Peter D. Standish

Mr. Peter D. Standish retired from the partnership in 2003. Mr. Standish was a senior partner in the New York office and a member of the Trade Practices and Regulatory Law group.

Mr. Standish’s practice covered all areas of antitrust and trade regulation, including joint ventures, licensing, pricing, distribution and marketing issues, with a heavy focus on mergers and acquisitions work.

Mr. Standish successfully obtained clearance for scores of strongly contested acquisitions at the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as in EU merger and competition proceedings and in state attorney general and private actions. He has provided counsel to boards of directors, management and operating officers in areas ranging from corporate governance to procurement, sales, marketing, acquisitions, joint research and development, and licensing matters.

Mr. Standish also has represented a wide range of corporations and executives in defending against federal criminal antitrust grand jury investigations.

A past chairman of the Committee on Trade Regulation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Mr. Standish has lectured widely on antitrust and trade regulation subjects. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Standish chaired the PLI program on Distribution and Marketing and was a regular lecturer at the PLI Advance Antitrust Seminar. He has published numerous articles on various antitrust and trade regulation subjects. Mr. Standish is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester.