AVLF Board Member Spotlight: Adria Perez

Adria Perez is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. She focuses her practice on representing both corporations and individuals in white-collar criminal defense matters, government enforcement issues, as well as internal, criminal and SEC investigations. Her experience includes handing issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act (including government contracting, healthcare and tax matters), Civil Investigative Demands and export enforcement. She also counsels clients on developing and strengthening compliance programs and policies.

Adria was recognized as a 2011 “40 Under 40” Rising Leader by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Super Lawyers magazine recognized Adria as a Georgia “Rising Star” in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. In 2013 and 2014, she was listed as a Georgia Trend “Legal Elite” in the area of Criminal Law. Adria is a graduating member of LEAD Atlanta, Class of 2012, and is a member of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Pro Bono Committee and Volunteer Council.

Adria’s connection with Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation began when she was a summer associate at Kilpatrick Townsend when she represented domestic violence victims through the Safe Families Office. Adria credits AVLF for teaching her how obtaining a protective order for a victim can create a ripple effect that will change the victim’s and the victim’s family’s future for the better. Recently, Adria received an email from a client for whom she helped obtain a protective order in 2007. The client wrote: “Things are going as good as can be…but the thing that matters the most is that my daughter and I are together which is priceless. I just wanted to say thanks because without you it could have been so much worse…I just wanted to let you know that you made a difference to me and my daughter which we will be forever thankful for you.” From her experience with AVLF, and now being a member of the AVLF Board, Adria has learned how AVLF truly saves lives, and she is very proud to be a part of such a great Atlanta institution.