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SAN FRANCISCO and PALO ALTO (January 14, 2021)—Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that it has been named as the Bay Area’s leading employer by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune for the first time.

The firm was ranked in first place among 40 large company best workplaces across the Bay Area for 2021.

“We are thrilled to have won this important recognition amid the ongoing pandemic. We’ve worked hard to maintain a work culture committed to collaboration, diversity, and inclusion to help all our team to continue to thrive in a largely virtual world,” said Laura Zagar, San Francisco office managing partner. “Continuing to foster an inclusive and supportive workplace, including for our new attorneys and staff that joined us during the pandemic, has never been more important and we have adopted many new initiatives to ensure we safeguard our culture through COVID-19.”

“We are honored to be recognized as the leading Bay Area employer which is a true testament to all our attorneys and staff, who are the driving force behind our unique workplace culture,” said Daphne Higgs, Palo Alto office managing partner. “We have heightened our focus on collaboration, diversity, and inclusion in the past year—in part to meet the unique challenges of the pandemic—but also because it is core to our values and culture and highly beneficial to the counsel we provide to our clients.”

The rankings were based on confidential surveys from over 44,000 Bay Area employees who provided insights about their employers’ values, the effectiveness of their leaders and their experiences of trust, and reaching their full potential as part of their organization.

Great Place to Work® recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® rankings. Perkins Coie was named among the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2020 for the 18th consecutive year. In addition to its recognition by Fortune, the firm has been listed in the Working Mother list of Best Law Firms for Women 12 times. The firm has also earned the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating of 100% in the Corporate Equality Index (a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality) 12 years in a row.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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