Joseph Perry's practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement, internal investigations and complex civil matters. He counsels clients in large-scale federal and state criminal investigations as well as advises clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other regulatory matters involving the SEC, CFTC and federal and state regulators. Mr. Perry has both meaningful trial and appellate experience in both federal and state courts.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Perry clerked for the Honorable Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, Senior Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Joseph advised Judge Ciparick on a variety of complex civil and criminal matters and assisted in the drafting of judicial opinions. Mr. Perry began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he tried numerous cases to verdict and conducted numerous pre-trial hearings and grand jury investigations. Mr. Perry drafted appellate briefs involving Fourth Amendment and improper jury instruction claims and favorably argued an appeal before the Appellate Division, First Department.
Mr. Perry maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he has represented individuals in immigration matters before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). He is currently assisting two high school-aged immigrants from Honduras to secure work visas following a decision by the EOIR to terminate removal proceedings. Mr. Perry has also assisted a Haitian immigrant secure permanent residence status in the United States under a special program for victims of domestic violence. In addition to his pro bono activities, Mr. Perry makes significant contributions to the firm. He is a member of the firm’s hiring committee and co-head of the firm’s associate liaison committee, which regularly meets with management to discuss firm-related issues. Mr. Perry is called upon to mentor junior associates and is actively involved in the firm’s summer associate program.
Outside the firm, Mr. Perry volunteers his time with various organizations, including Georgetown University’s undergraduate alumni interviewing program. Mr. Perry heads one of the regional chapters in the area, supervising over 50 local interviewers each year. Mr. Perry sponsors a Honduran child through Children International and is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.