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. He was resident in the firm’s San Francisco office from 2000 to 2002. A member of the Litigation Department, 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. Professor Perry has also participated in legislative and regulatory initiatives, including lobbying, compliance counseling, and responding to official inquiries.
Professor Perry has played a principal role in trial and appellate litigation involving a wide range of legal issues, including:1) Constitutional and other challenges to punitive damages;2) Federal regulation and supervision of financial institutions; 3) Federal preemption, particularly involving the Federal Arbitration Act; 4) Appointment and election of federal officials; 5) Administrative procedure and regulatory practices; 6) Constitutional and other challenges to governmental interference with private property; 7) State and federal unfair competition and antitrust.
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 Third, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits, the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.