Government Experience

  • Intern, Department of Defense, Office of the General Counsel, International Affairs

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., magna cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2013
    Order of the Coif

    Editor-in-Chief, American University Law Review
  • B.A., Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010
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Peter S. Frechette


Peter Frechette is an associate at Venable LLP in the Regulatory Practice Group. Mr. Frechette handles matters involving regulation, investigation, and enforcement by various federal and state agencies. His practice focuses on advising clients concerning a wide array of regulations and other laws regarding banking and financial services, consumer protection, cybersecurity, and antitrust issues.

Mr. Frechette assists clients with ongoing regulatory compliance matters, civil and criminal investigations, and litigation before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), United States Postal Service (USPS), and State Offices of Attorneys General.

Mr. Frechette advises clients on a variety of financial services, consumer protection, and general business issues, including compliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Act, FTC Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Funds Transfer Act (Regulation E), and Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z). Mr. Frechette advises clients on antitrust issues under the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. In addition to compliance with these laws and regulations, Mr. Frechette has defended clients in non-public government investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state enforcement agencies.

Mr. Frechette has significant experience counseling clients engaged in advocacy through the rulemaking process, before such agencies as the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (FRB), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).