Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

By John Butler As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to alter our lives and businesses, it is most important to keep the safety of people at the forefront. Social distancing is widely considered to be one of the most important practices to combat the spread of the virus. Many businesses have shifted to a remote work environment so their employees can follow “stay-at-home” guidelines. This new way of conducting business has an effect on data…
By Allison Handy In recent days, both Delaware Governor John C. Carney and the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (Corp Fin) have provided additional relief for public companies working to hold their annual meetings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Delaware Order. On April 6, 2020, Governor Carney issued a Tenth Modification to his State of Emergency Order for the State of Delaware. The order addresses the concerns of public companies incorporated in Delaware regarding how…
Authored by Joe Cutler, Michelle Han, Anna Joy and Will Gillis We have been hearing from community organizations and our pro bono partners that some of our community’s smallest and most vulnerable small businesses either do not know about the resources available to them under federal relief programs or are overwhelmed with information and unsure about how to proceed. Still others mistakenly believe that they do not qualify for state and federal programs,…
By Val Dahiya, Anna Smith-Sandy On April 7, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published two risk alerts intended to provide market participants with advance information regarding (1) upcoming inspections for broker-dealer compliance with Regulation Best Interest (“Regulation BI”) and (2) upcoming inspections for broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance with Form CRS. The compliance date for both Regulation BI and Form CRS is June 30, 2020.…
By Regina LaMonica and Beth Erin Palmer The DOJ recently asked Congress to grant it emergency powers as the coronavirus outbreak begins to affect the timing of court proceedings and the DOJ’s ability to conduct investigations. Perkins Coie attorneys explore the DOJ’s request and the pandemic’s effects on the practice of white-collar criminal defense. Click here to read more.…