Steve Kayman is a New York-based Partner in Proskauer’s Litigation Department. Steve focuses on intellectual property litigation but, in his 35 years of legal practice, all with Proskauer, he has 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 and dispute resolution.
Steve founded Proskauer’s Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Group and has served as a head of the group since its inception more than 20 years ago. 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 teaches an advanced class on trade secrets. 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 and recently concluded a three year term as Chairman of the Council on Judicial Administration. 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.