Peter Altman

Partner, Akin

Peter Altman represents investment management firms, private and public companies, and individuals in white collar and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, securities and investment fund-related litigation and internal investigations. He represents clients in investigations and examinations conducted by the SEC and investigations conducted by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Peter is a leader in the firm’s Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain practice and represents individuals and companies in government enforcement matters involving cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi), and other digital assets such as smart contracts and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Peter’s experience serving at the SEC provides him with a deep familiarity of the federal securities and commodities laws and the processes of the SEC. He routinely provides advice in investigations and enforcement proceedings involving issues, such as alleged insider trading and other forms of market abuse, and disclosure-related and regulatory compliance issues. He also advises investment advisers on day-to-day risk management issues related to topics including securities trading, compliance with the Investment Advisers Act, and the use of alternative dataand web scraping in the investment research process.

Efficient, responsive and careful, Peter understands how government agencies identify, investigate, evaluate and present cases for enforcement action.

He sits on the firm’s Partnership Admissions Committee and is the Chair of the Los Angeles Office Hiring Committee.