Profile submitted by Peter Chavkin
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 some of the most 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.