Professional Biography

Holly M. Simpkins Senior Counsel

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8000

    F +1.206.359.9000

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA

    +1.206.359.8000

    HSimpkins@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Holly is a senior counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property litigation group. She focuses on trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation while also maintaining an active general commercial litigation practice. She has successfully handled copyright and trademark actions in federal courts throughout the country, obtaining favorable settlements and millions of dollars in judgments for her clients. Holly has also litigated a wide range of general commercial matters ranging from breach of contract to consumer class actions. In addition to federal court litigation, she regularly appears in matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to her litigation practice Holly has extensive experience counseling clients in a variety of industries on intellectual property and brand protection strategies, including securing, policing, investigating and enforcing her client’s rights as well as investigating and removing from the market counterfeit and other unauthorized goods.

Holly also maintains an active pro bono practice representing, among others, individuals seeking asylum, unaccompanied juvenile immigrants, trafficking survivors as well as survivors of domestic violence.

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Summer Associate, Summer 2001; Associate, 2002 - 2003 and 2004 - 2007

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert Beezer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2003 - 2004

  • Hon. James Robart, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2007 - 2009

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

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

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

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

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2002,
    Executive Editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
  • The College of William & Mary, B.S., Biology and Economics,
    cum laude
    , 1997