Peter S. Spivack
Partner, Washington, D.C.
Peter Spivack is one of the most experienced members of the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice area and served as the global co-leader of the practice for six years. His experience in the criminal arena includes antitrust, environmental, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), government contract, and healthcare matters. According to Chambers and Partners, where he is ranked in both the White Collar and FCPA practice areas, clients call him "fantastic" and say that he "is very insightful and a very good communicator."
Peter has extensive experience in working with multi-jurisdictional investigations, including matters involving allegations of bribery and corruption under the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other anti-bribery laws. He has represented companies and individuals in investigations brought by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. Peter also has considerable experience in representing entities and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters involving healthcare, government contracts, competition, and antitrust issues.
From 1988 to 1989, Peter clerked for The Honorable William D. Keller of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The following year, he clerked for The Honorable Arthur Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From October 1990 through March 1997, Peter was a federal prosecutor focusing on the investigation and prosecution of complex white collar criminal matters involving corporations and individuals. Most of his investigations involved parallel enforcement actions by federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as parallel federal and state civil litigation. In November 1994, Peter received an award from the U.S. Attorney General for superior performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Peter writes and speaks frequently on federal criminal issues. He has played an active role in the bar, serving as a past Co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Subcommittee and of the D.C. Region for the ABA White Collar Crime Committee and as a past Co-chair of the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Committee for the D.C. Bar.