Bloomberg Law
June 1, 2021, 10:01 AM

The Future of the Big Law Office Is Now, Thanks to Covid-19

Rebekah Mintzer

Many of the attorneys making their way back to Perkins Coie’s Seattle office will reconnect with colleagues in person for the first time in a long time, with some sharing workspace more than ever before.

The firm, which is set to welcome lawyers back to offices by Oct. 1 in a hybrid arrangement that includes some remote work, is cutting more than 70,000 square feet of space—or around 25 tennis courts—across four of its offices. As part of the move, it’s getting rid of some assigned seating in certain offices, encouraging a “hoteling” setup, where individuals book desks as needed, ...

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