Cary Perlman's practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on environmental litigation and other complex cases. His experience includes litigation involving contaminated sites, citizen suits, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, RCRA, toxic torts and white collar environmental crime. Mr. Perlman also litigates commercial disputes, class actions, derivative actions and securities cases. He focuses on matters involving complex regulatory programs, complex issues of causation and/or damages and complex expert testimony.
Mr. Perlman is also Chair of Latham & Watkins' Chicago Environment, Land & Resources Department. He works with the firm's corporate and finance departments to provide counsel on the environmental and regulatory aspects of transactions and development projects. He has particular experience representing parties in the energy field; steel, printing, and pulp and paper industries; and in Brownfield redevelopment projects.
Mr. Perlman speaks on both litigation and environmental topics at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) and others. He served as the General Editor for the ABA publication Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy, published in May 2009.
Mr. Perlman is a member of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources (Book Publications Committee), as well as the Environmental Law Institute. He joined Latham in 1988, following a clerkship with United States district judge Robert E. Keeton.