Perpétua B. Chéry is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Ms. Chéry joined Debevoise in 2021. From 2020 to 2021, she served as a Judicial Fellow to H.E. Judge Mohamed Bennouna at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Ms. Chéry received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Global Law Scholar, and a Master’s in Economic Law from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Prior to law school, Ms. Chéry worked extensively with governments and non-State actors throughout West and Central Africa on issues related to peace and security, governance, and human rights. She obtained a B.A. cum laude from the University of Florida in 2011.

She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole. 


  • l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2020, LL.M.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2020, J.D.
  • University of Florida, 2011, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York