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    The New Food & Beverage Playbook
    The rise in activist groups and nonprofits challenging food and beverage companies is one of the reasons behind last year’s increase in class action filings. Recently recognized as a Food & Beverage Group of the Year by Law360, our industry attorneys delve into recent trends in the Food Litigation 2017 Year in Review.
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    Workplace Harassment Taskforce

    Even the most prepared employers need support to manage the current sea change in sexual and workplace harassment claims. Our cross-practice Workplace Harassment Taskforce helps in-house lawyers, boards of directors, HR teams and other managers navigate sensitive situations and provides guidance on investigations, counseling and preventive training.
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    Appellate Powerhouse
    Undefeated with a 3-0 record at the U.S. Supreme Court and client triumphs in circuit and state appellate courts nationwide, our bench of appellate attorneys earned recent recognition on the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List and as a Law360  2017 Appellate Group of the Year.
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    On the Pro Bono Front Line

    From the start of 2017, changes in immigration rules and the political landscape motivated unprecedented responses from the legal community. Learn how Perkins Coie contributed and how our pro bono commitment transformed individuals, nonprofits and our communities in the 2017 Pro Bono Annual Report.

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    State of the AR/VR Industry 2018
    Interested in diving deeper into the future of the AR/VR ecosystem? Our recent survey questioned AR/VR industry leaders about their views on technology adoption, industry barriers, investment and acquisition activity, significant legal issues and other topics that are top of mind. Discover what’s next in our 2018 Augmented and Virtual Reality Survey Report.
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    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018, and for most companies doing business in the EU or monitoring the behavior of individuals in the EU, coming into compliance will require significant time and resources. Are you ready?



Perkins Coie Strengthens China Practice with Addition of Partners James M. Zimmerman and Scott J. Palmer

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that veteran Beijing-based lawyers James M. Zimmerman and Scott J. Palmer have joined the firm’s Beijing office as partners. Jim will join the firm’s Business practice, and Scott will join the Intellectual Property (IP) practice.

Perkins Coie Expands Innovative Legal Operations and Client Service Offering
Perkins Coie today announces the formal launch of a service offering that delivers legal operations support and solutions to the firm’s clients. Inspired by collaboration with some of the firm’s longstanding technology clients, Perkins Coie Client Advantage marshals the full array of the firm’s technology, resources and experience to meet rising client demand in areas that support the delivery of legal services.
Perkins Coie Marks 16 Years On FORTUNE’s Best Companies To Work For® List
 Perkins Coie is proud to announce that it has been named among the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For® for the 16th consecutive year. This year the firm ranks 58 in this annual list, now in its 21st year.



Supreme Court Delivers a Win for Employers, Upholds Employment Agreements Requiring Arbitration
In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, __ U.S. __ (2018), the United States Supreme Court upheld an employment contract provision that requires employees to individually arbitrate any disputes with the employer.
Sanctions Update: Rewind Your Iran Compliance Policy to January 2016
The United States will reimpose sanctions against Iran to implement President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a multilateral agreement under which Iran agreed to curb development of certain nuclear capabilities in exchange for the United States lifting specified sanctions.
New Washington Laws on Equal Pay and Sexual Harassment NDAs Become Effective in June
The Washington Equal Pay Opportunity Act will go into effect on June 7, 2018. House Bill 1506, signed by Governor Jay Inslee on March 21, 2018, amends the Washington Equal Pay Act, RCW 49.12.175, to “address income disparities, employer discrimination, and retaliation practices, and to reflect the equal status of all workers in Washington state.” This statute goes beyond federal equal pay legislation by providing additional protections for employees and imposing restrictions on employers. An employer who discriminates based on gender in providing compensation is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  • Joy On Both Sides of the Table with Judy Jennison of Perkins Coie

    Perkins Coie Partner Judy Jennison understands the path to success requires an understanding of the client’s culture and the goals of their legal department for the next several years. Hear Judy’s enthusiastic insights on innovative client service and building successful partnerships in this podcast hosted by Nicole Giantonio from LeftFoot.

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    Perkins Coie Marks 16 years on the FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For® List

    Perkins Coie is proud to announce that it has been named among the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For® for the 16th consecutive year.   

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