Adria Perez focuses her practice on representing both corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters, government enforcement issues, as well as internal, criminal and SEC investigations. Her experience includes handling issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act (including government contracting, healthcare and tax matters), environmental crimes, Civil Investigative Demands and export enforcement. Ms. Perez assists clients in responding to inquiries from and government investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC, OCC and Office of Inspector General from a variety of federal agencies. She also counsels clients on developing and strengthening compliance programs and policies.

Ms. Perez was recognized as a 2011 “40 Under 40” Rising Leader by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2017 and the five years immediately preceding, Super Lawyers magazine recognized Ms. Perez as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. She was selected as an “On the Rise” honoree in 2016 by the Daily Report, and as a Top Lawyer Under 40 in 2017 by the Hispanic National Bar Association.  In 2013 and 2014, Ms. Perez was listed as a Georgia Trend "Legal Elite" in the area of Criminal Law.

Ms. Perez is fluent in Spanish. Para ver esta biografía en español, presione aquí.

Professional & Community Activities

2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Board of Directors, Member

Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Board of Directors, Member

ToolBank USA, Advisory Council, Member

LEAD Atlanta Class of 2012, Member

American Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Member

Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, Member

Hispanic National Bar Association, Member

Hispanic National Bar Association, Latina Commission, Member (2015-2017)

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D. (2004)
  • Florida State University, B.A., International Affairs and Spanish (2001)
    summa cum laude
  • Parker School of International Law, Certificate in Comparative and International Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2004)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Adria L. Perez

Experience Highlights

Conducted internal investigation for international construction company
Performed an internal investigation for an international construction company into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as conducted training more
Investigation by DOJ of whistleblower claims
In less than four months, convinced the Civil Division of the Department of Justice that a whistleblower’s claims against a company did not merit the more
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act advice for consumer goods manufacturer
Advised an international consumer goods manufacturer on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues as well as assisted in drafting its FCPA policy, more
Represented a construction company executive during parallel investigations by the SEC & DOJ
Represented an executive at a public construction company during parallel investigations by the SEC & DOJ and convinced the DOJ to use the more