Peter J. Harrington
Peter J. Harrington received his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Fordham University (B.A., Political Science), graduating cum laude. He received his J.D. in 2010 from the St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as executive notes and comments editor of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (formerly the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary). Mr. Harrington authored the article “Untying the Knot: Extending Intestacy Benefits to Non-Traditional Families by Severing the Link to Marriage,” 23 J. Civ. Rts. & Econ. Dev. 323 (2011). While in law school, Mr. Harrington was a legal intern in the Mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg’s office and worked for the St. John’s University School of Law Securities Arbitration Clinic, representing individual investors on a pro bono basis in securities arbitration claims involving misrepresentation, unsuitability, and unauthorized trading.
Mr. Harrington concentrates his practice on securities, commercial, and complex class action litigation. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Mr. Harrington was selected to the New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Harrington has worked on several securities fraud class actions including City of Austin Police Retirement System v. Kinross Gold Corporation, No. 12‑CV-01203-VEC (S.D.N.Y.), in which the Firm recovered $33 million for investors.
Most recently, Mr. Harrington worked on an individual action brought by the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico against Wells Fargo Bank and affiliates arising from defendants’ mismanagement of the pension fund’s securities lending program. The case settled on the eve of trial for $50 million — representing over 60% of the plaintiff’s alleged damages. Mr. Harrington was also involved in a similar action on behalf of the New Mexico Educational Retirement board that resulted in a $5 million settlement, representing 54% of the plaintiff’s alleged damages.
Mr. Harrington is currently working on a securities fraud class action against Lifelock, Inc. alleging that LifeLock, Inc. and certain of its officers and directors violated the federal securities laws by making material misrepresentations about LifeLock’s core business practices and about the severity of the FTC’s investigation into the company for violating a 2010 consent order.
He is also a member of the Firm’s Portfolio Monitoring and Case Evaluation team, where he investigates new matters involving potential violations of the federal securities laws and state laws, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is currently investigating several potential new matters on behalf of individual and institutional investors.
Mr. Harrington is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.