Mark W. Pearlstein concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense, the defense of actions brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, complex commercial litigation, arbitration and internal investigations. Previously, he was the partner-in-charge of the Boston office and served as head of the Boston Trial Department. Mark is also a member of the Firm-wide Management Committee.

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  • Represented the former chief investment officer of State Street Global Advisers in a suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission; following a three-week trial, the client was exonerated completely
  • Successfully tried multiple healthcare fraud cases
  • Successfully tried multiple criminal tax cases

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  • The Legal 500 United States 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation 2019, Local Litigation Star
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2006 to 2020, Bet the Company Litigation

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Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1983
University of Michigan, AB, with highest distinction, 1979


Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US Tax Court
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Mark W. Pearlstein

Insights & Events / Media

Massachusetts Government / June 25, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / January 16, 2019

Independence Institute / September 25, 2017

Washington Examiner / May 22, 2017