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Brian T. Peterson

Associate
+1.206.370.7948
Fax +1.206.623.7022
Brian Peterson is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He has experience representing borrowers, committees, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors, and asset purchasers in in connection with both transactional and litigation matters in a variety of contexts, including federal bankruptcy proceedings, state court receiverships, foreclosures, and out-of-court workouts. He has significant experience representing bankruptcy trustees in Ponzi scheme cases, including fraudulent transfer litigation. He also has experience litigating various commercial disputes in both state and federal courts, and advises clients with respect to the structuring of transactions involving distressed situations.

Professional Background

Before joining K&L Gates, Brian served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul B. Snyder, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington. During law school, Brian worked as a judicial extern for Honorable Ronald B. Leighton, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Representation of the Official Equity Committee in the chapter 11 case of FinTech startup Jumio, Inc., in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Representation of CalPERS in chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy cases including City of Stockton and City of San Bernardino.
  • Representation of chapter 11 trustee for Meridian Funds entities bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington, involving resolution of $200 million Ponzi scheme through a liquidation plan and post-confirmation litigation.
  • Representation of chapter 11 trustee for the LLS America companies bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington, involving resolution of $137 million Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of regional bank in connection with multiple state court receivership, workout, litigation, and foreclosure matters.