- Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
- White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
|University ||Cornell University, A.B., cum laude, with distinction, 1983 Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1986 Managing Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review|
|Admitted||1986, California; 1987, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; 2004, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 2010, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts|
Mr. Morris is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Morris is a litigator whose practice focuses primarily on white-collar defense, complex business litigation, healthcare matters and securities litigation. He has extensive experience in defending companies and individuals in a wide range of federal prosecutions, including securities fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, bribery, money laundering, tax evasion and environmental crimes.
Mr. Morris is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried 23 civil and criminal cases representing plaintiffs and defendants.
Before joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Morris was a founding partner of another law firm and, earlier, held senior positions with two other firms. From 1994 to 1996, Peter held a full-time faculty appointment with the School of Law of the University of California at Los Angeles. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office (1988-;1991). He is AV Peer Review Rated.
•Top Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, 2009-2011
•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2012-2014
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