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), 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. Additionally, Ms. Perez's practice includes representing various companies in complex commercial litigation.

Ms. Perez is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. She was recognized as a 2011 “40 Under 40” Rising Leader by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2016 and the four 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. 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 (2015-2016)

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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Adria L. Perez

Experience Highlights

Successfully responded to a civil investigative demand and persuaded the DOJ not to take any action against client
Conducted an internal investigation and represented a healthcare practice in responding to a civil investigative demand and investigation into more
Successfully represented financial institution in fair lending investigation
Persuaded the Department of Justice not to take any action against a financial institution for alleged violations of fair lending laws despite a more
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
Conducted an internal investigation for an Audit Committee
Conducted an internal investigation with regard to alleged FCPA, fraud and export issues for a public company's Audit Committee with regard to more