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Peter S. Spivack

Washington, D.C.

Peter S. Spivack

Peter Spivack is one of the most experienced members of the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice area and served as the global co-leader of the practice for six years. His experience in the criminal arena includes antitrust, environmental, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), government contract, and healthcare matters. According to Chambers and Partners, where he is ranked in both the White Collar and FCPA practice areas, clients call him "fantastic" and say that he "is very insightful and a very good communicator."

Peter has three decades of experience working with multi-jurisdictional investigations, including matters involving allegations of bribery and corruption under the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other anti-bribery laws. He has represented companies and individuals in investigations brought by multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. Peter also has considerable experience in representing entities and individuals in criminal and civil enforcement matters involving healthcare, government contracts, competition, and antitrust issues.

Previously, Peter was a federal prosecutor focusing on the investigation and prosecution of complex white collar criminal matters involving corporations and individuals. Most of his investigations involved parallel enforcement actions by federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as parallel federal and state civil litigation. Peter received an award from the U.S. Attorney General for superior performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Peter clerked for the Honorable William D. Keller of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and for the Honorable Arthur Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Peter frequently writes and speaks on federal criminal issues. Peter plays an active role in the bar, currently serving as a Co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Subcommittee for the ABA White Collar Crime Committee and as a past Co-chair of the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Committee for the D.C. Bar.

"The white-collar team at Hogan Lovells is particularly well known for handling complex FCA work, having been active in a number of high-profile matters in the space; these include representing Chemed Corporation and VITAS Healthcare in a nationwide FCA case in which the Government is seeking over $1bn in damages, and acting for DaVita in negotiating a global settlement of a federal grand jury investigation and related civil suit under the qui tam provisions of the federal FCA. Peter Spivack leads the practice from Washington DC where other key team members include highly rated trial lawyer Robert Bennett and Kathryn Hellings who is a recent recruit from the DOJ's antitrust division."

Legal 500

Representative Experience

Counsel to the world's leading business information company in an FCPA investigation in China and voluntary disclosure to the SEC and DOJ.

Counsel to a major developer of retail centers in an FCPA investigation in Mexico.

Counsel to a concert and exhibition promotion company in an FCPA investigation in Egypt.

Counsel to one of the world's largest electric utility companies in an FCPA and anti-corruption investigation in Brazil and the United States.

Counsel to a Spanish construction company in an investigation of corruption allegations by the World Bank.

Counsel to a French electrical utility equipment manufacturer in an investigation of corruption allegations by the World Bank.

Counsel to a publicly traded orthopedic implant manufacturer in an FCPA investigation in Mexico and follow-on RICO litigation in the United States.

Counsel to a publicly traded consumer products company in an FCPA investigation in Greece.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1984


  • Co-chair, White Collar Crime Committee, D.C. Region for the American Bar Association, 2005-2008
  • Co-chair, White Collar Crime Committee, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee for the American Bar Association, 2008-2013
  • Member, America Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Criminal Appeals Panel, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, White Collar Crime Subcommittee, American Bar Association
  • Steering Committee, D.C. Bar Committee on Criminal Law and Individual Rights, 2002-2005

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Court admissions

  • Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


White Collar and Government Investigations

Chambers USA Litigation


White-Collar Criminal Defense

Legal 500 US


Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers


Government Investigations

PLC Life Sciences Cross-border Handbook,


Criminal Defense: White Collar

Best Lawyers in America

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