Perkins Coie's Government Contracts practice was named the "Government Contracts Group of The Year" by Law360 on Monday, February 01. The group received the recognition based upon several client's successes. The group consists of 13 attorneys, with 11 located in the Washington, D.C. office and two more in the Seattle office.
Group chair, Richard Clifford commented on the different reasons for the group's high-profile success. "We're very mean and lean, and we're able to attract very high-profile cases from top defense contractors because we're very cost effective and because of the experience we have," Clifford said. A small group size also means that the Perkins Coie attorneys clients hire are also the lawyers who are going to be intimately involved in the work, Clifford added. "Our senior partners are more than just a name at the top of the pleading," Clifford said. The group's lawyers also have the government contracts-specific qualifications that can help cinch big wins, according to Clifford.