Peter Borkon

Title:
Partner
Office:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
(510) 725-3033
Email:
reed@hbsslaw.com

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

19


PRACTICE AREAS

Securities Litigation
Antitrust Litigation


BAR ADMISSIONS

California
Illinois


COURT ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of California

Supreme Court of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, J.D., 1996

DePauw University, B.A., 1992


Providing institutional investors practical advice and solutions.


Current Role

  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
  • Practice is focused on complex civil litigation, particularly securities and antitrust class actions and shareholder derivative suits

Recent Success

  • Key team member in In re Homestore Securities Litigation (more than $100 million settlement)
  • Team member in several securities class actions including:
    • In re China Media Express Holdings, Inc. Securities Litigation ($12 million settlement)
    • In re Northwest Biotherapeutics Securities Litigation ($1 million settlement)
    • In re BigBand Networks Securities Litigation ($11 million settlement)
    • In re Charles Schwab Corp. Securities Litigation ($235 million settlement)
    • In re Reserve YieldPlus Fund Securities Litigation (currently in mediation)
    • In re JP Morgan Madoff Litigation ($218 million settlement)
    • In re Oppenheimer Core v. Champion Bond Funds ($100 million settlement)

Recognition

  • Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2011
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012, 2015
  • Steinberg Leadership Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League

Experience

  • Clerk, Chief Judge of the Southern District of Illinois
  • Staff Attorney, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Activities

 

 

  • Member, Council of Institutional Investors (CII)
  • Member and Speaker, Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (MAPERS)
  • Member, State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS)
  • Member, California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS)
  • Member and Speaker, Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA)
  • Member and Speaker, Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees (GAPPT)
  • Member, Alternative Investments working group, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA)
  • Chair, SEC working group, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA)
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
  • Member and Speaker, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS)
  • Member, National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP)
  • Member, National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA)
  • Member, National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR)
  • Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • Co-Chair of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom’s Judiciary Committee
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern District of California Chapter

Presentations

  • "Funds, Fees & Affiliates (Oh, My!) - SEC OCIE's Examination of the Private Fund World," NAPPA 2015 Legal Education Conference, Juen 2015
  • “Securities Litigation: A Panel Discussion,” MAPERS 2014 Spring Conferenc, May 2014
  • “Who Wants To Be A Fiduciary?,” NCPERS, Trustee Educational Seminar, April 2014
  • Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement 2014 Update Panel Discussion, April 2014
  • “A Different Kind of Income Pick-Up Strategy,” CFA Society of New Mexico, December 2013
  • “SEC Announces Its ‘Top Priorities’ Include Enforcement Against States Issuing Municipal Bonds; Are County Issuers Next?,” CACTTC, Annual Conference, June 2013
  • “Avoiding a Front Page Scandal at Your Pension Fund: Learning by Example,” NCPERS, Annual Conference, May 2013
  • Board Ethics Training at the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund, April 2013
  • “International Investment after Morrison,” GAPPT, Annual Conference, September 2012
  • Legal Round Table, MAPERS, Spring Conference, May 2012
  • “Opportunities to Recover Fund Assets Using Securities Litigation,” IPPFA, Spring Conference, May 2012
  • “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly –The Safety Pension Edition,” NCPERS, TEDS Conference, May 2012
  • “Occupy Wall Street through Reform of the Securities Law,” NCPERS, Legislative Conference, February 2012
  • “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The Safety Pension Edition,” NCPERS, Public Safety Employee Pension & Benefit Conference, October 2011
  • “Protection vs. Interference – What the New Federal Regulations Mean to Institutional Investors,” NCPERS, Annual Conference, May 2011
  • “The Immediate Need for Congress to Act on Investor Friendly Legislation,” NCPERS, Annual Conference, May 2010

Publications

  • "Fasten Your Seatbelts, Supreme Court Creating a Bumpy Ride… or, Is it?," Hagens Berman, HBSS Securities News, Summer 2014
  • SEC’s Message: Bond Issuers Must Provide Full, Accurate and Timely Information About Their Financial Condition or Face Prosecution,” Hagens Berman, HBSS Securities News, November 2013
  • “Court Limits SEC’s Foreign Reach,” Hagens Berman, HBSS Securities News, May 2013
  • “Say-On-Pay – More Bark Than Bite?,” Hagens Berman, HBSS Securities News, November 2012
  • “Citizens United and the Assault on Public Pensions,” NCPERS, PERSist Article, Summer 2012, Volume 25, Number 3, August 2012
  • “Citizens United and The Assault on Public Pensions, Marin County Association of Retired Employees / A member of CRCEA-California Retired County Employees Association, Keeping in Touch Letter”, June 2012
  • “Citizens United and the Assault on Public Pensions, Hagens Berman, HBSS Securities News, May 2012
  • “Investors Need Private Enforcement of Securities Law,” Hagens Berman, HBSS Securities News, November 2011
  • “Balancing Sensible Governance Against Failed Principles: Is this the End to the Wild West of Investing?,” NAPPA, The NAPPA Report, October 2008