Peter Walkingshaw

Associate

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  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2014; James Kent Scholar
  • AB, cum laude, Princeton University, 2010

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2015

Peter Walkingshaw

Associate

Peter is an associate in the firm’s litigation department, where he advises public and private companies in a wide variety of investigations and commercial disputes.

Experience

  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a False Claims Act suit for a major healthcare corporation. Drafted appellee brief for case currently pending on appeal.
  • Represented Gawker Media LLC and its affiliates with respect to litigation claims filed in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Claims were favorably resolved to allow for confirmation of Gawker’s Chapter 11 plan.
  • Representing trustee of residential mortgage-backed securities trust in multiple repurchase actions.
  • Advised Bain Capital regarding potential litigation claims arising from $18 billion acquisition of Japanese technology company.
  • Trial counsel to Unsecured Creditors' Committee in contested Chapter 11 bankruptcy of major oil and gas company.
  • Advised major private equity company in SEC investigation related to compensation of executives. The investigation was dropped without any charges filed.
  • Represented public corporation in internal investigation arising from allegations related to accounting practices made by terminated executive. Completed full investigation and obtained approval from client’s independent auditor within two weeks, allowing for timely filing of company’s quarterly financials. 
  • Pro bono representation of historic African Methodist Episcopal Church in contested Chapter 11 proceeding.

Publications

  • Co-author, “The History and Future of Induced Infringement Liability,” Managing Intellectual Property (June 19, 2015)
  • Peter Walkingshaw, Note, “Prior Judicial Findings of Police Perjury: When Hearsay Presented as Character Evidence Might Not Be Such a Bad Thing,” 47 Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems 1 (2013)