Mr. Peterson’s practice focuses on securities enforcement investigations, litigation, and compliance. He has represented individuals, public companies, and financial services firms before the SEC, FINRA, and federal and state criminal authorities in a wide range of securities enforcement matters. Mr. Peterson’s experience includes investigations and litigation concerning potential accounting fraud, market manipulation, options backdating, insider trading, disclosure violations, and other possible violations of the federal securities laws. Mr. Peterson has particular experience in conducting corruption-related investigations, including allegations of FCPA violations, domestic bribery, and embezzlement, as well as assisting clients in instituting compliance enhancements designed to detect and prevent corruption problems.
Mr. Peterson previously served as Senior Counsel in the SEC Division of Enforcement’s Washington office, where he received two Division Director’s Awards for his service.