Evelyn Gong is a senior attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, where she handles transactional matters in the Political Law group. Her clients include federal and state elected officials, candidates, national and state political parties, political action committees and nonprofit organizations, such as charities and issue organizations. Gong’s practice is focused on reviewing, drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial and other agreements, including consulting services agreements, license agreements, software development and hosting agreements and other vendor agreements, to facilitate clients’ day-to-day operations. She also serves as a trusted partner to leadership teams by providing pragmatic advice on the legal implications of business decisions and activities.
Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Gong was corporate counsel for Hillary for America and the Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Additionally, Gong brings several years of experience working as in-house counsel for FORTUNE Global 500 organizations. In each of these roles, she was responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts and provided strategic, business-oriented counsel while helping clients understand and manage legal and business risks.
Gong received her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, with majors in International Relations and East Asian Studies, and a minor in Political Science.