U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 2008 (cum laude, Dean's Merit Scholar)
Pace University, B.A. 2004 (cum laude)
Honorable Roslynn R. Mauskopf, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2011-2012)
Peter's practice has included work on matters involving intellectual property, financial services, financial and other technology, corporate governance, management disputes, employment, the data business, and commercial torts. His representations often involve application of existing law to new technologies or business models. He has been lead defense counsel in multiple class actions involving financial technology with alleged damages in the hundreds of millions.
Peter has successfully handled an array of high-value disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, employment issues, contracts, First Amendment issues, software implementation, domain names, music and visual arts copyrights, and closely-held companies. At a prior firm, he was part of a team that won two defense verdicts in the same year in patent infringement jury trials in Texas worth over $100 million.
Peter also advises on and negotiates a wide range of deals involving SaaS contracts, royalties, employment and executive compensation, entertainment and publicity rights, equity transactions, prime brokerage, and technology licenses.
Peter has been quoted by Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Billboard, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post on intellectual property and other legal issues.
Peter is a former law clerk for the Honorable Roslynn R. Mauskopf of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and began his career at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Peter has appeared in federal jury trials and has argued numerous motions in federal court, including injunctive relief proceedings and Markman. Prior to founding Scoolidge Peters Russotti & Fox LLP, Peter helped establish a national IP boutique where he handled cases against technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Canon, and HP.
Peter is admitted in New York, Washington, D.C., the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from Pace University cum laude in 2004 and Brooklyn Law School cum laude in 2008. While attending law school, Peter worked as a law clerk at the Ernst & Young LLP General Counsel's Office. He worked as a reporter for American Lawyer Media prior to law school.
US Artificial Intelligence Regulation Has A Long Way To Go, Law360 - May 2019
How to Fight Back Against Room Block Pirates, Law360 - May 2016
Patent Pilot Program Could Cut Litigation Costs, Corporate Counsel - May 2014 (co-author with Margaret Scoolidge)
Debate Over Uniformity in Patent Litigation Continues, Law360 - October 2013
Venue Implications of the Patent Pilot Program, Law360 - October 2012
Review of Reverse-Payment Agreements: the Agencies, the Courts, Congress, and the European Commission, Competition Policy International - Fall 2009 (co-author)
Gambling Blindfolded: The Case for a Regulated Domain for Gambling Websites, Gaming Law Review - June 2006