Perkins Coie understands that your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Our firm culture encourages you to define and pursue your idea of success, while providing support and mentorship during the process.

We offer not only professional development and career training programs, but also a personalized mentoring program in which a more senior attorney takes an active role in helping you achieve the highest level of success and become an important member of the Perkins Coie team.

Perkins Coie emphasizes the training and development of its attorneys. We employ a flexible partnership track with multiple points of promotion. Each attorney is considered for elevation to counsel, senior counsel or partner when his or her experience, with the firm and in practice, makes it appropriate for him or her to be considered.

Promotions to counsel typically occur after an associate has at least six years of credited practice. Associates may also move to a senior attorney role after six years of practice. After eight years of credited practice, including two years as counsel, counsel are eligible for promotion to partner or to senior counsel. Although promotion is a career milestone and evidence of a strong legal practice, all of our attorneys continue to be valued by the firm for their experience, legal skills, mentoring and the administrative contributions they provide. 


Perkins Coie has been named among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" for 22 consecutive years by Fortune, 2003 – 2024

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Firm Culture and Overview

We believe that diversity of thought and experience enhances our decision-making and client service while enriching our dynamic work atmosphere.

Our firm culture is based on mutual respect, collaboration and commitment to serving our clients. New employees are integrated into the firm through extensive orientation, new user training and mentorship programs. We are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where each person is a valued member of the team. 

Perkins Coie is highly rated for the quality of its client service. This strength stems from two key factors: a strong emphasis on service and an extremely collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration in support of client needs.

Chief Talent Officer Jennifer Bluestein, who authored “An Associate’s First Year: A Guide to Thriving at a Law Firm,” was interviewed by PD Insider on ways that associates can find their footing and excel at a large law firm. Watch the full interview here