May 2017 Bar Bulletin
By David A. Perez
“Hey, do you have a second?” Fred Rivera is standing in the doorway to my office. “There’s something I need to tell you.” Before I can respond, he is already closing the door behind him.
In a law firm with big personalities and rainmaking partners, Fred cuts a low profile. He began working at Perkins Coie in the late 1990s, after starting his career in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. I joined the firm well after that, in 2012, after clerking and doing some civil rights work of my own. For the next five years we teamed up...