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Overview

With a background as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army, Peter guides clients through both internal and government investigations.

Peter joined the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps after completing law school, drawn to the exciting legal matters he could work on in the military. In his role as a judge advocate at Fort Riley, he advised government investigators conducting administrative investigations, coordinated with law enforcement on criminal investigations, represented the government at administrative hearings and assisted with federal prosecutions. He also devoted a significant portion of his time to advising Army commanders on regulatory compliance matters, ensuring the government and military remained in line with legal requirements.

Peter found that he was particularly enthusiastic about investigative work and now handles similar matters in the private sector. He assists firm clients undergoing government investigations of alleged wrongdoing, advising the client throughout the process and representing them before government agencies and investigators. In addition, he conducts internal investigations for clients concerned about potential misconduct that could lead to government intervention. A logical, analytical thinker with a gift for finding solutions to complex problems, Peter thrives on digging into matters and helping clients determine their next steps, as well as how to prevent future incidents.

His time in the Army instilled a solid work ethic and military discipline—as well as an ability to keep a cool head in high-intensity situations. Peter is well used to making sound decisions under pressure, and he helps clients think clearly in spite of the stress of a government investigation. Known for his excellent communication skills, Peter prioritizes transparency and clarity with clients: he always wants to be sure they understand all possible outcomes and know exactly what to expect throughout the investigation process.

Industry

Service

Education

  • J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • M.A., University of St. Thomas
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Missouri (Temporary)

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Experience
  • Advised Hospital Commander and Garrison Commander on all criminal and personnel issues.
  • Coordinated with law enforcement to ensure complete investigations into felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Advised investigators conducting administrative investigations into misconduct, hostile work environments, sexual harassment, EO/EEO violations, financial losses and other violations of law, regulation and policy.
  • Reviewed law enforcement investigations to determine probable cause.
  • Assisted commanders and prosecutors to determine appropriate disposition of misconduct.
  • Represented the government at administrative hearings to remove servicemembers from the Army.
  • Worked with litigation team to prosecute federal felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Advised law enforcement and commanders on lawful searches and seizures of private property.
  • Advised one senior commander, five deputy commanders, and their staff governing approximately 500 soldiers on legal issues including tax, contracting, budget management, justice, regulatory compliance, human resources and ethics.
Outside the Office

Peter loves spending his free time with his wife and young daughter—he jokes that his hobby is following his toddler around the house. The family enjoys time outside for walks and visits to local parks, as well as traveling to visit relatives in Chicago and Colorado.

Peter is also a talented cook, a football and lacrosse fan, an avid museum goer and enjoys working out.