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Michael R. Gotham

Michael R. Gotham

Perkins Coie LLP
Director of Recruiting & Retention
San Francisco, CA, USA

Mike Gotham is Director of Attorney Recruiting and Retention for Perkins Coie LLP.  Prior to joining Perkins Coie in 2008, Mike was Director of Attorney Recruiting for Heller Ehrman LLP for three years, Director of Lawyer Recruiting and Professional Development for Stoel Rives LLP for five years, and Director of Career Planning and Public Service at the University of Washington School of Law for five years. 

Mike served as NALP President in 2008-2009.  Mike's other past NALP activities include serving on the Part V (timing guidelines) Task Force (2007 - 2009), as an at-large member of the Board of Directors (2002-2004), as a member of the 2000-2005 and 2005-2010 Long-Range Strategic Planning Committees, as chair of the Timing Guidelines Taskforce (2003-2004), and as chair of the 2006 Annual Education Conference Planning Committee. Still other past NALP activities include serving as chair and vice-chair of the Public Service Committee, a member of the Educational Programming Advisory Council, and a member of the Nominating Committee.  Mike was awarded the NALP President's Award in 2005 for his work on behalf of the association.

Mike is a past president of the Seattle Area Legal Recruiting Administrators group, a past chair of the Northwest Minority Job Fair, and a past chair of the Puget Sound Area Minority Clerkship Program. Mike earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1993 and was editor-in-chief of the Washington Law Review.


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