Peter is a preeminent white collar defense attorney and is Co-chair of Mintz's national White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice. He specializes in assisting individuals facing charges or investigations, particularly involving financial and health care laws and political corruption probes. His clients include figures in a large inquiry in Asia, Swiss Bank tax cases, and rate fixing inquiries spanning three continents, as well as a figure accused of violating the Iranian sanctions, individuals responding to investigations of alleged collusion in the 2016 US presidential election, major figures in the canceled Bahamas Fyre Festival, and a central figure in the numerous inquiries into mortgage backed securities in the financial crisis. He also represents some of the most prominent international dealers and collectors of antiquities.
Along with his extensive experience working with various arms of the Department of Justice, US Attorney's Offices across the nation, state and federal regulators and FINRA, he has been involved in some of the most sensitive and consequential inquiries conducted by Congress and the SEC in these areas. He comes to these cases with service in Washington as a special assistant to the head of DOJ's Civil Division, three years as a federal prosecutor in New York, and nearly 25 years as a senior partner at one of the nation's foremost white collar boutiques.
In addition to his work in the financial arena, Peter has a long history of representing individuals and institutions accused of health care fraud and abuse, ranging from hospitals to medical service providers.
In his career, Peter has tried nearly 20 matters to verdict and handled nearly the same number of appeals. He has been able to secure dismissals of several cases post-indictment (including two charging securities fraud and one charging the largest conspiracy to illegally import antiquities in US history).
Peter has been named to Chambers for many years, being included in Band One for White Collar through the present, and has been named to Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for over a decade as well. He has also been recognized by Who's Who, Expert Guides, and has won the International Law Office and Lexology Client Service Award twice. Chambers quoted clients who said that he is "a brilliant tactician, super-efficient, an amazing negotiator, extremely creating and client-focused….He will do everything he possibly can to get the best result."