Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., University of Chicago
Mark A. Perry is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation...Continue Reading
Mark A. Perry is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.
Professor Perry is an accomplished appellate lawyer who has briefed and argued many cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and the federal courts of appeals. He has served as chief appellate counsel to Fortune 100 companies in significant securities, employment, and patent appeals. He has also played a principal role in appellate litigation involving a wide range of legal issues, including federal preemption and other constitutional constraints on the exercise of government power.
Professor Perry also appears frequently in federal district courts around the country, serving both as lead counsel and as legal strategist in complex commercial cases. He has considerable experience in matters involving removal jurisdiction, transfer and MDL proceedings, federal-state coordination, and other questions of complex civil procedure.
Professor Perry regularly represents clients in class actions—an area of procedural expertise that cuts across a wide swath of commercial litigation, both in the trial courts and (increasingly) on appeal. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches the upper-level course in Class Action Law and Practice.
Professor Perry has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the fields of appellate litigation and securities and capital markets law, is recommended by Benchmark Litigation 2012 for both appellate and general commercial litigation, and has been ranked for three consecutive years (2012-2014) in the National Appellate category by Chambers USA, which noted that “[h]e is particularly recommended for his experience in class-action cases.” Professor Perry has been named an Appellate MVP by Law 360 and listed as an Appellate Litigation Star by Benchmark Appellate. Professor Perry has been selected as one of the 2011 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and has also been recognized by publications such as Super Lawyers and The Legal 500, and his briefs, arguments and victories have been applauded in the national press.
Before joining the Firm, Professor Perry served as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also worked as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States.
Professor Perry earned his law degree with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. His undergraduate degree was conferred by the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Bars of the State of California and the District of Columbia, and he has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for every Circuit, and several district courts.