Perry, Timothy

Timothy Perry

Tim Perry is an experienced trial lawyer and a member of the firm's Securities and Litigation/Controversy Departments. Mr. Perry's practice focuses on white collar matters, the defense of government enforcement actions, and internal investigations of all types.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Perry was an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of California, where he was the securities and financial fraud coordinator and a member of the Major Frauds and Special Prosecutions section. While an Assistant US Attorney, Mr. Perry tried, as first chair, more than a dozen federal jury trials and led scores of long-term grand jury investigations involving securities fraud, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), campaign finance fraud, tax evasion and tax fraud, the False Claims Act, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and commercial fraud related to antidumping and international trade. As a prosecutor, Mr. Perry led the investigation into, and in 2014 indicted, several individuals for conspiring to funnel foreign money into federal and local political campaigns—the largest foreign-money campaign finance fraud in US history. Mr. Perry was twice appointed by the Attorney General to serve as a Special Attorney investigating recusal matters outside his home district, and is experienced in handling classified information, including top secret information subject to SCI protocols. Mr. Perry is also an experienced appellate lawyer, and has been counsel of record in dozens of cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2013, Mr. Perry won the Attorney General's Award—the highest honor given by the Department of Justice. Mr. Perry was also a recipient of the Department of Homeland Security ICE 2014 Director's Award for Superior Dedication to Teamwork, as well as the Homeland Security Investigations' 2012 Executive Associate Director's Award for Outstanding Investigative Accomplishments. Mr. Perry is an active thought leader, and has published several articles on prosecutorial ethics, international investigations, campaign finance, border security and other topics.

Previously, Mr. Perry was an associate at a large international law firm in San Francisco. Before attending law school, Mr. Perry was a Fulbright scholar in South Africa, where he monitored the implementation of portions of the 1996 constitution.

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Professional Activities

Mr. Perry is currently co-chair of California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom's Defending California Values working group. He is also a founder of the California lawyer chapter of the American Constitution Society. Since 2007, Mr. Perry has served as one of three final round judges for the “Best Brief” portion of Berkeley Law School's McBaine Moot Court Competition. Mr. Perry teaches classes at the Department of Homeland Security Intellectual Property Rights Center, and has advised candidates for elective office on issues of justice, security and preparedness.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2006

    • MS, Political Studies, University of Cape Town, 2003

      with distinction US Fulbright Scholar
    • BA, Linguistic Anthropology, Brown University, 2001

      with honors
  • Admissions

    • California

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Peter W. Hall, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2006 - 2007

Credentials