Perry Cao


Washington, D.C. (202) 869-3434

Perry Cao is a secondee at the MacArthur Justice Center in D.C., working in the Supreme Court & Appellate Program. His primary focuses include protesters’ rights and prison conditions litigation. He is on a secondment from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s D.C. office.

Prior to joining the MacArthur Justice Center, Perry was a student attorney at Rising for Justice, a nonprofit clinic working on behalf of tenants’ rights in the Landlord and Tenant Branch of the D.C. Superior Court. While there, Perry defended tenants in eviction proceedings and gave presentations on housing laws in D.C.

Perry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in International Politics and Security from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.