Leading Voting Rights Advocate Joins Perkins Coie
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Bruce Spiva has joined Perkins Coie as a partner.

Summary: Bruce V. Spiva has joined Perkins Coie as a partner in its Political Law Group.

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Bruce V. Spiva has joined the firm in its Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Political Law Group. Bruce was recently the head of his own law firm, and, prior to that, he worked as a partner in another national firm.


The Political Law group represents individuals, candidates, parties, political committees, and others that seek to successfully engage in political activity. The group is one of the largest practices of its kind in the United States.

LaDale George recently joined the firm’s Chicago office.

Marc Elias, the chair of the Political Law group, said, “Bruce is an excellent addition to the firm’s Political Law group for his exceptional litigation experience and commitment supporting Voting Rights Act cases. He is a strong pillar among many, supporting the substantive growth of our practice in voting rights, redistricting and campaign finance litigation. I am delighted that Bruce has joined the partnership of Perkins Coie.”

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Leading Voting Rights Advocate Joins Perkins Coie


Both DLA Piper and Perkins Coie announced several additions to their firms in December.

Spiva, a renowned voting rights advocate, has conducted trials, arbitrated cases, and argued appeals in First Amendment law, civil rights, congressional redistricting, securities, and antitrust law. He has represented businesses and associations in many commercial litigation matters, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in national class action cases. In addition, he brought a case on behalf of a sexual assault survivor that triggered the overhaul of police and hospital response procedures in Washington, D.C.

Ryan Preston joined the Dallas office in November.

Spiva graduated from Harvard Law School and earned his B.A. from Yale University. He has published, given speeches, and testified on voting rights, antitrust, and other issues. He has served as the chair of the board of directors of D.C. Vote and as the chair of the D.C. Bar Litigation Section Sterring Committee. He has testified before Congress in favor of the D.C. Voting Rights Act, a bill that proposed a voting representative in Congress for residents of D.C. Currently, Spiva is a member of the advisory boards of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and American Antitrust Institute.

Photo credit: Perkins Coie, (Elias)


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