As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Peter Neger has more than 30 years of litigation experience in both federal and state courts, and in arbitrations and mediations. His experience covers all phases of complex litigation, including litigation avoidance counseling, trials and appeals, pre-trial discovery and Daubert proceedings.
Currently, among other matters, Peter represents the owners of a large affordable housing project located in Brooklyn, N.Y., in federal and state court litigation challenging rent increase orders issued by government authorities; a European fund manager in connection with a dispute arising out of foreign investment in an alternative energy project; and the general partner of a real estate limited partnership in a lawsuit brought by the putative assignee of certain limited partnership interests. Peter is also pro bono appellate counsel for a Dominican citizen who was awarded custody of her infant daughter by the New York courts following a proceeding in the Dominican Republic under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction.
Peter served as lead national counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the fen/phen diet drug litigation, involving more than 7,000 individual and class action lawsuits filed in a federal MDL and state courts throughout the United States. He was also the court-appointed defense liaison counsel in the Ephedra MDL and a member of the defendants’ coordinating counsel. Peter served as national coordinating counsel for a manufacturer of generic methylphenidate and functioned in the same capacity in litigation involving claims that the use of a mercury-based preservative in childhood vaccines caused autism.
Peter has also represented clients in securities fraud and class actions; civil RICO actions; real estate litigation; foreclosure and other bank-related litigation; SEC enforcement proceedings; trademark infringement actions; and actions involving professional liability claims, sex and race discrimination claims, and alleged bankruptcy frauds.