Peter Thomson Joins Stone Pigman
Peter M. Thomson has joined Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C. as Special Counsel to the firm. As a member of the firm's Litigation Section, he will represent individuals and businesses on a wide variety of white collar criminal defense, government investigations, corporate compliance, and privacy and information security matters.
Mr. Thomson concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and corporate compliance. He has tried over 50 criminal trials to verdict in federal and state courts, and has experience in appellate litigation. His practice also includes civil litigation and information security. Prior to joining Stone Pigman, Mr. Thomson had a 23 year career as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He served on special assignment with the National Security Agency, where he worked on matters involving information assurance and intelligence collection.
"Peter's experience and in-depth understanding of the federal criminal legal system will strengthen the firm's white collar criminal defense, and privacy and information security practices," said Samantha Griffin, Chair of the firm's White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group. "His time with the U.S. Department of Justice will be invaluable to firm clients and will add another layer of experience to our already robust Litigation Section."
"I am excited about the synergies between Stone Pigman and my practice," said Peter Thomson. "The firm is known for its powerhouse litigation practice and intellectual prowess, and I'm looking forward to working with my new colleagues on cutting-edge legal issues and growing some of the firm's existing practice groups, including white collar criminal defense and privacy and information security," he said. "My experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and NSA will complement these practices and benefit current and future clients."
Mr. Thomson is located in Stone Pigman's New Orleans office. He received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and his B.A. from Tulane University College of Arts & Science. He is an active member of The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, Metropolitan Crime Commission and American and Louisiana State Bar Associations. He is also a former Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane University School of Law. Mr. Thomson was previously with Fowler Rodriquez.