Peter measures litigation success by the business advantage gained for clients, not by the length of motions filed or depositions taken. To efficiently achieve that success, he isolates and exploits weaknesses in the opposition’s case, then executes in accountable increments. He often achieves a favorable resolution by preemptive motion — without extensive discovery — or by enlisting a mediator after establishing a position of strength. When trial is inevitable, Peter draws upon 39 years in the courtroom to craft engaging, pointed, and powerful presentations.
A trial and appellate lawyer, Peter concentrates on the prosecution, defense, and appeal of cases involving unfair business practices, business fraud, RICO, trade secret theft, breach of duty by business owners and officers, and commercial disparagement. Peter has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, but at every opportune moment in his cases, Peter utilizes mediators and masters to efficiently resolve disputed issues or to streamline them short of trial. Peter has served as one of the firm’s Managing Directors, and as a member of its Policy Committee.