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Peter Chavkin

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC - New York

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  • Chrysler Centre
  • New York, New York, USA
  • NY 10017

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Peter is Co-Chair of the firm's White Collar, Defense, Government Investigations & Enforcement Practice. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense for individuals and institutions, complex civil litigation, and regulator enforcement and compliance matters. He has represented individuals in significant financial, political and cultural investigations, including Ruth Madoff, a key employee at the center of the financial crisis inquiries, a NYC mayor, chief judge of the State’s highest court, the Moreland Commission inquiry,‎ Swiss bank cases, rate fixing inquiries, and defendants in the largest antiquity smuggling and gambling cases ever brought. He has tried nearly 20 cases to verdict, argued over a dozen appeals, and has persuaded the government to dismiss cases several times.


Highlights: Law clerk to Federal District Judge; Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, US DOJ; Assistant US Attorney (criminal).


BA, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School; JD, Harvard Law School.