Peter Squeri specializes in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. Peter has substantial experience representing companies and individuals in high-stakes commercial disputes, product liability actions, sensitive investigations, and employment matters, including wage-and-hour, retaliation, wrongful termination, and independent contractor misclassification litigation. His practice includes contract disputes, business torts, founders’ and partnership disputes, employee mobility, trade secret misappropriation, anti-SLAPP litigation, and matters involving alleged fraud, privacy, unfair competition, constitutional law, and civil rights. As a trial lawyer, Peter has helped numerous clients achieve trial victories in state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitrations. He has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2021 and 2022.
Before joining Lewis & Llewellyn, Peter practiced for more than 10 years at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he represented sophisticated clients in a variety of industries—including technology, energy, logistics, health care, consumer products, and finance—in complex commercial litigation and investigations, with a focus on class action defense. At Gibson Dunn, Peter worked closely with leading companies to address multifaceted and novel legal issues, develop risk-mitigation strategies, and navigate crisis situations.
Peter received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review. During law school, he served as an extern law clerk for Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, he earned a B.A. in English, with distinction, and a minor in history from Stanford University, and spent two years as an investment consulting associate at Cambridge Associates LLC.
Peter is a barrister in the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and a former board member of the Performing Arts Workshop and the Pro Bono Advisory Board of Swords to Plowshares. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
A lifelong resident of San Francisco, Peter enjoys spending time in the city’s parks and playgrounds with his wife and three children.