Steven Perlstein is an experienced trial lawyer who practices in the area of appellate and complex civil litigation, focusing on litigation related to complex commercial transactions (such as collateralized debt obligation and mortgage-backed securities transactions), business break up disputes and securities-related litigation. Mr. Perlstein also conducts litigation related to data security, particularly with regard to civil remedies available to prevent the widespread dissemination of proprietary information. In addition, Mr. Perlstein regularly represents clients in white-collar criminal defense matters and regulatory investigations.
Mr. Perlstein has participated in a variety of civil and criminal proceedings, including International Chamber of Commerce, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and American Arbitration Association arbitrations, as well as litigations in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in New York and Delaware. Mr. Perlstein has also litigated patent disputes in the Eastern District of Texas.
In addition, Mr. Perlstein has briefed several civil and criminal appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals, including for the Second, Eleventh and Ninth Circuits, and has assisted as an advisor at the firm on others, including in the Fourth Circuit and D.C. Circuit. Among his extensive experience with appellate litigation, Mr. Perlstein has represented clients in federal criminal and civil appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, recently argued in the Eleventh Circuit on a complex issue of standing and assisted in briefing regarding an international alternative asset manager in an appellate matter in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Perlstein practiced at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he focused on complex commercial and securities litigation and bankruptcy litigation.
Mr. Perlstein previously served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable John D. Butzner Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.