Peter J. Anderson: Lawyer with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Peter J. Anderson

Peter J. Anderson
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Mutual Funds
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • White Collar Defense
  • Crisis Management
  • Internal Investigations
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8414
Fax: +1.404.853.8806
University Dickinson College, B.A.
Law SchoolDickinson School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1975, Pennsylvania; 1978, Georgia

Professional Activities

Member, Securities Litigation and Business Law Subcommittees, American Bar Association
Member and Liaison on Variable Annuity Issues, State Regulation of Securities Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, ServeHAITI
President and past Chairman, The Childhood Autism Foundation in Georgia (CADEF)
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Autism Resource Center at Emory University
Member, Board of Directors, Midtown Assistance Center, Atlanta GA
Former Chairman of the Board, Paideia School, Atlanta
Member, Board of Trustees, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

BornCamden, New Jersey, March 15, 1951

A seasoned attorney, Peter Anderson helps public companies, their officers and directors, along with financial services, accounting and law firms and their principals vigorously respond to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and criminal prosecutions and complex civil litigation. Peter also represents brokerage firms, broker-dealers and individual brokers before the SEC, all self-regulatory organizations, state securities regulators and attorneys general in investigations relating to supervision, suitability, sales practices and insider trading.

Peter frequently conducts investigations at the request of audit and special committees of the boards of directors of public and private companies. Representations include investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities sales practice abuses such as insider trading and market manipulation, financial reporting fraud and financial defalcation.

Peter's securities litigation background includes the defense of multidistrict class actions, as well as the defense of financial services and accounting firms in more than 40 federal and state jury trials and in numerous complex securities arbitrations.

A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Crisis Management and Complex Litigation team, Peter helps clients navigate crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation. To learn more about how Eversheds Sutherland (US) defends companies facing challenges on multiple fronts, including civil litigation and parallel criminal investigations, multidistrict litigation proceedings, putative class actions, Congressional investigations and hearings, regulatory investigations, internal investigations, shareholder direct and derivative claims, and corporate disclosure issues, contact Peter or visit .

Selected Experience

Achieved the last favorable FCPA settlement with the SEC, and the DOJ declined to prosecute following the client's self-report.
Defeated the SEC in a trial on behalf of an independent broker-dealer and its president in an enforcement action relating to the supervision of the sale of mutual funds.
Negotiated a favorable eleventh-hour settlement for a broker-dealer and investment adviser on the eve of trial against the SEC involving valuation issues.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA : Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of litigation: general commercial (2012-2016)

Recipient, Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service , State Bar of Georgia (2013)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of bet-the-company litigation, litigation - banking & finance, litigation - regulatory enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), litigation - securities, and securities regulation (2012-2017)


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DOJ Extends FCPA Pilot Program
Peter J. Anderson,Olga Greenberg,Yvonne M. Williams-Wass,Ronald W. Zdrojeski, March 14, 2017
On Friday, March 10, Kenneth Blanco, the acting assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, announced that the FCPA Pilot Program would not expire on April 5, 2017, as originally scheduled. Instead, Blanco indicated that the program would stay in place...

FINRA Is Ready to Lace-up and Focus on “Blocking and Tackling”: FINRA’s 2017 Priorities and Related Enforcement Actions
Peter J. Anderson,Eric A. Arnold,Bruce M. Bettigole,Patricia A. Gorham,Olga Greenberg,Clifford E. Kirsch,Michael B. Koffler,Susan S. Krawczyk,Neil S. Lang,S. Lawrence Polk,Brian L. Rubin,Amelia Toy Rudolph,Sarah Razaq Sallis,Holly H. Smith,W. Scott Sorrels,John H. Walsh, January 30, 2017
As the football season was winding down, on January 4, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published its 2017 Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter.1 According to FINRA President and CEO, Robert Cook, this year’s 11-page letter focuses on “core...

FinCEN Issues Advisory to Financial Institutions on Suspicious Activity Reports of Cyber-Events and Cyber Enabled Crime
Peter J. Anderson,Brian L. Rubin,Amelia Toy Rudolph,W. Scott Sorrels,Ronald W. Zdrojeski, October 31, 2016
On October 25, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), one of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s lead agencies in the fight against money laundering, issued an Advisory to Financial Institutions on Cyber-Events and Cyber-Enabled Crime and associated Frequently Asked Questions...

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Peter J. Anderson

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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