Priya Roy

Tel 215.864.8336
Fax 215.864.8999

Priya is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations, Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation, and Anti-Money Laundering Practice Groups. Priya represents clients facing allegations of financial fraud or involved in criminal, regulatory, or administrative government investigations, including investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Priya also routinely counsels clients, including financial institutions, mortgage lenders, and real estate practioners on matters implicating their programs under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and related Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws, including programmatic compliance advice, regulatory investigations and examination support, and related civil litigation.

Priya also focuses on complex civil practice arising from allegations of securities and tax fraud, violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute, violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, and other fraud and regulatory offenses. Priya also regularly assists in securities enforcement and corporate governance litigation practice in state and federal courts. She has also represented institutional clients in actions arising under the securities laws and involving fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties in arbitrations before FINRA arbitration panels. Priya is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues.

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.

Pro Bono Experience

Priya maintains an active pro bono practice. She regularly represents pro bono clients through the Prisoner Civil Rights Panel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and has handled all aspects of litigation, including motions practice, settlement negotiations, and civil jury trials.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

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


Co-author, "The Intersection of Money Laundering and Real Estate," 2020 Guide on AML by the International Comparative Legal Guides, May 2020

Co-author, “Money Laundering Watch: 2019 Year in Review,” Ballard Spahr alert, January 5, 2020

Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2018 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, January 2, 2019

Co-author, "Recent Supreme Court Decision Narrows Definition of Whistleblower," The Legal Intelligencer, March 8, 2018

Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2017 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, December 12, 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

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Money Laundering and the Real Estate Industry," Real Estate Services Providers Council, May 20, 2020

Presenter, "Anti-Money Laundering 2020: Risks, Due Diligence and Compliance in an Evolving Legal World," Practising Law Institute, May 12, 2020

Speaker, "Money Laundering and the Real Estate Industry–Preparing for the Future," National Association of Realtors, May 14, 2019

Community Activities

Community College of Philadelphia – Foundation Board Member

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

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania