Peter W. Morgan
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Peter Morgan focuses his practice on litigation and counseling on both civil and criminal matters, with the core of his practice in recent years focusing on complex dispute resolution.
Mr. Morgan has been called upon by a number of major corporations to provide special strategic advice and assistance in a variety of complex litigation matters. This CDR work has included risk assessment, complex settlement strategy and negotiation, and the structuring of class and non-class settlements, including with State Attorneys General and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Morgan has handled a variety of CDR matters involving the negotiations of class action and non-class settlements for large companies. He has also acted as counsel or co-counsel for a wide array of government officials and organizations in connection with federal criminal or ethical investigations.
From 1989 until 1991, Mr. Morgan was an associate professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. His teaching responsibilities involved legal and government ethics, constitutional law, and torts.
In the last several years, Mr. Morgan has devoted substantial time to writing on the subjects of legal and government ethics and mass tort litigation. His views have been published in The Wall Street Journal, and in a book on the subject of post-Watergate ethics (co-written with Professor Glenn H. Reynolds), The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined Government, Business, and Society (Free Press, 1997).
Mr. Morgan has spoken at numerous professional and law firm conferences and symposia. These engagements include invitations from the Central Intelligence Agency to be a keynote speaker for a retreat for their Inspector Generals and staff; law schools at Columbia University, the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, Washington University, and the University of Tennessee; the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute); the Association of Corporate Counsel; and the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University.
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