Professional Biography

Roger G. Wilkes Chief Operating Officer

Member, Firmwide Management and Executive Committees

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    New York, NY 10036-2711




Chief Operating Officer Roger Wilkes oversees all business functions across Perkins Coie’s 21 offices. He ensures the successful implementation of all operational activity and guides the firm’s strategic growth. Roger’s knowledge and insights play a pivotal role as evolving technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), continue to revolutionize the global economy and influence business practices for the firm and our clients.

Roger’s background includes significant experience as COO in professional services organizations. He joined Perkins Coie following a long tenure at an Am Law 200 global firm. He also spent nearly two decades at a Big Four accounting and consulting firm, where he led and guided numerous transformation initiatives for a more than 1,000-person team.  

A member of the firm’s Management and Executive committees, Roger is a graduate of St. John’s University’s Tobin College of Business, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on executive management. He also holds a B.B.A. in accountancy from Baruch College, City University of New York.

Related Employment

  • Kobre & Kim LLP, New York, NY, Chief Operating Officer, 2019 – 2023
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York, NY
    • Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, US Marketing & Sales, 2008 – 2019
    • Director/Leader Research & Analytics Group, 2005 – 2007
    • Manager/Senior Manager, Assurance Practice, Corporate Reporting Transparency Best Practices, Global Assurance Methodology, 2001 – 2004
  • American International Group, Inc. (AIG), New York, NY
    • Financial Analyst, Greater NY Senior Executive Team, 1999 – 2001
    • Corporate Tax Accountant, Tax Law & Compliance Group, 1997 – 1999
    • Accountant/Senior Supervisory Accountant, Domestic Brokerage Group, Risk Management Division, 1994 – 1997





  • St. John's University, Tobin College of Business, M.B.A., Executive Management
  • Baruch College, City University of New York, B.B.A., Accountancy