Steve Kayman is a commercial litigation lawyer based in New York City. He practiced for more than 40 years with Proskauer, a major international law firm, the last 30 as a Partner, before leaving in 2022 to join Rottenberg Lipman Rich, a boutique firm. Steve focuses on intellectual property litigation buthe has also had extensive experience litigating disputes involving securities, bankruptcy and workouts, real estate, employment and many other commercial matters, in courts and arbitral tribunals throughout the world. Steve’s practice also includes a significant counseling component aimed at risk management, litigation avoidance and dispute resolution.
Steve founded Proskauer’s Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Practice Group and served as a head of the group for more than 20 years. He has written and lectured extensively about trade secrets and non-competes and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where he has taught an advanced class on trade secrets for 8 years. Steve also chaired Proskauer’s firmwide Technology Committee for many years, with oversight responsibility for all of the Firm’s information services, technology, knowledge management and practice support operations.
Steve has been active in professional and civic affairs. He has served on a number of committees of the New York City Bar Association, including 3 years as Chair of the Council on Judicial Administration. He is currently chairing the City Bar’s Efficiency Working Group, seeking to enhance the quality and efficiency of the dispensation of justice in America. Steve has also served as a Small Claims Court Arbitrator, as Lead Sponsor of the NYC SBA Adopt-A-Company Program, on the Brooklyn Law Trade Secret Institute Advisory Board, as Founder and past Chair of the NYC Bar Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosures and on the Trinity College Board of Fellows. He has frequently undertaken pro bono representations to assist charitable institutions and disadvantaged individuals in need.