Firmwide Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

John Devaney began his career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and has held leadership roles at Perkins Coie since 2005. He is also the co-founder of the Washington Lawyers' Foundation for Children's Hospital. In 2012, John successfully represented a group of minority voters in case involving discriminatory voting districts

Perkins Coie’s diversity efforts include a 1L Fellowship program, affinity groups, and an annual diversity retreat. The firm has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index since 2009 and was one of the top law firms on Fortune 100’s Best Companies to Work For list in 2015.

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2019: Chian Wu; 2018: Javier F. Garcia; 2017: Martha Sandoval; 2016: Justin L. Moon; 2015: Tiffany P. Cunningham; 2014: Dennis Hopkins; 2013: Bobbie J. Wilson; 2012: Frederick B. Rivera; 2011: Joseph Q. McCoy

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinder Selection:
2019: Brandon Johnson

1L LCLD Scholars Program

Scholars hosted:
2017: Mikaela Colby, Ernan Kiselica; 2016: Adrianna Chavez; 2015: Lindsey M. Huang; 2013: Taimur Case, Ashley Grisham, Gyushik Jang, Jeanine Joseph, Amanda Moncada, Randall Robinson, Malvika Sinha, Wesley Sze; 2012: Nicholas Colvin, Heba Elayan, Susan Har, Maily Hoang, Elizabeth Mendoza, Young K. Moon, Mitesh Patel, Antonieta Pimienta, Lisa Qi, Robert Saka, Vincent Ying, Andrew Yocopis

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2015, 2013

Annual Meeting (2018, 2016, 2015, 2014) 

Member: John Devaney

Diversity Professionals: Genhi Bailey, Tanya Johnson, Theresa Cropper

 Communications: Jodie Joung