Peter J. Sluka joined the firm in 2018. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. He has represented a broad range of individual and institutional clients in federal and New York State courts, and he has worked on cases and investigations involving securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, healthcare fraud, antitrust violations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
HIS CRIMINAL & REGULATORY REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
- President of a $1B hedge fund against charges of fraud and conspiracy;
- Owner of a pharmaceutical wholesaler against charges of money laundering and improper distribution;
- Foreign exchange trader in investigation regarding FX market manipulation;
- Engineers and high-level executives in multinational investigations concerning diesel emissions;
- Various small business owners regarding tax and payroll offenses;
- NY State politician in investigation regarding campaign finance violations;
- Union subcontractors in investigation regarding bid-rigging and MBE violations.
HIS CIVIL REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
- Global Treasurer of a commodities brokerage firm against allegations of misusing customer funds;
- Credit card company in suit alleging antitrust violations;
- Pension claimants in international allocation proceeding during bankruptcy of former telecommunications giant;
- Fine Art Broker in suit alleging conversion and breach of fiduciary duty;
HIS PRO BONO REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
- Receiving clemency for individual serving 30-year federal sentence for non-violent drug offense; and
- A mother and child seeking asylum in the United States.
Mr. Sluka received his B.S. in Finance from Fordham University in 2010 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sluka practiced at both Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and De Feis O’Connell & Rose, P.C., a white-collar defense boutique. He clerked for the Honorable Joanna Seybert in the U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y. While in law school, Mr. Sluka served as an editor of the St. John’s Law Review and Journal of Catholic Legal Studies. He spent much of his third year of law school prosecuting domestic violence cases in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.
A member of the New York Bar, Mr. Sluka is an active member of the Federal Bar Council’s Inn of Court. He publishes a quarterly column in the New York Law Journal covering developments in international criminal law and enforcement.