Peter Walkingshaw


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


  • Massachusetts, 2014

Court Admissions

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

Peter Walkingshaw


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.


  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a False Claims Act suit for a major healthcare corporation. Drafted appellee brief successfully defending dismissal on appeal to Eleventh Circuit.
  • 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. Church was able to confirm Plan of Reorganization and emerge from bankruptcy following one-week contested confirmation trial.


  • 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)
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