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PETER HARVEY, American Lawyer, Partner of RIKER, DANZIG, SCHERER, HYLAND & PERRETTI, specializing in the field of General Practice, Litigation in all Trial (Law and Equity) and Appellate Courts, Administrative proceedings before the Office of Administrative Law and other agencies. Antitrust, Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial Transactions, Computer, Construction Contracts, Corporate, Corporate Finance, Corporate Trust, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Employment Discrimination, Environmental Regulation, Environmental and Solid Waste Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Estate Planning, Government Affairs and Legislative Representation, Insurance, International Finance, Labor, Mergers and Acquisitions, Municipal Bond and Finance, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Probate, Products Liability, Public Utilities, Real Estate (including Real Estate Acquisition, Development, Leasing, Disposition and Financing), Securities Regulation, Taxation, Telecommunications, Toxic Torts, Venture Capital, Zoning and Planning Law.


  • HARVEY, PETER was born on February 2, 1958 in New York, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, Morgan State University, 1979. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1982.


    • Law clerk to Honorary Dickinson R. Debevoise United States District Court New Jersey, 1982—1983. Associate Kaye Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, 1983—1986. Assistant United States attorney District New Jersey United States Department Justice, 1986—1989.

      Special assistant to attorney general State of New Jersey, 1989—1990. Associate Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland and Perretti LLP, Morristown, New Jersey, 1990—1993, partner, 1993—2002. 1st assistant attorney general, director division criminal justice State of New Jersey, Trenton, 2002—2003, acting attorney general, 2003, attorney general, 2003—2006.

      Partner Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York City, since 2006. Mediator United States District Court, New Jersey, New Jersey Supreme Court. Member lawyers' advisory committee United States District Court for the District New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals (3d circuit).

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1984, District of Columbia 1985, New Jersey 1989.


    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. New York State and New Jersey State Bar Associations. New York County Lawyers Association.

    The District of Columbia Bar.


    • Married; 3 children.
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    Born February 2, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1984
      New York and United States
    • 1984
      Admitted to the bar