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About Peter J. Linken

Peter is counsel in our securities and shareholder litigation practice, based in New York, where he focuses on representing companies, officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder litigation, M&A litigation and other complex commercial disputes. Peter has deep experience advising some of the world’s leading financial institutions as well as multinational companies, boards of directors, and officers across a broad spectrum of industries. He regularly appears in state and federal courts across the country and has extensive experience counseling clients in connection with high-stakes testimony in civil and governmental actions.

Peter also has represented clients before both the state and federal appellate courts, including with regard to matters of first impression. In addition, he has substantial experience defending companies in connection with fraudulent conveyance avoidance actions before the United States Bankruptcy Courts.

Recent work

Securities litigation

  • Nationally recognized statistical rating organization in connection with numerous securities fraud cases and corresponding government enforcement actions
  • Various investment banks defending private securities litigation matters
  • One of the world’s largest investment banks in a multi-billion dollar securities class action litigation, alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Securities Act of 1933

Commercial litigation

  • National cable television provider in connection with various contract disputes concerning the scope of retransmission agreements

Complex civil disputes

  • Broker-dealer in employment arbitration brought by former CEO alleging wrongful termination
  • International law firm in connection with professional malpractice matter and subsequent arbitration and mediation

Regulatory investigations

  • Boards of directors in connection with investigations and potential enforcement actions by federal and state prosecutors
  • Various companies responding to regulatory inquiries from the SEC and FINRA
  • Telecommunications provider in connection with pre-litigation submission to the FCC

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • International investment bank in fraudulent conveyance and preference actions arising under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and state law
  • Debtors-in-possession in connection with adversary proceedings



  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • MS, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • BA, magna cum laude, Long Island University

Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York