Peter Larson

Peter Larson

Peter Larson defends Fortune 500 companies facing antitrust class actions and ensures that clients comply with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and other antitrust laws. Peter also directs clients through sensitive internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export controls, and sanctions violations. He gained valuable experience as an associate at two global law firms before joining Venable. He has significant experience authoring motions to dismiss and oppose class certification, preparing witnesses and outlines for party and non-party depositions, and drafting and responding to all forms of discovery.

Peter also prepares merger control filings and responds to civil investigative demands and subpoenas from the Department of Justice (DOJ). He advises clients on strategies for making voluntary disclosure to government regulators, drafts investigation work plans, and leads associate teams in conducting fact development and witness interviews. Peter also counsels clients regarding anti-corruption compliance in connection with corporate transactions.

Related Practices


Representative Matters

  • Represented a large chemical manufacturer in an antitrust price-fixing class action
  • Represented a European aerospace company before the DOJ with respect to allegations of bribery and export control violations that resulted in the largest coordinated anti-corruption resolution with UK and French criminal enforcement authorities
  • Represented a leading containership operator in a grand jury investigation focused on price fixing/bid rigging in the shipping industry




  • J.D. Duke University School of Law 2016
    • Executive editor, Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
    • Teaching assistant, Distinctive Aspects of U.S. Law
    • Case manager, Duke Law Innocence Project
  • B.A. Journalism Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism 2013
    • Member, The Daily Northwestern
    • Global Journalism Residency, Qatar Today

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia