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Nick Perez

Cooley LLP & U.S. Marine Corps


Last updated: Jan 16, 2024

Nick Perez is an associate at an international law firm in Washington, DC, where he works across corporate and government contracts practices to support high-growth technology startups. In the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Nick is a member of the nascent Marine Innovation Unit. He served on active duty for four years as an intelligence officer, completing an operational deployment in support of U.S. AFRICOM crisis response forces. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his JD-MBA from Northwestern University. 

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