Alan Perry has been involved in some of the largest and most complicated litigation matters in Mississippi. He has handled banking, securities, and antitrust cases, as well as matters involving business torts and statutory claims. With a background in accounting Alan is well-known for his financial law acumen and is often hired in litigation related to accounting and auditing matters, as well as other cases involving financial institutions. He also maintains an active practice providing advice to corporate boards.
Alan has a national reputation. A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, he is listed in Chambers USA as a “Star Individual” in General Commercial Litigation and is ranked for Appellate Litigation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® annually since 1983, and is currently ranked in six areas, including Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Corporate Governance Law. Alan has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States and as a member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Law School.
He attended Harvard Law School, where he received the Fay Diploma, given annually to the law school graduate with the highest grade point average in the class. He also won the Sears Prize, given to law students who rank first and second in the first and second year law school classes. Alan was an editor and senior editor of the Harvard Law Review. While in law school, he took and passed the CPA examination, and was awarded the Silver Medal for achieving the second highest score in the United States on the examination in the year in which he took it.
After clerking for Judge Charles Clark on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Alan began law practice in Jackson with Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada. Although he began as a transactional and tax lawyer, Alan soon gravitated to litigation, and business and commercial litigation have been his focus for most of his career. Prior to joining Bradley, he was a founding partner with Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP beginning in 1986.
Outside the law, Alan is a director of BancorpSouth, Inc., and BancorpSouth Bank, a bank holding company and bank with approximately $15 billion in assets. He also serves as a Trustee of the Robert M. Hearin Foundation. Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Alan to the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the constitutional board that governs all of Mississippi’s public universities.