Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has expanded its White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team with the addition of Peter W. Baldwin, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with both the Eastern District of New York and the Central District of California. He will reside in the firm’s New York office.
In his almost nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Baldwin directed federal criminal investigations involving terrorism, cybercrimes, export controls, securities fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, BSA/AML violations, counterespionage, trade secrets, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, and child exploitation.
“Pete brings significant internal investigations, securities enforcement and front-line trial experience to our team and furthers the firm’s strategic plan to expand our overall capabilities in New York,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “He is a talented lawyer who adds momentum to our growth efforts.”
Most recently, Mr. Baldwin served in the National Security and Cybercrime Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was the Counterespionage and Export Controls Coordinator. Prior to that, he was a member of the Major Frauds Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baldwin was in private practice with Latham & Watkins LLP and was an investment banking analyst for Barrington Associates Investment Bankers in Los Angeles.
“Pete’s trial experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney complements our national white collar team,” said Michael W. McTigue Jr., Chair of Drinker Biddle’s Litigation Group. “We are delighted to have him join our deep roster of former federal prosecutors.”
Mr. Baldwin earned his juris doctor from the Northwestern University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Yale College.