Cases: The Property Owner’s Perspective,” Species Protection: Critical Legal Issues—American Law Institute, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.

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

JULIA E. MARKLEY

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

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

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

Environment, 2006-present • Recommended by The Legal 500: Industry Focus: Environmental • • • • • •

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Transactional and Regulatory, 2015 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental, 1995-present Listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers: Environment, 2009-present Listed in Super Lawyers, Oregon, 2006-present Acting Chair, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Advisory Board, 2015-present Speaker, “Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Economic and Business Impact on Hawaii,” The Seminar Group Speaker, “Preparing for Climate Change – New Regulations and New Litigation,” San Francisco, CA

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

• Recipient, Judge James Burns Federal Practice Award for Professionalism,

Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2015 • Recipient, Judge Lynn R. Nakamoto Award, Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar

Association, 2015 • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as an “Oregon Rising Star,” 2008-2013 and

“Oregon Super Lawyer,” 2014-2015


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

KAREN M. MCGAFFEY

ANN M. NAGELE

PA R T N E R | 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

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

BUSINESS

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

• Author, “How US Sanctions Can Affect Companies With Russian Investors,”

Environment, 2010-present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental, 2010-present • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2012-present • Speaker, “The Law of Climate Change,” Environmental Law Institute

Law360

DARREN NAKATA COUNSEL | PORTLAND BUSINESS

LISA M. MCGIMPSEY PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Appointed Firmwide Vice Chair, Corporate Practice, Perkins Coie, 2015

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

• Vice President of Pro Bono Affairs, Indian American Bar Association, 2015 • Author, “Federal Jury Convicts Founder of Midamar Corporation,” Food

Litigation News • Author, “USDA Indicts Founder of Midamar Corporation for Allegedly Exporting

• Board Member and Executive Committee Secretary, Japan America

Society of Oregon Board Member, Oregon Korea Foundation Board Member, Oregon Nikkei Endowment Speaker, “Insights into Indemnification Provisions,” Oregon State Bar Speaker, “Contract Drafting,” Multnomah County Bar Association Recipient, Perkins Coie Pro Bono Leadership Award, Portland Office, 2014 Portland Business Alliance—Leadership Portland, Class of 2015 Served as a member of the ad hoc committee that successfully advocated for awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Minoru Yasui • Named to the 2016 Japanese American Leadership Delegation • • • • • • •

LAURA L. NEEBLING O F C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

Mislabeled Halal Meat,” Food Litigation News • Co-Author, “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: How to Draft a State and

Sharia-Compliant Will,” Chicago Bar Association Record

JUSTIN L. MOON

• Chair, Firmwide Executive Committee • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Land Use & Zoning Law, 2013-2015

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

CHUN M. NG

BUSINESS

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

• Listed as a “Washington Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, 2015 • Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar

Association, 2007-2011, 2013-2015 • Board Member and Secretary, The Bush School, 2013-present • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, 2008-present

AUDRA MORI PA R T N E R | LO S A N G E L E S COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Patent Law—Seattle by Best Lawyers®, 2016 • Listed in Chambers USA as a “Recognized Practitioner,” Washington: Intellectual

Property, 2016 • Recommended in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2015 • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2003, 2005-present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Patent; Patent Law,

2010-present • Board Member, Kin On Health Care Center

• Member, Litigation Section Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar

Association, 2013-2016 • Regional Governor, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association,

2013-2015 • Governor, Japanese American Bar Association, 2015-present

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

KATHLEEN M. O’SULLIVAN

PRAVIN RAO

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

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

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Appellate Practice—Seattle by

Best Lawyers®, 2016 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation, 2009-present • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2005, 2007-present • Member, Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct, 2007-present

KATHERINE E. PAGE S E N I O R C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Legal Voice, Board Member, June 2012-present; Board Secretary, 2013-2015

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Lawyers” for White-Collar

Crime & Government Investigations, 2013-2015 • Recognized as a “Litigation Star” for Illinois in the 2016 Benchmark

Litigation survey • Listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer as published by Law & Politics, 2010-2015 • Author, “Expect More Data Analytics, ‘Hard Punches’ from the SEC,” Law360 • Speaker, “Post-M & A Integration: Managing Successor Liability and New Anti-

