Peter B. Morrison

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Peter Morrison has a broad litigation practice, representing clients in both federal and state courts, with a particular emphasis on takeover and securities litigation. Mr. Morrison advises corporations on matters involving both federal and state securities laws, duties of corporate directors, SEC and stock exchange inquiries and investigations, and contests for corporate control.

Mr. Morrison is one of only two attorneys nationwide to be named to Law360’s list of “Rising Stars” for three consecutive years (2011-2013). Since 2014, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, in which he was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Securities, Los Angeles.

In addition, Mr. Morrison has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Among others, Mr. Morrison has represented:

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and certain of its directors and officers in the favorable resolution of class action lawsuits in California and Delaware brought by shareholders in connection with the proposed $3.3 billion merger of Valeant and Biovail;
  • American Apparel, Inc. in connection with securities class actions and derivative lawsuits brought in federal and state court in California;
  • KPMG in multiple actions involving claims ranging from fraud, negligence and contract enforcement to constitutional violations;
  • CytRx Corporation in various actions, including the successful dismissal upholding a Delaware forum-selection bylaw in a federal shareholder derivative suit;
  • Oakley, Inc. and its board of directors in a lawsuit brought by one of Oakley’s shareholders seeking to enjoin the $2 billion acquisition of Oakley by Luxottica Group S.p.A. (Italy);
  • certain former outside directors of Countrywide Financial Corporation in securities, derivative and ERISA litigations;
  • Fortress Investment Group, Inc. in the successful dismissal of an action arising from loans that a hedge fund made to assist in financing films;
  • American Land Lease, Inc. in successfully preventing attempts in state and federal court to enjoin the pending $438 million acquisition by Greene Court Partners LLC;


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1999 (Order of the Barristers)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996 (magna cum laude)


  • Board of Trustees, Seven Arrows Elementary School (2014-Present)
  • Board of Trustees, The Accelerated School (2009-Present)
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Litigation Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Commencing 2014)
  • Board of Directors, Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library (Commencing 2014)
  • Board of Directors, New York University School of Law Alumni Association (2013-Present)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors (2018-Present) and Member of Board of Directors (2011-Present), Constitutional Rights Foundation


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