Professional Biography

Steve Koh Partner

Member, Firmwide Executive Committee

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.8530

    F +1.206.359.9530

    Seattle

    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099

    +1.206.359.8530

    SKoh@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Steve Koh leads the firm's relationship with The Boeing Company. He also represents clients such as OfficeMax, Boise Cascade Corporation and T-Mobile.  Steve chairs the firm's International Arbitration practice and acts as arbitrator in commercial disputes. In addition, he handles product liability and civil fraud matters.

2020 Best Lawyers and 2020 Chamber USA Logos

Ranked by Chambers & Best Lawyers

Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Transportation: Aviation: Litigation Lawyers," 2020
Named "Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, 2020

Professional Recognition

  • Named to the Lawyers of Color Power List, 2020
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Transportation: Aviation: Litigation Lawyers," 2020
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year," for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants by Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Recognized in The Legal 500, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Aerospace / Aviation, 2014 - 2015
  • Recognized in Corporate Responsibility Magazine Legal Who's Who: Securities Defense, 2014
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Washington Super Lawyers," 2007 - 2012
  • Named to "Best Lawyers Under 40" list by the National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association
  • Lawyer Representative to Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2003, 2007 - 2009
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 - 2021: Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Professional Leadership

  • American Law Institute (ALI), Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Roster of Neutrals and Large Case Committee, Member
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Roster of Neutrals, Member
  • AAA/ICDR Aerospace, Aviation and National Security Panel of Arbitrators, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, President, 2007; Past Vice President and Trustee, 2005 - 2006
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Perkins Coie Hiring Committee, Firmwide Chair, 2000 - 2005
  • Perkins Coie Firmwide Executive Committee, 2005 - 2007, 2011 - 2013

Community Involvement

  • Childhaven, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2008; President, 2007, 2008
  • Leadership Tomorrow, 2002

Related Employment

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Civil Division, Honors Program, Attorney, 1993 - 1995

Clerkships

  • Hon. Patricia Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1992 - 1993

Experience

News

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

RELATED INFORMATION

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1992, Articles Editor, Yale Law Journal
    Coker Fellow
  • University of Washington, B.A., Business Administration, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989