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Peter Squeri is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, class action defense, investigations, and trials. Mr. Squeri advises and represents clients in a variety of industries—including technology, consumer products, energy, health care, athletic apparel, and professional services—in matters before state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Squeri frequently advises business leaders regarding issues at the intersection of litigation, regulation, and public policy, and has substantial experience developing risk-mitigation strategies and guiding clients through crisis situations.
Mr. Squeri regularly oversees and conducts all aspects of pretrial litigation, including internal investigation, fact and expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial preparation. Mr. Squeri has prepared numerous successful motions in state and federal courts, often for leading technology companies in class actions and other high-stakes litigation. Mr. Squeri has also prepared for and participated extensively in numerous bench and jury trials, including five tried to final decision or verdict. In 2017, Mr. Squeri was a member of the trial team that prevailed on behalf of Grubhub in the first federal trial regarding the classification of workers as independent contractors in the on-demand or gig-economy context.
Mr. Squeri also advises companies and individuals in government investigations, enforcement actions, compliance matters, and congressional inquiries. He has represented clients under investigation by federal and state law enforcement agencies and regulators, including the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), and state attorneys general. He frequently conducts sensitive internal investigations and compliance reviews to help clients navigate complex and multifaceted legal challenges. Mr. Squeri has prepared founders, CEOs, and other executives to testify at depositions, trial, and congressional hearings.
Mr. Squeri’s recent engagements include:
Mr. Squeri also maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses primarily on veterans’ rights and youth advocacy. In recent years, he has achieved increased service-connected compensation for Army veterans, obtained permanent restraining orders on behalf of domestic violence survivors, and successfully resolved matters involving eviction and constitutional torts under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (“Section 1983”).
Mr. Squeri received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review. During law school, Mr. Squeri served as an extern law clerk for Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Squeri was also a member of Stanford’s Youth and Education Law Project, where he represented youth and families in special education and school discipline matters. Mr. Squeri earned a B.A. in English, with distinction, and a minor in history from Stanford University in 2007. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Squeri was an associate at Cambridge Associates LLC, an investment consulting firm, where he advised a variety of charitable foundations, colleges and universities, and family offices.
Mr. Squeri currently serves on the board of Performing Arts Workshop, the Pro Bono Advisory Board of Swords to Plowshares, and the Leadership Development Committee of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also accredited to practice before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mr. Squeri is a lifelong resident of San Francisco.
Stanford University - 2012 Juris Doctor
Stanford University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts