Gabriella Margaux Pérez Klein
Gabriella is an associate in the Firm's Global White Collar Practice Group and is based in the New York office. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement proceedings and complex civil litigation. Gabriella represents individuals and global corporations in investigations and prosecutions before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other government agencies. Gabriella also has experience conducting internal investigations and risk assessments. She counsels on corporate compliance program development and regularly conducts due diligence in connection with corporate transactions to identify and advise clients on potential risk exposure under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Gabriella graduated cum laude from Hofstra Law School where she served as an Associate Editor on the Hofstra Law Review.
While in law school, Gabriella received the "Best Overall Trial Advocate" award in a trial competition and later served as Manager of Competitions and as Vice President of the law school's trial organization. Gabriella competed in five National interscholastic trial competitions and was named a Semi-Finalist in three: The Peter James Johnson Jr., National Civil Rights Trial Competition, The Capitol City Challenge, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association Trial Competition.
During her second year of law school, Gabriella was asked by the University's Distinguished Professor of Trial Advocacy to research and write several portions of a Civil Rights-grounded Appellate Brief arguing for a reversal by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The Second Circuit reversed judgment on the issue that Gabriella argued. Upon retrial, the client prevailed.