Corruption Compliance Risks Impacting the Life Sciences Industry,” American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on FCPA & Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry • Speaker, “Chicago FCPA Forum 2015,” Chicago Law Bulletin’s 8th Annual White Collar Crime + Corporate Governance Conference • Member, Law360 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board, 2015-present • Member, Planning Committee, 36th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

ANN MARIE PAINTER

MARY ELIZABETH RASMUSSEN

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

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

LABOR

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

& Employment, 2011-2015 • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management,

Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2015-2016 • Author, “Whistleblowers, NDAs and SEC Enforcement Action,” Insights

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

LABOR

• Board Member, Washington Council of School Attorneys • Presenter, “Calculating Overtime the Right Way,” Business and Legal Resources

Wage and Hour Master Class • Presenter, “Individualized Education Programs,” CLE, National Business Institute • Presenter, “Due Process Procedures,” CLE, National Business Institute • Author, “Court: WA Employer Discriminated Against Methadone Patient,”

Business and Legal Resources Washington Employment Law Letter • Author, “Court Finds Triable Issues of Fact in Medical Assistant’s Disability Bias

Claim,” Business and Legal Resources Washington Employment Law Letter

PERSONAL PLANNING

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

• Board Member, Center for Disability and Elder Law • Board Member, Hanul Family Alliance • Co-Author, “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: How to Draft a State and

BUSINESS

Sharia-Compliant Will,” Chicago Bar Association Record

DAVID A. PEREZ

• Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Strategy 300, “The World’s Leading IP

Strategists,” 2015

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

FREDERICK B. RIVERA PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Named “Champion of Voting Rights” by the League of Women Voters of • • • •

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Seattle–King County, 2015 Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Washington Rising Star,” 2013-2015 President-Elect, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, 2015 Board Member, Schools First Board Member, Ballard Food Bank

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

• • • • •

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, 2013-present Advisory Board Member, Washington Leadership Institute, 2014-present Board Member, King County Bar Foundation, 2010-present Board Member, ArtsFund, 2015-present Board Member, Downtown Seattle Association, 2015-present


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

RICHARD ROSS

MARTHA SANDOVAL

PA R T N E R | N E W YO R K

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

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

• Chairperson, Executive Board, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students • Board Member, Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services

• Advisory Board Member, Consulting and Business Development Center,

University of Washington Foster School of Business, 2011-present • Speaker, “Commercial Contract Overview and Negotiation Considerations,”

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

Presentation to Client Team

RAJIV P. SARATHY PA R T N E R | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Lawyers” for Idaho: Corporate/

Commercial, 2007-present • Speaker, “Alice in 101derland: Making Sense out of Patentable Subject Matter,”

HEIDI L. SACHS O F C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

CLE, Perkins Coie

VINAY SATHE, PH.D. COUNSEL | SAN DIEGO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Trade Secrets Law, Best Lawyers®, 2016 • Listed in Expert Guides, “Women in Business Law,” 2015 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law; Trade Secret Law;

Trademark Law, 2003-present • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2005-present

ROBERT P. SAKA A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E

• Co-Chair, EvoNexus, Digital Media Special Interests Group

BARBARA J. SCHUSSMAN PA R T N E R | S A N F R A N C I S C O ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

BUSINESS • Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Lawyers” for California:

Environment; California: Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2013-present • Board Member, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, 2015-present • Panelist, “National Day of Empowerment: Entrepreneurial Blueprint How to

Start & Grow Your Business,” Seattle Urban League Young Professionals, 2015

CHRISTINE M. SALMI SENIOR COUNSEL | BOISE COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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

Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, 2010-present • Listed in Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2015 • Speaker, 25th Annual Land Use & Development Law Breakfast Briefing • Speaker, CLE International Superconference: “Deferred Mitigation: Case Law

and Practice Tips”

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

• Leadership Committee, Access to Justice Idaho, 2015-present • Vice Chair, Appellate Practice Section, Idaho State Bar, 2014-present • Secretary and Board Member, Jannus, Inc. (f/k/a Mountain States Group),

2014-present • Co-Editor/Publisher of The Idaho Appellate Handbook (Oct. 2015) • Author, “To Appeal or Not Appeal: That Is the Question,” The Advocate

(Aug. 2015 ed.) • Author, “The Value of Lawyers Engaging in Community Service,” The Advocate

(July 2015 ed.) • Presenter, “Evaluating an Appeal,” Idaho Appellate Practice Section CLE

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

• Speaker, “If It’s Broke, Fix It: Trends in Repair Obligations,” Georgetown

University Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute • Speaker, “Alternative Fee Arrangements: Better for Both Lawyers and Clients?”

