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 and Civil Investigative Demands. 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 selected as one 2017's “Top Lawyers Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association. 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 named one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” for 2017. Ms. Perez was selected as an “On the Rise” honoree in 2016 by the Daily Report. In 2013 and 2014, she was listed as a Georgia Trend “Legal Elite” in the area of Criminal Law. Ms. Perez was recognized as a 2011 “40 Under 40” Rising Leader by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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

LEAD Atlanta Class of 2012, Member

American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 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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Adria L. Perez

Experience Highlights

Investigation on behalf of special committee of board of directors into misuse of bank resources
Internal investigation for special committee of board of directors of a bank related to misuse of bank resources by executive officers, including more
Convinced DOJ not to take action in a theft of trade secret investigation
In less than three months, we convinced the Department of Justice not to take any action against a client employee for allegedly stealing trade 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
Successfully represented government contractor in False Claims Act investigation
Persuaded U.S. Attorney’s Office not to indict a government contractor after a two year False Claims Act investigation. more