Peter J. Pizzi is a business litigator with over 40 years of experience in commercial litigation, class action defense, internal investigations, internet and IP litigation, and labor and employment law. He has handled matters on behalf of corporate clients in a broad array of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, information technology, cosmetics, industrial equipment, food service and others. Recent highlights include a federal court jury verdict on a contract claim arising from an acquisition and pre-discovery dismissals of a putative consumer class action against a retailing client over the portion sizing of its beverage offerings, a putative class action against a private aviation firm regarding its pricing practices, and a suit seeking to enforce a Venezuelan corporate guaranty against a corporate officer. Peter also leads teams conducting internal investigations on behalf of large public companies.
In addition, Peter has distinguished himself in the field of technology law, regularly lecturing at CLE programs on technology law, writing on cutting-edge issues—such as privacy and cybersecurity, content piracy, and e-discovery—for an array of journals, and consulted by news media for insight regarding technology-related topics.
Along with receiving the CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he served as Chair of the Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Technology Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel in 2016-2018. Currently, Peter is the Editor-Elect of IADC’s Defense Journal, as well as Vice Chair for their Corporate Compliance & Government Investigations and Amicus Committee. He is also Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Privacy, Data Security and Information Technology Committee within NYSBA’s Commercial & Federal Litigation Section.
Peter has been designated a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and was most recently re-certified in 2020.