Georgetown University Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute • Speaker, “Let’s Make a Deal! The Market for Shopping Center Sales and Sticking

Points in Negotiations,” International Council of Shopping Centers • Planning Committee, International Council of Shopping Centers • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2015 • Faculty, 17th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Practising Law Institute

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

SARAH JANE SHINE

DOMINGO P. SUCH, III

COUNSEL | ANCHORAGE

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

LABOR

PERSONAL PLANNING

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

Lawyers,” 2014-2015 • Speaker, “Perkins Coie’s Work Life Balance Luncheon,” Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage • Speaker, “The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Recent Developments and Emerging Issues Under Federal and State Law,” Alaska Bar Association

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts & Estates, 2012-present Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Lecturer, American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School Inducted, Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs Listed in Worth as one of the top 100 Estate Planning Attorneys in the United States • Listed in Who’s Who in America

• • • • •

CATHERINE S. SIMONSEN

PETER L. TRACEY

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

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

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Founder, Co-President and Chair of the Board, Minds Matter Seattle • Seattle Member, Board of Directors, Minds Matter National

BRUCE V. SPIVA PA R T N E R | WA S H I N G T O N , D . C . POLITICAL LAW

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

Foundation Inc., 2009-present • Moderator, “Litigation Trends and Cyber Insurance,” SIFMA Cyber Legal Seminar • Panelist, “Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Their Impact on Insurance Allocation,”

American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Insurance Allocation

CARYN L. TROMBINO PA R T N E R | C H I C A G O

• Board Member, D.C. Bar Foundation • Advisory Board Member, American Antitrust Institute • U.S. Advisory Board Member, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

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

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

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law—Seattle, Best Lawyers®, 2016 • Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” for

Washington: Corporate/Commercial, 2005-2015 • Speaker, “An Overview of Corporate Governance,” Onboarding Women • Co-Author of “Lessons From the $148 Million Fraud by Dole’s GC and CEO,”

Corporate Counsel, 2015 • Presenter, “Taking Minutes,” Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance

Professionals’ Essentials Express Seminar • Moderator, “Directors Speak: The Changing Dynamics of the Boardroom,”

Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals’ Western Regional Conference

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Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

Defense, 2012-present • Listed in Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in Commercial Litigation

and Criminal Defense Law: White Collar, 2015 • Author, “Ninth Circuit Limits Ability of Foreign Nationals to Challenge FCPA

Charges from Abroad,” ABA 29th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime • Author, “Call to Arms from White House and DOJ on Spyware Sanctions,” White Collar Briefly • Author, “Corporate Executives Beware: DOJ’s Six Key Areas for More Aggressive Pursuit,” White Collar Briefly • Author, “SEC Enforcement: Self-Reporting Is Prerequisite to Deferred and Non Prosecution Agreements in FCPA,” White Collar Briefly


INDIVIDUAL HONORS

MICHELLE M. UMBERGER

CHRISTINE A. WILLIAMS

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

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

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

BUSINESS

• Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation - Patent—Madison,

• Speaker, Employee Benefits Institute of America’s 17th Annual Advanced

Best Lawyers®, 2015 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent, 2013-present

• Presenter, Webinar for HRWebAdvisor on “ACA Employer Reporting Forms: A

Line-by Line Analysis of the Requirements,” 2015

JENNIFER J. UNDERSTAHL

JAMES F. WILLIAMS

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

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

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

• Listed in Arizona Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” 2014-2015 • Listed in Arizona Super Lawyers as a “Southwest Super Lawyer,” 2016 • Chair, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Urban Land Institute Arizona • • • •

Cafeteria Plans and Benefits Conference, 2015

District Council Advisory Board Member, Urban Land Institute Arizona District Council Chair, Perkins Coie Phoenix Diversity Committee Member, ULI Product Council: Responsible Property Investment for ULI Author, “Lawyer as Salesperson: What Law School Didn’t Tell You,” Arizona Attorney

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

• Selected to serve as an ABA House of Delegates Member for Washington,

2005-2011; 2015 • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation -

Bankruptcy, 2010-present • Listed in “The Top 100 Super Lawyers,” Super Lawyers, 2015 • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2001-present; • Board of Directors, American Bar Insurance Plans Consultants, Inc.,

2011-present • Co-Chair, WSBA Leadership Institute, 2012-present • Board Member, Treehouse, 2000-2015 • Co-Presenter, “The Changing Face of the Legal Profession,” Washington State

Bar Association 125th Anniversary CLE

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

• Recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific: Life Sciences (International Firms) -

LABOR

China as a Notable Practitioner, 2014-2015

KATHERINE C. WAX A S S O C I AT E | S E AT T L E REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

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

and Employment as a “Senior Statesman,” 2012-present • Listed in Super Lawyers, Washington, 2003-present • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management;

Litigation - Labor & Employment, 1995-present • Vice President and Chair, Governance Committee, Pratt Fine Arts Center,

2014-2015

GWENDOLYN A. WILLIAMSON C O U N S E L | WA S H I N G TO N , D . C . BUSINESS

JUDITH K. WEISS PA R T N E R | P H O E N I X BUSINESS

• Speaker, “Not If, But When: Securing Fund Data,” ‘40 Acts Committee Luncheon,

New York, NY • Speaker, “Counseling Cybersecurity and Risk Management: A Regulatory • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2016 • Ranked by Chambers USA in “America’s Leading Lawyers” for Arizona:

Corporate/M&A, 2004-2015 • Board Member and member of Executive Committee, Children’s Action Alliance

Perspective on Cyber Risk and Liability,” Minority Corporate Counsel Association 2015 CLE Expo • Elected to D.C. Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council • Elected to Management Board, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. • Elected as Governance Committee Chair, Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

JAIME T. WILLIS

KRIS YOSHIZAWA

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

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

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

• Co-Chair, Young Leadership Board and Mentor Coach, America Needs

You—Illinois, 2015

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Washington Rising Star,” 2015 • Board Member, The Service Board

KRISTINE R. WILSON

LAURA GODFREY ZAGAR

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

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

REAL ESTATE & LAND USE

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & RESOURCES

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

2012-2015 • Appointed Member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Public Development and Infrastructure Council; Chair of Mission Advancement for ULI Northwest, 2015

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

• QLaw Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014-present; President-Elect,

2015-2016 • Recipient, Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State

Bar Association, 2014

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for CleanTech Law, 2016 • Recommended by The Legal 500: Industry Focus: Environmental - Transactional

and Regulatory; Real Estate and Construction: Land Use/Zoning, 2015 Member, Executive Board, Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy Member, Executive Committee, Equality California Institute Author, “Case Against the Clean Power Plan Could Change Admin Law,” Law360 Author, “Migratory Birds of a Feather Don’t Always Flock Together,” Law360 Speaker, “California as an Export Market for Renewables?” Law Seminars International’s Energy in the Southwest • Speaker, “Heading Off Opposition of Infrastructure Development: Legal, Communication and Political Perspectives,” American Gas Association Legal Forum • Co-Chair, Waste to Biogas & Clean Fuels Finance & Investment Summit • Speaker, “Preparing for Climate Change – New Regulations and New Litigation,” San Francisco, CA • • • • •

• Author, “The Year in Review 2014,” American Bar Association, Section

of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law, Water Quality and Wetlands Chapter • Author, Washington Real Property Deskbook, Washington State Bar Association, Public Lands Chapter • Author, The Clean Water Act Handbook, Fourth Edition, American Bar Association

DI ZHANG A S S O C I AT E | S A N D I E G O INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a “San Diego Rising Star,” 2015

CHIAN WU C O U N S E L | S E AT T L E BUSINESS

• Listed in Super Lawyers as a “Washington Rising Star,” 2015

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Individual Honors, Appointments and Speaking Engagements


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