Peter Pope is a partner in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense (ICD) Practice, and recently returned from a secondment to the UK Serious Fraud Office, where he served as International Liaison and Investigations Advisor.
Mr. Pope has represented clients before the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, the New York State Inspector General’s Office, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Matters have included insider trading, high-profile government corruption cases, tax crimes, health care fraud, the Madoff case, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, and theft of intellectual property. His clients have ranged from hedge funds, to manufacturers, to health care providers, to the government.
Mr. Pope has conducted internal investigations around the world – leading teams in China, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere. The investigations have involved the theft of intellectual property, due diligence, corporate malfeasance, and FCPA issues. He is a frequent lecturer on fraud and corruption.
Having served as the Inspector General for the New York City School Construction Authority, Mr. Pope has a hands-on background in compliance, and has advised clients from the financial to the manufacturing sectors on practical and effective compliance measures. The Hon. Jack Weinstein appointed him Special Master to train and monitor gun dealers who were sued by the City of New York.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Pope served as Deputy Attorney General in charge, Criminal Division, of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. In that role, he rebuilt and led a 100-lawyer statewide division that consistently prosecuted cases of national significance. Mr. Pope also served as Director of Policy for New York Governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson, where he led negotiations with the New York State Legislature that produced landmark Workers' Compensation reform and the adoption of one of the nation’s first Anti-Human Trafficking statutes.
Mr. Pope’s private sector experience includes a stint as a Vice President at Goldman, Sachs and Co, where he provided counsel on strategic business initiatives, as well as operational, compliance and product risk. Mr. Pope began his career as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan where he rose to Deputy Chief, Labor Racketeering Unit.