Why Choose Us 

Perkins Coie is a law firm where women flourish as leaders. Our clients are changing the way the world lives and works, and they demand top-notch attorneys who can provide the diverse perspectives and backgrounds essential to growing their market share.

We meet those demands with the culture, training, and resources that enable women to take our firm to new heights.

Women are influential in every aspect of our firm, from firm operations to practice leadership to client service. They drive firm strategy on the Executive and Management Committees, serve as office managing partners, national practice group chairs, and lead key firmwide initiatives.

Women Comprise:

  Administrative Leadership Roles - 55% Women  Executive Committee - 47% Women  Practice Group Chairs - 44% Women

Award Winning Culture: 

 We are proud of the distinctions and accolades we have received from the legal industry and beyond for our collaborative, client service culture.

  • Best Law Firms For Women, Working Mother
  • Top 10 Firm For Gender Equity, Yale Law Women
  • Top Rating Of 100% In The Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • 100 Best Workplaces For Women, Fortune
  • Top 100 Law Firms For Women, Women Inc. Magazine

The Perkins Coie Women’s Forum and Women of Color Resource Groups are two of the many firm programs that support female attorneys from a variety of backgrounds. Each provides development and networking opportunities for women across the firm.

“Perkins Coie is the rare law firm that is truly committed to having women as leaders throughout the firm. I am proud to be an example of this and to be on the leadership team of a firm making its mark on the recruitment, training, and advancement of accomplished women.”

Perkins Coie Supports Strong Women Who Impact Our Success at All Levels

Shylah Alfonso

SHYLAH R. ALFONSO
Chair, Antitrust & Unfair Competition Litigation Practice
Seattle

CECILY T. BARCLAY
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair, Real Estate & Land Use Practice
San Francisco
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SHANNON M. BLOODWORTH
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice
Washington, D.C., and Madison  

FIONA BROPHY
Co-Chair, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
San Francisco
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TIFFANY P. CUNNINGHAM
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chicago

GINA K. EIBEN
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Firmwide Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions
Portland

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JESSICA L. EVERETT-GARCIA
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair, Litigation Practice
Phoenix
Image of Patchen Haggerty PATCHEN M. HAGGERTY
Chair, Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising Practice
Seattle
DAPHNE M. HIGGS
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER
Palo Alto
Image of Karen McGaffey KAREN M. MCGAFFEY
Chair, Environment, Energy & Resources
Seattle
LISA M. MCGIMPSEY
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Firmwide Co-Chair, Corporate Practice
Seattle

TINA N. MOSS
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
New York
Image of Molly Moynihan MARY C. (MOLLY) MOYNIHAN
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Co-Chair, Investment Management Practice
Washington, D.C.

KATIE M. O’SULLIVAN
CHAIR, FIRMWIDE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Seattle

ANN MARIE PAINTER
Chair, Labor & Employment Practice
Dallas
Image of Melanie Rubocki MELANIE RUBOCKI
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER
Boise
Image of Danielle Ryman DANIELLE M. RYMAN
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER
Anchorage

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BOBBIE WILSON
FIRMWIDE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
San Francisco 
Image of Kristine Wilson KRISTINE (KRIS) R. WILSON
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER
Bellevue
LAURA GODFREY ZAGAR
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER
San Francisco

What does Mentorship/Allyship/Sponsorship mean to you?
A great mentor, ally, or sponsor dispenses more than advice; she actively invests in your future through guidance, advocating on your behalf, and helping you create and/or take advantage of opportunities that come your way. 

What do you define as key characteristics of a great leader?
I’ve been thinking about this one a lot lately with the current state of affairs in our country and watching institutions respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and what is hopefully a long-term reexamination of race in America.  A key characteristic of a great leader is to lead fearlessly without considering whether the choices she/he is making will impact that leader’s future opportunities to lead.  A great leader is also a vulnerable leader, and capable of admitting a mistake or incorporating and adapting to new information as a situation develops.

What is an accomplishment that you are proud of?
Surviving my first six months as the San Francisco Office Managing Partner during a pandemic and substantial political and racial upheaval.  Kidding, not kidding.

Do you have a passion project or pro bono matter that you love and what is it? 
Right now, I am focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the SFO office so our office both reflects the diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities we serve and promotes social justice generally by creating a workplace where women and diverse attorneys and staff can thrive and advance diversity and inclusion in the legal industry generally. 

What do you think sets Perkins Coie apart from its peers?
This is a place where you can practice law as a human.  Our culture reflects an understanding that we are not super human, and we each have our own vulnerabilities or personality quirks.  And as such, as are stronger as a whole as our team can bring their whole selves to work.