James E. Perry

James E. Perry

Associate, Financial Institutions; National Security


Jim Perry advises global financial institutions and multinational corporate clients in the areas of economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), banking secrecy, and money transmission laws and regulations. Mr. Perry has conducted complex, cross-border sanctions and AML investigations in Europe and Asia and diligence for significant corporate mergers and acquisitions, and has provided guidance to major companies in the fintech and cryptocurrency/blockchain spaces. In recognition of his work, Mr. Perry was named one of Best Lawyers’ 2024 Ones to Watch in America.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Perry served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and was deployed to the Middle East. He then spent several years in the Department of the Navy managing bilateral security programs with U.S. partners in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He also later led analytical support to federal counterintelligence and technology protection efforts, working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Perry graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor at the Georgetown Journal of International Law. His pro bono legal work includes the exoneration of a Navy veteran wrongfully convicted of murder and a successful asylum petition on behalf of a Somali man fleeing terrorism in his home country.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2014 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995


  • District of Columbia

Government Service

  • Department of the Navy, 2002-14
  • U.S. Navy, 1996-2001, 2001-02

James E. Perry

Associate, Financial Institutions; National Security