Priya Roy
Priya Roy

Priya Roy

Tel 215.864.8336
Fax 215.864.8999

Ms. Roy is a 2006 graduate of Emory University and a 2011 graduate of University of Virginia Law School. After law school, she clerked for Judges Robert S. Ballou and Michael F. Urbanski of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Ms. Roy focuses her practice on white collar defense, regulatory compliance and complex civil litigation. She conducts internal investigations and advises and defends companies and individuals facing criminal and civil investigation, and has participated in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and federal regulatory authorities. Ms. Roy's practice includes counseling clients in Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act matters, as well as matters involving allegations of tax fraud, violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, securities violations, and other fraud and regulatory offenses. Ms. Roy is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues.

While in law school, she served as an Auction Director of the Public Interest Law Association, and was an intern at the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Before entering law school, Ms. Roy was an elementary school teacher in Atlanta Public Schools with Teach for America.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a Super Lawyers "Pennsylvania Rising Star" for business litigation 2016-2017


Co-author, "The SEC's New Enforcement Tool?" Law360, July 12, 2017 

Co-author, "SEC Embraces its New Enforcement Weapon: Anti-Money Laundering and Reporting Requirements Under the Bank Secrecy Act," Ballard Spahr article, June 20, 2017  

Co-author, "Bank Whistleblower Litigation Highlights Limits of Employee Confidentiality Agreements to Curb Data Misappropriation," Ballard Spahr alert, February 23, 2017  

Co-author, "2016 Year in Review: Money Laundering (Part Two)," Money Laundering Watch, February 6, 2017

Co-author, "2016 Year in Review: Money Laundering (Part One)," Money Laundering Watch, February 1, 2017  

Co-author, "Prepare for Compliance with General Data Protection Regulation Checklist," Ballard Spahr alert, December 7, 2016 

Co-author, "Fact Sheet Clarifies AML/BSA Enforcement Priorities," Ballard Spahr alert, September 2, 2016

Co-author, "Six Steps to Keep Students Data Safe," EdTech Magazine, October 23, 2015

"A Standing Ovation For Plaintiffs In Data Breach Cases," Law360, July 27, 2015

Community Activities

Philabundance Young Business Leaders Committee

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2011)
Editorial Board Member, Virginia Environmental Law Journal

Emory University (B.A. 2006, summa cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa



District of Columbia