H. Peter Haveles, Jr. is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, resident in the New York office. He focuses on representing financial services institutions and other participants in the financial markets in connection with civil litigation, and investigations and enforcement actions pursued by regulatory agencies and major exchanges arising out of U.S. and foreign securities, options, futures, derivatives, capital markets and asset-backed transactions.
Mr. Haveles is experienced in disputes involving antitrust claims, unauthorized trading, front running, prearranged trading, improper and negligent execution of trades, market manipulation, failure to supervise, compliance with exchange rules, fraudulent representations and broken trades.
He also represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in a broad array of litigation, including breach of contract, lender liability claims, enforcement of indentures and intercreditor agreements, fraudulent conveyance claims, corporate governance, acquisition and shareholder disputes, preservation and restructuring of distressed assets, major real estate loan defaults and partnership disputes.
Mr. Haveles has substantial trial experience before the federal district and bankruptcy courts, state courts (in New York and across the United States), arbitration panels, administrative law judges and self-regulatory organizations, as well as substantial appellate experience before the federal circuit courts of appeals and the California and New York state appellate courts.
Between college and law school, Mr. Haveles was a Rotary Foundation Fellow and pursued graduate studies in political science at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, Wales.