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Steven J. Pearlman

Steven J. Pearlman

Proskauer Rose LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Steven Pearlman is a partner in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the firm's Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group. His practice focuses on defending complex employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage-and-hour laws; breach of employment contract; and restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition agreements). Steven is also at the forefront of defending whistleblower retaliation claims, and routinely conducts investigations arising from whistleblower reports. He has successfully testified in defense of his investigations in federal court. In addition, he has successfully tried cases to verdict in Illinois, Florida and California, and defended what is reported to be the largest Illinois-only class action in the history of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Steven is widely recognized for his accomplishments and thought leadership in the field of labor and employment law. He has been recognized by Ethisphere’s "Attorneys Who Matter,” Law 360’s "Rising Star Under 40" and Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" lists. He has also been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and by The U.S. Legal 500, among others. A sought-after commentator, Steven has presented alongside the Solicitor of the DoL, appeared on Bloomberg News (television and radio), is regularly quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal and serves as an editor of Proskauer’s Whistleblower Defense Blog.

Steven J. Pearlman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Steven J. Pearlman and Alex C. Weinstein, Ethical Dilemmas in Whistleblower Investigations - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Thursday, June 29, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations - Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Thursday, July 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations - Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations, Thursday, July 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations - Internal and Regulatory Investigations of Whistleblower Reports: Ethical Considerations, Thursday, July 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, New York, NY
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