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Peter J. Romeo

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Peter J. Romeo

Peter Romeo is center stage in the field of securities law, having co-authored with partner Alan Dye on a widely cited treatise and many other publications on reporting and trading by corporate insiders and other topics.

Peter helps corporations, law firms, and individuals resolve difficult securities issues and finds new ways to defend claims that insiders realized profits recoverable by their companies under a no-fault provision of the securities laws.

Peter is a former chief counsel of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, a certified public accountant, and the former Chair of the ABA's Task Force on Section 16 developments. Peter and Alan co-wrote publications that are considered the leading reference sources on the insider reporting and short-swing profit provisions of the securities laws. Peter has aided defendants in many of the largest cases arising under these provisions. He also advises on other legal and regulatory requirements of the securities laws, including Rule 144, and methods of complying with the securities laws.

"Highly experienced in 1934 Act matters 'a deep well of knowledge and has seen almost all scenarios.'"

Chambers 2012

Representative experience

Counseled many public companies, law firms, and individuals on the insider reporting and short-swing profits provisions of the securities laws.

Defeated claims in several of the largest insider short-swing trading cases to date.

Helped many companies create compliance programs for their insiders under the securities laws.

Helped law firms and other clients resolve difficult securities law issues in public offerings and other transactions.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., The George Washington University Law School, 1969
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1967
  • B.S.B.A., Georgetown University, 1964


  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court


Top Lawyers

Washingtonian Magazine


Securities Regulation: Advisory

Chambers USA


Securities & Corporate Finance

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

20+ consecutive years

Securities Law

The Best Lawyers in America


"Preeminent" in Securities Law


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