Professional Biography
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David A. Perez Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.6767

    F +1.206.359.7767

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.6767

    DPerez@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

David Perez practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, consumer protection, class actions, constitutional law, unfair competition and trial practice. David has particular experience in trade secret disputes, regularly counseling clients asserting trade secret misappropriation, or defending against misappropriation claims. He also serves as outside general counsel for various entrepreneurs, high-growth technology startups and established companies.

David maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on constitutional law and civil rights. He co-authored the Washington Voting Rights Act, a state analogue to Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act. He is currently on the litigation team for Wagafe et al. v. Trump, et al., a class action challenging the legality of a secretive government program that targets Muslims applying for immigration benefits.

David received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Gonzaga University, where he was selected as the student commencement speaker. After law school, David served as a clerk on the Ninth Circuit. Each year since 2013, David has been named a “Rising Star” in Washington Super Lawyers Magazine. 

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a "Washington Rising Star" in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013 - 2017
  • Named “Champion of Voting Rights” by the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, 2015
  • Recipient of the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington's "President's Award," 2013

Professional Leadership

  • King County Bar Association, Appellate and Intellectual Property sections
  • Seattle Municipal Court Selection Committee, 2016
  • Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray, Transition Team, 2013
  • Washington Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson, Transition Team, 2012
  • Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality, Fellow

Community Involvement

Related Employment

  • Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, Assistant Director, 2011 - 2012
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2009
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Seattle, WA, Law Clerk, 2008

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert Beezer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2010 - 2011

EXPERIENCE

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PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2010,
    Development Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
  • Gonzaga University, B.A., Latin American Studies; Political Science,
    magna cum laude
    , 2007