Peter is a seasoned trial attorney who draws on his extensive background in private practice and his federal and state prosecutorial experience. Peter focuses his practice on white-collar criminal matters, witnesses, victims as well as those accused of crimes. He also represents whistleblowers related to all types of government fraud, with particular attention to the healthcare and financial industries. Peter has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and providing monitoring services arising from fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption allegations.
Peter served for over 17 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for both the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of New York, as a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice and as an Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. As a career prosecutor, Peter led thousands of investigations and prosecutions, including a focus on healthcare, bank, tax, wire, mail, and insurance fraud.
In addition, Peter was Director of Criminal Justice for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Peter developed and executed criminal justice reform strategy for national, large-scale philanthropic foundations, focusing on prosecution, prosecutors, criminal justice research and criminal justice data.
Peter is a frequent lecturer and author on his practice specialties, notably in the areas of health care compliance, government investigations, and state and federal enforcement.
Peter has served as an adjunct professor at both the law school and college level, teaching upper-level courses on Health Care Fraud and Abuse, White Collar Crime, and Rights of the Accused.