Perkins Coie LLP

Labor & Employment Department

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Perkins Coie's Labor & Employment practice, one of the largest in the West with more than four dozen lawyers, represents employers in all facets and at all stages of labor and employment relations. With sweeping geographic reach and substantive depth, our lawyers routinely confront some of the most challenging issues facing employers in the modern workplace.

We represent clients in a wide range of industries, from industrial manufacturing, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, healthcare and high technology. Serving as trusted counselors and advisor to in-house law departments or human resource professionals is a role we deeply value. In addition, our range of experience in a variety of industries allows us to provide relevant, efficient, and practical advice to accomplish business objectives expeditiously. Our lawyers understand that, as counselors and advisors, their role is to help our clients achieve their business goals, not to prolong disputes or complicate issues.

While our lawyers offer a full range of services, we are first and foremost trial lawyers with formidable experience trying cases, small and large, in federal and state courts throughout the country. Our lawyers are among the handful of lawyers anywhere in the nation who have taken employment class actions to trial – and prevailed. We have a unique depth of experience with negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements for some of the largest union employers in America.