Steve Perkins

Special Counsel
New Orleans, LA
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Steve Perkins deploys his extensive corporate legal experience to represent a broad range of business clients. His incisive problem-solving makes him an invaluable ally in every aspect of business, including start-up and incorporation, domestic and international market issues, protection and licensing of intellectual property, non-competes and human resources matters, vendor and customer contracts, and land use and property concerns. His strategic guidance helps clients navigate complex administrative, regulatory, and legislative processes.

Steve has earned a reputation as a dogged protector of business interests in matters such as antitrust, securities fraud, employment discrimination, and ERISA. He has successfully defended numerous contract, employment, and construction disputes in state and federal courts in Virginia and Louisiana, including multiple levels of appeals. And, when a telecommunications client presented him with more than $30 million in multi-state lawsuits involving intercarrier compensation and related antitrust litigation, Steve negotiated a strong resolution. He also successfully planned and litigated a suit to recover an insurance company’s eight-figure investment losses in collateralized debt obligations.

Steve is especially energized by small business creation and pro bono work. As general counsel for the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, he achieved rapid non-profit status for the organization, allowing it to begin receiving donations much sooner than it would have otherwise. He also advises the Youth Empowerment Project on contractual matters and assists with branding and service marks.

Steve wears his Tiger stripes proudly, serving as Social Chair for the Princeton Alumni Association of New Orleans and interviewing prospective students as a member of the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee.

On Sundays, he can often be found whipping up a batch of scrambled eggs for the hungry through his volunteer work with Dragon Café, a ministry of St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Areas of Practice
  • Business Transactions & Securities Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Telecommunications
  • Health Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (trademarks only)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Rijksuniversiteit Leiden Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Leiden, Netherlands

  • EU and International Law

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

  • J.D. – 1990
  • Honors: With Honors

Princeton University

  • A.B. magna cum laude – 1987
  • Major: Politics
Honors & Awards
Professional Associates & Awards
  • Louisiana State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section – Trademarks, 2012-present
  • Volkenrechtelijk Dispuut Prof. mr. B.M. Telders – Dutch international law association, 1990-present
Published Works
Representative Cases
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement