Interactive Counsel

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Interactive Counsel

Peter V. B. Unger

Peter V. B. Unger
Washington, DC

Peter Unger is a partner in the litigation group. He concentrates his practice on defending clients in governmental investigations, including actions before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Congress, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and state securities regulators. He also conducts and defends internal investigations and independent reviews involving the antifraud and other provisions of the federal securities laws, defends securities litigation, and advises on ethics and compliance matters, crisis management, and corporate governance. In addition, Peter defends Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, provides FCPA compliance advice, and conducts FCPA due diligence of third parties worldwide.

Peter also has served as counsel to both SEC and DOJ corporate monitors and as an independent compliance monitor of large multinational corporations pursuant to settlements of World Bank Group debarment proceedings.

Client Work

Peter represents multinational companies and senior executives in high profile matters. Clients typically include public companies, boards and audit committees, directors and officers, broker dealers, and other financial institutions. His client base includes oil services, transportation, power generation, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries.

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Blog Posts by Peter V. B. Unger

Privacy & Security
SEC Enforcement Division Creates Cyber Unit to Pursue Data Security Cases

Last month, the SEC announced the creation of a new “Cyber Unit” within the Enforcement Division to target misconduct related to cybersecurity. The unit is being created in conjunction with internal SEC initiatives to strengthen cybersecurity in the wake of the agency’s infamous data breach last year.

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