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SEATTLE (March 23, 2021)—Perkins Coie is proud to announce that three firm attorneys, Alisha Burgin, Anna Smith-Sandy, and Sopen Shah have been selected by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as part of the council’s 2021 Fellows and Pathfinder programs.

Alisha is a Los Angeles-based partner in Perkins Coie’s Business Litigation practice, Anna is a Washington, D.C.-based associate in the Investment Management practice, and Sopen is a Madison-based associate in the Appeals, Issues, & Strategy practice. Alisha has been selected under the LCLD’s Fellows program, and Anna and Sopen have been selected under the Pathfinder program.

“We are thrilled that the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity has selected Alisha, Anna, and Sopen and congratulate each of these outstanding attorneys for their induction into the Fellows and Pathfinder programs,” said Perkins Coie’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Genhi Givings Bailey. “Diversity and inclusion are core to Perkins Coie’s culture and the legal counsel and perspective we provide to our global clients.”

The LCLD programs train high-performing attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and the building of professional networks. Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession.

Perkins Coie was named among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2020 for the 18th consecutive year. The firm was also ranked among the 2020 “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials” by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. Perkins Coie has been included in Working Mother’s list of “Best Law Firms for Women” 12 times and was recognized by Microsoft as the 2020 “Top Performer” in their Law Firm Diversity Program. The firm also achieved Mansfield 3.0 Certification Plus from Diversity Lab in 2020, which measures how leading law firms have affirmatively considered women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities for recruitment, equity partner promotions, and management positions, among other benchmarks.

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 1,200 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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