Daniel R. Perez is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement group. Daniel focuses his practice on internal and government investigations and has represented clients in investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Daniel also has broad experience representing clients in connection with litigation before federal district courts and multiple circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. Daniel has represented individuals, life sciences companies, financial institutions, private and state-owned energy companies, and foreign states.
Daniel focuses primarily on matters involving allegations of corruption, securities fraud, revenue recognition and accounting fraud, and money laundering, among other issues. Daniel also has extensive experience advising clients with respect to issues arising under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Daniel’s pro bono practice has included representing clients in federal habeas and immigration proceedings. In 2021, Daniel obtained the entry of a court order providing for the consensual resolution of a federal habeas action brought by a state prisoner alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations. The consent order advanced the client’s parole eligibility date substantially and facilitated his early release.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Daniel was an associate at another global law firm.
- Represented a multinational conglomerate before the DOJ and SEC in connection with a multijurisdictional Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation.*
- Represented a life sciences company in internal investigations into alleged corruption, fraud, and related matters in Argentina, Brazil, India, and Spain.
- Conducted internal investigation for a multinational medical device company involving alleged corruption-related misconduct by distributors in Brazil.
- Conducted internal investigations for a U.S.-based multinational medical device company involving anti-corruption issues in Brazil. Advised client on institution of compliance policies in response to investigative findings.
- Conducted an internal investigation for a European affiliate of a global professional services firm into potential independence issues stemming from an acquisition in South America.
- Represented the Brazilian affiliate of an international accounting firm before the PCAOB.*
- Represented a state-owned energy company against a putative class action alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act.*
- Defended a brokerage in several putative class actions alleging improper order routing practices.*
- Obtained U.S. enforcement of multiple international arbitration awards against a foreign state pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.*
- Represented foreign state in federal action by investors to seeking to vacate an international arbitration award.*
*Representations handled prior to joining Ropes & Gray
- JD, New York University School of Law, 2014
- BA, Brown University, 2009
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2015
- District of Columbia, 2018