Our Mission

Diversity is a long-standing core value and also one of the firm’s strategic goals. Embracing diversity allows us to draw from varied perspectives and communities, enabling us to attract the very best talent to our ranks, and in turn provide excellent service to our clients. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities, and will continue to support and participate in efforts to make the legal profession more diverse and inclusive. 


Our Continuing Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

For decades, we have been intentional and consistent in our efforts to increase the diversity of our workforce and to advance the values of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Today, we are a far more diverse firm than ever before. We take pride in that diversity, and we see it as a core strength of our firm. It is key to our culture, our values, and our business strategy. It is fundamental to the way we connect with and serve our clients.

As we consider the Supreme Court decision limiting the consideration of race in university admissions, we re-affirm our commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace and legal profession. Our methods for fulfilling that commitment may evolve over time as the legal landscape changes; our commitment will remain steadfast.


  • Engaging firm leadership in proactive diversity and inclusion
  • Investing in the diversity pipeline
  • Developing programs to address internal and external priorities
  • Measuring and monitoring our progress and success
Mansfield 2023

Awarded Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus for Diversity Leadership

The Mansfield 6.0 Certification Plus from Diversity Lab measures how leading law firms have affirmatively considered women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for recruitment, equity partner promotions, and management positions among other benchmarks.

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Perkins Coie Stands Against Anti-Asian Racism and Hate

Perkins Coie LLP stands against hate, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination in any form and against any person, and specifically condemns the alarming rise in racially motivated incidents against Asians and Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). 

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Perkins Coie Stands Against Antisemitism

In this statement, we specifically condemn the alarming rise in attacks against Jews, and we stand in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, clients, and friends as we denounce antisemitism in all its forms.

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Perkins Coie Pledges Resources and Action to Advance Racial Equality

(July 9, 2020)—Our nation has begun a reckoning with the racial inequality that has existed throughout our history and continues to impact the daily lives of Black people. This reckoning began with the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others. It continues now with a broad social movement that extends across our country.

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Our Structure

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a goal shared collectively throughout the firm, which is why we have created a committee structure that allows all stakeholders to participate.

Established in 2006, the Strategic Diversity Committee (SDC) develops firmwide diversity strategies and policies which are used to guide the implementation of existing programs and the creation of new strategic diversity initiatives, with a strong focus on recruitment, retention, promotion and community. 

We have also established Local Diversity Committees in each office that work to develop programming and initiatives designed to address the unique needs of their office and communities.

Resource groups are a key to the success of diversity and inclusion at the firm. Our resource groups develop educational programming, assist with business and professional development opportunities, maintain relationships with national minority bar associations and foster community. The resource groups are important sources of support, development and networking for our diverse lawyers. Visit here for a list of our resource groups.

For questions, please contact Diversity&Inclusion@perkinscoie.com.

In 2022, the women lawyers of Perkins Coie came together to engage in professional development, share with colleagues, converse with firm leaders, be inspired, and hear from firm clients.

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