Peter R. Ginsberg
Fax: (212) 956-2164
Peter is a Partner in the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution department.
For more than thirty years, Peter has litigated complex criminal and civil cases mainly in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, sports law and civil rights. Peter spent seven years as a federal criminal prosecutor for the Eastern District of New York, followed by private practice both at national law firms and running his own law firm.
In the sports arena, Peter has represented players and coaches in many high-profile cases against major professional sports organizations, including his representation of Jonathan Vilma in the New Orleans Saints “bounty” cases, Ray Rice in his successful challenge to Commissioner Roger Goodell’s disciplinary authority, and two Minnesota Vikings players in the “StarCaps” litigation that involved a groundbreaking challenge to the NFL’s efforts to circumvent state law protection for employees. In the professional golf arena, Peter represents golfer Vijay Singh against the PGA TOUR, alleging that the TOUR violated its duty of fair dealing in administering its disciplinary process, and, in the tennis arena, Peter represents tennis pro Madison Brengle in her challenge to various tennis organizations’ failure to provide responsible medical care for athletes.
Peter also has experience in a broad range of University affairs, protecting the rights of coaches and student-athletes with regard to NCAA actions and University oversight. He also has represented academic institutions, as well as University employees, in a variety of internal matters.
Peter represents corporate and individual clients in a vast array of criminal and civil matters involving, among others, the securities, investment management, insurance and health care industries and allegations of money laundering, insider trading and tax evasion. Peter also has defended clients accused of federal espionage and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, Peter has represented both government officials and private citizens in public corruption trials and investigations, and in congressional and other governmental and regulatory investigations.
A 1976 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Peter received a Thouron Fellowship and matriculated at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received a Master of Science Degree in Economics and International Relations. Peter then attended the Columbia University School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1980. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Peter was awarded the United States Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for “Outstanding Legal Achievement.” Peter is a member of numerous federal and state bars around the country, including in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and New York State.
Areas of Practice:
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District
- United States District Court for the Eastern District
- New York
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
- London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc.
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Peter is a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. Throughout his career, Peter has been a frequent speaker and panelist, most frequently at conferences covering the sports arena. His recognitions include being awarded a Thouron Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania and receiving the United States Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for “Outstanding Legal Achievement” while serving as a federal prosecutor. Peter also was recognized by Dallas City Magazine as Dallas’ Outstanding Civil Attorney following successful civil rights and defamation litigation on behalf of two members of the Dallas Cowboys.