Professionals / Peter C. Anderson
Peter C. Anderson
1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3311
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Mr. Anderson uses his experience as a former federal prosecutor to defend corporations and individuals against government investigations and prosecutions, primarily involving environmental and regulatory crimes. In addition to defense services, he provides corporate compliance counseling. He helps lead the Firm's White Collar and Environmental Crimes Practice Group. The legal services he offers clients include:
Examples of Mr. Anderson’s environmental crimes defense experience include:
Examples of Mr. Anderson’s more general, white collar defense experience include:
Mr. Anderson’s two decades in the federal criminal arena – on both sides of the aisle - uniquely qualify him to counsel clients in a wide range of environmental and regulatory crimes matters. After completing his clerkship for the Hon. Graham Mullen, U.S. District Court Judge in W.D.N.C., he was selected into the Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and served as a federal prosecutor in the Environmental Crimes Section.
During his tenure, Mr. Anderson received the U.S. Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award. In that specialized capacity, he gained trial experience in highly complex prosecutions; developed a deep understanding of all environmental criminal statutes; received invaluable insight into how prosecutors investigate and evaluate cases; and developed strong relationships with agencies and investigators.
Mr. Anderson also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte), where he gained additional trial experience in a variety of broader white collar crime matters.
Following his government service, Mr. Anderson has gained invaluable experience in a variety of national law firms, as well as his own boutique federal criminal trial practice. Aside from environmental and regulatory crimes, he has extensive experience defending charges involving all types of fraud (bank; mortgage; mail and wire; healthcare), as well as violations relating to tax, antitrust, securities.
Mr. Anderson is an adjunct faculty member at Charlotte School of Law, and regularly speaks and writes on a variety of topics including trial advocacy, federal criminal law, business crimes defense, and corporate compliance counseling.
1 Experience listed here includes work done at prior law firms.
Defending the White Collar Case In and Out of Court (NACDL's 9th Annual Conference, October 2013)
Keeping Disagreements Civil – How to Avoid Criminal Charges in Product Regulatory Enforcement Cases (Beveridge & Diamond Products Law Webinar Series, July 2013)
Calling Balls & Strikes: Why Does the Government Go Criminal? (Beveridge & Diamond Texas Environmental Law Roundtable, June 2013)