Priya Roy

Tel 215.864.8336
Fax 215.864.8999

Priya 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.

Priya 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. Priya'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. Priya 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, Priya 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, "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–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