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|Headquarters||1201 Third Avenue
|No. of offices||19|
|No. of attorneys||800+|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Revenue||US$424 million (2009)|
|Date founded||1912 (Seattle)|
Perkins Coie is an international law firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It has been listed on the Fortune Magazine "100 Best Places to Work in America" for the past eleven years. Perkins Coie is the oldest and largest law firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest and has a total of 19 offices across the United States and Asia. It is noted for its Intellectual Property, Venture Capital, Emerging Companies, Labor & Employment, Corporate Governance and Securities, Investigations and White Collar Defense, and Products Liability practice groups. Perkins Coie provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to clients that span the range of entities in the business world—from FORTUNE 100 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-proﬁt organizations.
Additionally, Chambers regularly ranks Perkins Coie's Political Law practice first in the United States. The firm is counsel of record for the Democratic National Committee, and other political clients include nearly all Democratic members of the United States Congress, as well as several Presidential campaigns, including those of John Kerry and Barack Obama. In 2009, President Obama appointed Robert Bauer, the Chair of the firm's Political Law practice, to become his White House Counsel. Bauer returned to private practice with Perkins Coie in 2011.
 Notable mandates and representations
The firm was founded in 1912 and has represented Boeing Company since the founding of the aerospace giant in 1916. Other prominent clients include Microsoft, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Costco, Craigslist, Google, Facebook, Intel, Twitter, AT&T, Zillow, REI, Intellectual Ventures, UPS, Barack Obama, Expedia, Safeco, T-Mobile, Dale Chihuly, and Nintendo.
Perkins Coie also serves as counsel of record for the Democratic Party and its candidates; its political law group was for many years headed by top campaign lawyer Bob Bauer, and is now chaired by Marc Elias. Perkins Coie represented John Kerry's presidential campaign and the Presidential campaign of Barack Obama, and continues to represent President Obama. The firm represented Christine Gregoire in the prolonged litigation surrounding her 2004 Washington gubernatorial election, and a team of Perkins lawyers headed by Marc Elias successfully represented Al Franken in his legal battle over the 2008 Senatorial election in Minnesota. The firm also represents the Democratic Leadership Council, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
In 2006, Perkins Coie made headlines when, led by partner Harry Schneider, it represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the alleged driver and bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden. The case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the Court ruled that the Bush Administration's use of military commissions to try terrorism suspects was unconstitutional.
Perkins also made national headlines for its work in the Doe v. Reed case concerning petition signatures in state ballot initiative campaigns, which was argued successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 28, 2010.
 Recognition and Rankings
- Ranked 59 in total revenue on the 2010 American Lawyer list of 100 largest ﬁrms (based on 2010 results)
- Named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eleven consecutive years (2003 – 2013)
- 100 attorneys received Chambers USA recognition, with 29 attorneys ranked #1 in their practices in 2011
- 163 attorneys named among the “Best Lawyers in America” for 2012
- Named Venture Capital “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
- Ranked in the #1 band in 18 practices, including national rankings, by Chambers USA in 2011
- Ranked in National #1 band by Chambers USA in Retail, Political Law, Transportation and Aviation
- Received the Corporate Partnership Award for Supporting People With Disabilities
- Earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's top rating of 100% in the Corporate Equality Index (2009 – 2012)
- Named by Yale Law Women as a Top Ten Family Friendly Firm (2008, 2010, 2012)
- Received Gold Standard Certification from Women in Law Empowerment Forum
- Named to the National Association for Female Executives & Flex-Time Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms For Women” List (2008, 2009, 2011)
- Anchorage (1977)
- Beijing (2001)
- Bellevue (1983)
- Boise (1997)
- Chicago (2002)
- Dallas (2010)
- Denver (1987)
- Los Angeles (1988)
- Madison (2008)
- New York (2011)
- Palo Alto (2010)
- Phoenix (2004)
- Portland (1983)
- San Francisco (1998)
- San Diego (2010)
- Seattle (1912)
- Shanghai (2006)
- Taipei (2011)
- Washington, D.C. (1979)