B.A., with distinction, University of California, Berkeley; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Chicago. Professor Perry is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the firm's nationwide Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group. Professor Perry’s practice focuses on appellate litigation, constitutional law, and commercial disputes. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals in state and federal courts across the country, and has represented clients in trial-level proceedings before both courts and administrative agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Professor Perry served from 1993-1994 as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States. From 1992-1993, Professor Perry was an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States. He also served from 1991-1992 as a law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In law school, he was Executive Editor of the Law Review.
Professor Perry is a member of the Bars of the State of California and the District of Columbia, and he has been admitted to practice before numerous courts including the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits, the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.