Jenner & Block

Anne Cortina Perry guides clients facing governmental or regulatory investigations, conducts internal investigations with and without parallel governmental investigations, and advises her clients on developing and improving effective, risk-based compliance programs.  Her substantive experience spans a variety of areas including financial crime, antitrust, corruption and employment.  She is a member of the firm’s following practices: Investigations, Compliance and Defense; Litigation; and Trademark, Advertising and Unfair Competition.

Ms. Perry represents, defends, and advises corporations and individuals in federal and state criminal cases, civil litigations and investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.  Ms. Perry conducts internal investigations of companies in a variety of industries including financial services, manufacturing, and energy.  She also advises clients on compliance issues, including ethics, anti-corruption, and employment matters.  Ms. Perry has previous experience in criminal, administrative, and transactional tax matters. 

Representative matters include:

  • Representing a senior executive in a Department of Justice investigation into antitrust issues in a manufacturing industry.
  • Defending an individual in connection with a Department of Justice probe into municipal bond bid rigging practices.
  • Conducting an investigation on behalf of a state public utilities commission into whether one of the nation’s largest utility companies misled the commission in the merger approval process.
  • Representing Chesapeake Energy in a well-publicized dispute with a trustee concerning the timeliness of a redemption of a $1.3 billion bond offering. 
  • Conducting an internal investigation of a mortgage lender in connection with a fraud investigation by the Department of Justice.
  • Advising a media company regarding ethics and anti-corruption issues, including revising its internal policies and training materials.

Ms. Perry has an active pro bono practice, focusing on the representation of underprivileged women, including in immigration and family court matters.  Recently, she partnered with the National Women’s Law Center on an amicus brief to the Supreme Court.  She previously advised an international women’s organization regarding its internal policies and procedures. Ms. Perry also represented an indigent criminal defendant in federal court and has been appointed to serve as counsel for a former state prisoner in a Section 1983 action.

While attending law school, Ms. Perry, as a member of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic, co-authored a report on the effect of No Child Left Behind on Connecticut schools.  Ms. Perry has served as a board member of the Stanford Women’s Network of New York, and is a member of the Yale Law School Alumni of New York Steering Committee.