Log In

Peter Melvin Fishbein Edit Profile

Peter Melvin Fishbein, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973. Recipient Distinguished Community Service award Brandels University, Jurisprudence award American Ort.


Fishbein, Peter Melvin was born on June 20, 1934 in New York City. Son of Arthur L. and Lotta (Chary) Fishbein.


Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1955). Harvard University (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1958).


Note editor, Harvard Law Review, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956-1958;law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Junior, Supreme Court of the United States Court, Washington, 1958-1959;deputy secretary general, International Peace Corps., Washington, 1962-1964;partner, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman Hays & Handler, New York City, since 1967;managing partner, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman Hays & Handler, New York City, 1984-1991;chief counsel, New York State Constitutional Convention, Albany, 1967;member, Presidential Commission to Nominate Candidates for Federal Court of Appeals, New York City, 1980. Adjunct Professor constitutional law New York University Law School, 1970-1984.


Trustee Goddard College, 1967—1975, Federation Jewish Philanthropies, New York City, 1975—1981, Citizen's Budget Communications, 1995—1999. Member New York State Governor's Board Public Disclosure, Albany, 1975—1977. Manager Justice Arthur J. Goldberg's Campaign for Governor, 1970.

Board directors Health Care Chaplaincy, 1993—1999, Brennan Center for Justice, 1995—2010, I Have A Dream Foundation, 2001—2010, White Plains Hospital, since 2002, Friends of the Supreme Court of Israel, since 2003, Purchase College, State University of New York, since 2005. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, New York State Commission on Higher Education, Harvard Club (New York ), Beach Point Club (board governors 1981-1986), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Bette Klinghoffer, June 16, 1957. Children: Stephen, Bruce, Gregory.