Biography

Peter Shakro is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation department, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation and investigations.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation

Represents financial guarantors in fraud and breach of contract claims arising out of mortgage-backed securities and related transactions, including representing the plaintiff in one of the few representation and warranty cases to reach trial.

Represents financial guarantor in multi-jurisdictional structured finance litigation involving student loan securitization trusts.

Employment

Represents university in connection with discrimination charges under city, state, and federal law.

Obtained dismissal of complaint against employer alleging discrimination and wrongful termination. 

Pro Bono

Represented religious community in a federal civil rights lawsuit concerning the right to build a house of worship. This work has been profiled in publications such as the Wall Street Journal.

Represents human rights activist in application for asylum.

Admissions
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Publications
  • Co-author, New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, Chapter IV: Jurisdiction of the Commercial Division (available on Bloomberg Law)
  • Co-author, "Reorganization Of NY Courts Would Ease Inefficiency Issues," Law360 (October 8, 2019)
  • Author, "Inmates Who Cried Wolf: The Dangers of Applying the PLRA's Limit on Appellate Attorney's Fees in Prisoner Deprivation of Rights Claims," 92 Wash. U.L. Rev. 169 (2015)
  • Contributor to the NY Commercial Division Blog