Peter J. Pizzi is a business litigator with over 30 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 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 is currently defending a prominent university in the NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Litigation. He 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. In addition to holding 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 serves on the IADC Amicus Committee, among other roles within the organization, and is also Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Cybersecurity, Data Privacy 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.