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Bruce Michael Cross

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

Perkins Coie LLP

Bruce Cross, a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment practice, has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of labor law, NLRB and labor relations, occupational safety and health, wage and hour matters and employment class actions. He has represented clients such as Puget Sound Energy Inc., United Parcel Service, Boise Cascade LLC, the Pemco Financial Group, Mutual of Enumclaw, General Dynamics Land Systems, Honeywell and Esterline.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


Client Comments

  • "Bruce Cross' expertise in his field is remarkable. But what makes Bruce invaluable is his deep understanding of our business."

    Willie Abadilla
    Manager, Labor Relations
    Puget Sound Energy

  • "My experience in Labor Relations spans more than 30 years. I've been fortunate in that time to work with a number of talented labor lawyers. Of the group, Bruce Cross is the best I've known. What makes him the best is his skill in listening to the client and using the client as a collaborator in preparing for litigation. He has a humble approach, which results in an amazing win record. He is truly a gentleman and a scholar who knows how to win."

    Mark Bowman
    Director of Community Services
    Puget Sound Energy

  • "When we have a complex labor issue, Bruce is the person we turn to. Bruce provides practical and useful advice that can immediately be put to use. Bruce has a way of taking a complex legal issue and boiling it down to the important points to consider and addressing each of those points to provide a well thought-out strategy that meets the business objectives. Bruce is extremely assessable - surprisingly so, considering how busy he is. In addition to labor strategy and questions, Bruce is very knowledgeable on general employment matters and Washington unique issues, such as wage and hour, discrimination, and leave laws. Bruce is very personable and easy to work with. He knows what inside lawyers and clients need. We recommend him to others without any hesitation."

    Colette Wolf
    Associate General Counsel
    Boise Cascade, L.L.C.

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Locations

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8453
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

Education

  • Dartmouth College (AB)
  • Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, United States

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association — Member
  • The Association of Washington Business — Member

Awards

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers", 2008 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers", 2008 - Present