David Peet (@davidcpeet) is an associate at K&L Gates in the firm’s Research Triangle Park office, where he is a member of the investigations, enforcement, and white-collar practice group. His practice focuses on government investigations, securities enforcement, internal investigations, and white-collar defense. In particular, he has extensive experience conducting cross-border investigations involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
Mr. Peet counsels corporations and individuals across a variety of industries in a wide range of criminal and civil matters, including investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as other federal and state criminal and civil regulatory authorities in the United States and abroad. He is also well-versed in the function and impact of post-settlement compliance obligations through his experience both in support of a government-appointed Independent Compliance Monitor following an FCPA settlement and in representing a multinational medical device company during the fulfillment of its monitorship obligations.
Among his recent successes, Mr. Peet led an internal investigation into allegations of bribery and improper promotion in Brazil and secured an SEC declination on behalf of a multinational biopharmaceutical company following a nearly five-year government inquiry.
A Spanish and Portuguese speaker with broad experience living and working in Latin America, Mr. Peet regularly publishes and advises clients regarding enforcement trends in the region. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes assisting asylum-seekers in immigration proceedings.
Finally, Mr. Peet also has extensive experience representing and counseling universities, coaches, and other collegiate sports stakeholders in connection with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) investigations and compliance matters.