A seasoned attorney, Peter Anderson helps public companies, their officers and directors, along with financial services, accounting and law firms and their principals vigorously respond to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and criminal prosecutions and complex civil litigation. Peter also represents brokerage firms, broker-dealers and individual brokers before the SEC, all self-regulatory organizations, state securities regulators and attorneys general in investigations relating to supervision, suitability, sales practices and insider trading.
Peter frequently conducts investigations at the request of audit and special committees of the boards of directors of public and private companies. Representations include investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities sales practice abuses such as insider trading and market manipulation, financial reporting fraud and financial defalcation.
Peter's securities litigation background includes the defense of multidistrict class actions, as well as the defense of financial services and accounting firms in more than 40 federal and state jury trials and in numerous complex securities arbitrations.
A member of Sutherland's Crisis Management and Complex Litigation team, Peter helps clients navigate crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation. To learn more about how Sutherland defends companies facing challenges on multiple fronts, including civil litigation and parallel criminal investigations, multidistrict litigation proceedings, putative class actions, Congressional investigations and hearings, regulatory investigations, internal investigations, shareholder direct and derivative claims, and corporate disclosure issues, contact Peter or visit www.sutherlandcrisismanagement.com.
Sutherland negotiates FCPA settlement with the SEC; DOJ declines to prosecute.
Defeated the SEC in a trial on behalf of an independent broker-dealer and its president in an enforcement action relating to the supervision of the sale of mutual funds.
Multifaceted eleventh-hour settlement favors Morgan Keegan & Company Inc.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA : Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of litigation: general commercial (2012-2015)
Recipient, Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, State Bar of Georgia (2013)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, litigation - banking & finance, litigation - regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), litigation - securities, and securities regulation (2012-2016)