Gera Peoples
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania

Gera Peoples works in the Fraud & Recovery Practice Group at Akerman LLP. He focuses his practices on white collar defense, complex commercial litigations and arbitrations, including class actions, contract litigation, and insurance litigation.

As a federal prosecutor, his criminal cases have included wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, public corruption, various tax crimes, computer and data crimes, healthcare fraud, and civil rights. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gera oversaw an identity theft task force and a government benefit fraud task force. He was Special Counsel to U.S. Attorney, the fourth highest ranking position in one of the largest and busiest United States Attorney offices in America.

Gera is also heavily involved in the community. He is the Community Representative Team Member for the United States Southern District of Florida, Court Assisted Re-Entry (CARE) Program. He is actively involved in efforts to help returning citizens successfully reintegrate into their families and communities.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, Gera was counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.

Gera served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Judge Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable Judge James L. King, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Gera is a graduate of New College of Florida and University of Pennsylvania Law School.