Steven Kayman is a partner in Proskauer's Litigation Department. He focuses on intellectual property litigation but, in his almost 40 years of practice — all with Proskauer — he also has had extensive experience litigating disputes involving securities, bankruptcies and workouts, real estate, employment, contracts and many other commercial matters. His clients have included major banks and insurance companies, hedge and private equity firms, other financial institutions, leading consulting firms, and media and entertainment companies.
Steve founded Proskauer’s Non-Compete and Trade Secrets group and has served as a co-head of the group for many years. Since 2016, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School, teaching a class on trade secrets. He has written extensively about trade secrets and non-competes. Steve also chaired Proskauer’s firmwide Technology Committee for eight years, with oversight responsibility for all of Proskauer’s information services, technology, knowledge management and practice support operations.
Steve has practiced before federal and state courts in New York and other jurisdictions, doing both trial and appellate work. He also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution, including practice before the AAA, JAMS, the SEC, the ITC, the NYSE, the NASD, mediators and “rent-a-judges.”