Recent Significant Matters


Persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a petition for certiorari on behalf of American victims of Iran-sponsored terrorism and presented oral argument regarding the construction of provisions of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. A Federalist Society podcast on the oral argument opined that “Mr. Perlin … really did an excellent job arguing a tough case.” Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran remains pending before the Supreme Court.

Successfully appealed to the D.C. Circuit for reversal of an order dismissing Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act claims against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the abduction, torture and murder of a human rights activist. The reversal opened the door for the entry of a $330 million judgment in favor of the plaintiffs.

Successfully defended a law firm sued for alleged violations of numerous federal debtors’ rights statutes and common law duties relating to its prosecution of a mortgage foreclosure.

Successfully defended appeal by Florida state entity acting as receiver for an insolvent insurance company challenging enforcement of a settlement agreement between the plaintiffs and their insurer, and prevailed in a motion for appellate attorney’s fees against the governmental receiver.

Representing a foreign airline in enforcement of a federal criminal restitution order against the perpetrator of a large-scale fraud against the airline.

Successfully defended numerous appeals on behalf of mortgage lenders and servicers.

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