Mark Perry

Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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. 

Mr. 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 (partial list below).  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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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. 

Mr. Perry has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the fields of appellate litigation and securities and capital markets law, is recommended byBenchmark Litigation 2012 for both appellate and general commercial litigation, and is ranked in the National Appellate category by Chambers USA 2011, which noted that “[h]e is particularly recommended for his experience in class-action cases.”  Mr. Perry has been named an Appellate MVP by Law 360 and listed as an Appellate Litigation Star by Benchmark Appellate.  Mr. 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 andThe Legal 500, and his briefs, arguments and victories have been applauded in the national press.

  • University of Chicago, 1991
    Juris Doctor
  • University of California - Berkeley, 1988
    Bachelor of Arts

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Publications and Multimedia
Business Cases in the Roberts Court: Perception and Reality - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
SCOTUScast 3-14-08 featuring Mark Perry
Preston v. Ferrer
March 14, 2008