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Paul I. Perlman

Partner, Administrative & Regulatory and Class-Action Litigation Practices Leader
Related Info
  • New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of New York; Eastern District of Wisconsin; and District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tax Court

B.S., State University of New York at Oneonta

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School

Paul has more than 30 years of experience in complex business and intellectual property litigation. He has handled copyright infringement, patent infringement, and trademark/Lanham Act/trade dress lawsuits throughout the country. He has represented clients in advertising matters with the FTC and several state attorneys general. He also litigates employment discrimination and general business cases such as complicated contract lawsuits and trade secret litigation.

Paul has frequently represented television, radio, and print media in a wide variety of defamation, shield law, and other media-related cases. He has represented a major U.S. performing rights organization for 20 years in music copyright cases and has represented a direct broadcast satellite service in hundreds of satellite piracy cases. More recently, Paul has handled a multitude of Internet-related trademark actions and domain name disputes, including federal lawsuits under Anticybersquatter Consumer Protection Act and ICANN domain name proceedings.

Paul is also a licensed pilot (ASEL, instrument-rated) and an amateur radio operator.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2017


Social Media

Paul contributed to the archived Hodgson Russ SchoolNET blog. His entries can be found on the Publications page.

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Adjunct faculty member, University at Buffalo School of Law, teaching litigation practice courses from 1995 to present
  • Member, Angel Flight East and Angel Flight Northeast
  • President, State University of New York at Oneonta Foundation board of directors