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William J. Perlstein


Current Position

Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
555 12th Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: 202-312-9115

Class: VII (1996)Circuit: Second


, London School of Economics
Union College, B.A., <em>summa cum laude</em>, <em>Phi Beta Kappa</em> (1971)
Yale Law School, J.D. (1974)
<em>Yale Law Journal</em>, Managing Editor (1973-74)
Admitted to Connecticut Bar (1974)
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar (1976)
Admitted to New York Bar (2000)

Professional Career

Partner (1982-2015); Member, Management Committee (1995-2011); Managing Partner (1998-2011), WilmerHale (formerly Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering)
Associate, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (1975-82)
Law Clerk, Hon. Marvin E. Frankel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1974-75)
Senior Deputy General Counsel, BNY Mellon (2015-2019)
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting (November 2019-present)


American Law Institute, Life Member (1994-present)
American Bar Foundation
American Bankruptcy Institute, Director (1989-93; 97-02)
American Bar Association: Business Bankruptcy Committee;
D.C. Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Member, Board of Directors (2002-2014)
Union College, Trustee, Board General Counsel (2015-)


"At the Intersection of Regulation and Bankruptcy: FCC <em>v.</em> Nextwave," Vol. 59, <em>The Business Lawyer</em> Nov 2003 (with Kenneth Bomberger), p. 1-22
"The Progress of Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy: Countryman to Andrew to Westbrook," Ninth Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice 1994
"Selected Problems in Chapter 11 Plan Negotiation and Confirmation," Advanced Bankruptcy Workshop 1989 (PLI Comm. Law & Practice)
"The EPIC Saga: A Case Study in Syndication and Bankruptcy," <em>The Workout Game</em> 1987 (S. Bloch ed.)


American Lawyer, 2014 Law Firm Distinguished Leader Award
American College of Bankruptcy, Distinguished Service Award (2020)