FTI names William Perlstein senior managing director, vice chair of client services

15 January 2020 Consulting.us

FTI Consulting has announced that William J. Perlstein will act as a senior managing director at the firm, as well as its vice chair of client services. Perlstein has more than 40 years of experience in the legal and business world, serving at highly regarded organizations such as global investment firm BNY Mellon and international law firm WilmerHale .

He joins FTI from BNY Mellon, where he served as senior deputy general counsel. There, he headed legal teams responsible for regulatory and governmental matters, as well as cybersecurity, privacy, resolution planning, lending, and mergers and acquisitions. His professional reach was global – with regular interaction with lawmakers and regulators in the US, UK, EU, and Asia Pacific.

Before that, Perlstein served as managing partner at national insolvency practice Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He played a key role in the firm’s 2004 merger with Hale and Dorr, forming WilmerHale. Perlstein worked as the combined firm’s co-managing partner for more than seven years. His managerial accomplishments earned him the “Distinguished Law Firm Leadership” award from “The American Lawyer” publication in 2014.

FTI names William Perlstein senior managing director, vice chair of client services

“Bill is an incredibly experienced, strategic leader who, as a former managing partner of WilmerHale, understands the importance of client service and collaborating across various parts of the firm to ensure we address the breadth of the problems our clients face,” Steven H. Gunby, president and CEO of FTI Consulting, said.

Perlstein holds a bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He earned his law degree from Yale.

“The depth and range of FTI Consulting’s platform is unmatched,” Perlstein said. “I am excited to partner closely with FTI Consulting’s professionals and with the firm’s clients to unlock the potential of the whole firm to provide unmatched service to our global clientele.”

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm which assists organizations in managing change, minimizing risk, and resolving disputes. The firm employs more than 4,700 people in 28 countries. The firm reported revenue of more than $2 billion in 2019. 


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