Peter L. Welsh
Peter is global co-chair of the firm’s corporate and securities litigation practice, where he focuses his practice on the areas of transactional and securities litigation as well as government enforcement, corporate governance, and director and officer representations. He is also co-head of the firm’s private equity industry group, and is highly experienced at guiding investment management firms (including private equity, hedge and venture capital funds and university endowments), as well as public companies and their directors and officers, through high-stakes litigation and complex corporate governance and transactional matters. Peter regularly represents such clients in all manners of litigation, pre-litigation, and regulatory matters.
Peter is an experienced advocate who has litigated several contested merger transactions, including strategic, financial, and going-private transactions. In addition, he frequently handles complex securities and corporate litigation matters, including representation of the directors and officers of public companies in securities class actions and breach of fiduciary duty actions. Peter has also handled a range of regulatory investigations, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and a number of state governments.
A trusted counselor, Peter advises boards of directors and board committees on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic alternatives, as well as related-party transactions, internal investigations, and litigation. Peter is also the head of a litigation risk management practice within the firm that is the leading global practice at structuring customized, complex insurance solutions for much of the private equity industry, where he also regularly advises hedge fund and mutual fund clients on indemnification and general partner liability insurance matters.