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Peter V. Nelson

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Peter Nelson is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the Public Policy and Law practice group. Mr. Nelson assists clients in the development of integrated legislative, regulatory, and communications strategies in support of a range of public policy initiatives, with a focus on federal tax and transportation matters.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Nelson was an associate at another Washington law firm. He focused his practice on regulatory matters involving the aviation industry and corporate transactions for high-growth technology companies. While in law school, Mr. Nelson served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and as a Dillard Fellow (teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing). He won the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of federal taxation.

Before pursuing a legal career, Mr. Nelson worked on tax policy matters as a member of a Fortune 500 company’s Washington government affairs team. He also researched foreign and domestic healthcare issues as an intern at a leading economic policy think tank. His background includes media and communications internships at a national television network and a global public relations firm.


  • Recipient, Edwin S. Cohen Tax Prize (University of Virginia School of Law, 2012)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar