Pound Peter

T. Peter R. Pound, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Listed in Securities and Corporate Finance, Securities Litigation

email: peter.pound@morganlewis.com

Law School: McGill University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Civil Law, with great distinction (2001)

School: University of Oxford, Wadham College, Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence, first class honours (1999)

School: McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, first class honours (1997)

State/Provincial Admissions: Massachusetts

Other Admissions: Clerkship: Law Clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier Supreme Court of Canada (2001-2002)

Languages: Conversant in French


T. Peter R. Pound focuses his practice on securities regulatory matters, litigation and arbitration, and internal investigations. Peter represents broker-dealers, financial services firms, and individuals in civil litigation matters and arbitration proceedings relating to securities issues, and in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC, FINRA, or state regulators. He conducts internal investigations on behalf of management or independent directors or trustees. He also counsels clients on a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance issues.

Peter is skilled in an arbitration setting, before federal and state courts, and in mediations. Peter has defended clients in class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and corporate governance and other disputes. Peter has also conducted numerous internal investigations, including for special committees of boards appointed to investigate demands made prior to the filing of a derivative suit.

Peter serves as vice-chair of the Boston office’s Hiring Committee.

While undertaking his law degrees at Oxford University and later McGill University, Peter spent three summers as a summer associate at Stikeman Elliott in Montreal, Quebec. After graduating from McGill, he served as law clerk to the Honourable Charles D. Gonthier in the Supreme Court of Canada. He was also a faculty lecturer at McGill’s Faculty of Law and the director of the faculty’s legal research, writing, and pleading program.

In September 2015, Peter was listed as a “Boston Rising Star” by The National Law Journal in collaboration with The Connecticut Tribune. From 2011–2015, Peter was selected as a Super Lawyers Massachusetts “Rising Star” in securities litigation. In 2008, he was one of 10 lawyers profiled in the London Times Online “Future Stars of America.”

Before joining Morgan Lewis, Peter was a partner in the financial institutions regulatory, enforcement, and litigation practice at another international law firm, where he served as the firm’s hiring partner for the Boston office, and chaired the Boston hiring committee.

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