Peter Laserna Joins Meltzer Lippe Litigation Practice
Mineola, NY — Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, announces Peter Laserna has joined the Commercial Litigation Practice.
An associate in the Litigation practice group, Peter’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and government investigations; he has experience defending clients accused of consumer and government fraud; and representing corporations and individuals in actions involving business torts. He has experience with litigation taking place throughout the country, including arbitration proceedings and cases in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a deputy county attorney in the General Litigation Bureau of the Office of the Nassau County Attorney where he spent three years representing Nassau County agencies in federal and state court on matters ranging from municipal law, civil rights law, election law, administrative law, and torts. Peter gained substantial litigation experience during this time, which included taking or defending dozens of depositions, engaging in extensive discovery, and trying several federal jury trials to verdict. During his time with the County Attorney’s Office, Peter was the lead attorney for the dismissal, through motion or after trial, of twenty federal and state actions brought against Nassau County. Peter also settled numerous matters on terms beneficial to Nassau County.
Peter received his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He earned his B.A. from Manhattan College, graduating as valedictorian of his class, as well as magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school Peter interned with the Gang Unit of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, as well as the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In addition, Peter worked as a student-attorney in the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau and Civil Litigation Clinic where he successfully represented a client in appeal before a federal agency.
Peter is admitted to the New York State Bar as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.