Marisa K. Perry

Jenner & Block
Chicago, IL


Marisa K. Perry is a litigator focusing on complex commercial disputes arising from corporate transactions and contracts.  She has significant experience litigating a broad range of matters including breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition and trade secrets, trademark, trusts, and class actions.  In addition, Ms. Perry has represented corporations in connection with internal investigations, and individual clients in high-profile white collar criminal cases.


Ms. Perry is a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Class Action Litigation Practices. She serves the firm as a co-chair of the Associates Committee and as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Named the winner of the 2011 Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award, Ms. Perry has a vibrant criminal and civil pro bono practice, which has included representing individuals in federal and state courts.  Ms. Perry was part of a team that successfully appealed a 20-year conviction to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and she briefed and argued her client's resentencing in the district court.  In 2010, Ms. Perry received an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in recognition of her outstanding commitment to pro bono representation and her service to the court.


Ms. Perry is active in several professional and community organizations including the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar.  In law school, Marisa first-chaired a criminal bench trial in Michigan state court and successfully defended her client against charges of domestic violence and breaking and entering.  She also was part of the American College of Trial Lawyers regional championship trial team and received an award for her oral advocacy.    Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Perry was a graduate fellow with the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) where she drafted numerous motions and discovery documents for pro se litigants in Cook County municipal court.  Ms. Perry was a summer associate at Jenner & Block in 2005 and a summer associate at America Online, Inc. in 2004.  Before attending law school, Ms. Perry worked in telecommunications and on federal grants involving clinical research and evaluation studies.