Overview


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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Results


  • 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
  • Appointed by Massachusetts Governor to conduct an independent investigation of a state-run long-term care facility. The ensuing report and its recommendations appear to be contributing to needed improvements at the facility and in its oversight
  • Successfully tried multiple healthcare fraud cases
  • Successfully tried multiple criminal tax cases

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Recognitions


  • Chambers USA, 2004 to 2022, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 1)
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America: 2018 and 2021 Boston Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Legal 500 US, 2019 and 2021

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Credentials


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

Admissions
Massachusetts

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