Peter W. Devereaux

Retired Partner
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It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of our friend and colleague Peter Devereaux, who passed away in a tragic car accident on July 31. He was 66.

A Yale Law graduate, Peter joined Latham in 1996 as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department, where he represented major companies, accounting firms, officers, and boards in critical litigation matters. He served as Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice for several years.

With a focus on complex business litigation, Peter's astute legal intellect garnered complete defense victories in cases claiming billions in damages — particularly in class actions — in investigations conducted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies, as well as other professional liability and securities law matters. He served his clients with diligence, tenacity, and unwavering ethics through to his retirement in 2012.


Peter Devereaux retired from Partnership on December 31, 2012. He served as Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation and Professional Liability Practice for many years. Mr. Devereaux has represented major companies, accounting firms,  professionals, officers and directors. His practice focused on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on:

  • Class actions
  • Derivative actions
  • Investigations conducted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies
  • Professional liability
  • Securities law

 

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