California Industries



Perkins Coie California attorneys recognize that to provide the best counsel and service to our clients, and to successfully compete for the most sophisticated and challenging work, we have to first understand their business and the nature of the industry. Our attorneys work with clients in a wide range of industries including:


Lawyers in our Internet industry group work with some of the Internet’s foremost pioneers, as well as more traditional companies that are leaders in developing e-commerce capabilities. We help our clients identify and resolve groundbreaking legal issues ranging from data protection and privacy to tax and jurisdiction. We provide complete legal services to companies as they launch cutting-edge apps—and help them procure, protect and deploy their intellectual property. Our attorneys focus on several areas of key importance in the industry—social media, electronic financial services, privacy and security, Internet litigation and e-commerce.

Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences practice in California is focused in three areas: intellectual property, corporate and litigation. Services include patent procurement, patent due diligence, patent interferences and trademark procurement. Corporate services for life science companies are mainly supported by the Seattle office.

Retail & Consumer Products

The Retail & Consumer Products industry group understands the highly competitive environment facing world-class retailers doing business in California. Our California attorneys advise retailers on a range of areas, including tax, marketing, litigation, intellectual property, labor, real estate, franchising, consumer protection and bankruptcy.

Interactive Entertainment

From the emergence of a new idea to the delivery and distribution of a finished product, clients in the Interactive Entertainment industry turn to Perkins Coie for legal advice in this increasingly complex and competitive field. We assist clients in the console, online and computer games market as well as the traditional game market.


Perkins Coie represents a variety of Cleantech companies ranging in size from formation-stage start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. We work with funding sources and government institutions, including the Department of Energy, research institutions, service providers and other key participants in the Cleantech industry. We provide counsel on a variety of Cleantech issues, including energy efficiency, renewables, alternative energy, transportation and water.