Joel is Office Managing Partner of Perkins Coie Brown & Bain, and has practiced in the areas of appellate and complex commercial litigation since joining the firm in 1987. Joel has served as Chair of Perkins Coie’s national Appellate Practice Group, and has briefed and argued appeals throughout the federal appellate system and in Arizona appellate courts. Before joining Perkins Coie, Joel was a member of the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, and a trial attorney in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. Joel attended Georgetown University Law Center and served as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III.