Peter P. Tomczak

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Peter P. Tomczak

Peter P. Tomczak

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Peter Tomczak is a member of the Steering Committee of the North America Litigation Practice Group and of the Global Pharmaceuticals Practice Group. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 2003, after having served as a law clerk for the Delaware Court of Chancery. His principal areas of practice are corporate internal investigations and complex business disputes. Mr. Tomczak also serves on the American Bar Association’s Global Anti-Corruption Task Force.

Practice Focus

Mr. Tomczak’s principal areas of practice are corporate internal investigations and complex business disputes. He has conducted internal investigations of compliance issues, including under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, for multinational corporations in multiple international jurisdictions. Mr. Tomczak also focuses his practice on complex business disputes, primarily those involving disputes among corporate constituencies, unfair competition, shareholder claims, fiduciary wrongdoing, trade secret theft, and related business torts. He has particularly significant experience in litigation involving claims for emergency injunctive relief and other extraordinary equitable remedies.

Representative Legal Matters

Mr. Tomczak has advised clients in multiple industries, including among others the medical device, nuclear medicine, pharmaceutical, software, aviation, insurance, oil and gas and real estate industries.

* Conducted internal investigations in, among other jurisdictions, the United States, Canada, Chile, India, Mexico, and Russia for multinational business enterprises involving compliance issues, in particular those arising under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
* Tried to a favorable judgment in the Delaware Court of Chancery five public pension fund limited partners’ removal of the general partner of a USD70 million real estate limited partnership.
* Obtained order on appeal reversing an USD11 million jury verdict and entering judgment in favor of founders of an electronic stock exchange on a fraud claim brought by a former business associate.
* Representing a Japanese global life insurer in the Delaware Court of Chancery against challenges to its acquisition of a US insurer with a total transaction value of USD5.7 billion.
* Represented an acquirer in successfully opposing a shareholder’s motion to enjoin a multi-billion dollar merger with the target (trial and appeal in the same day).
* Conducted an internal investigation for the US subsidiary of a German company involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation and corporate espionage.
* Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction enjoining the sale, transfer or encumbrance of an aircraft engine.
* Obtained a permanent injunction on behalf of an insurance broker, blocking several former executives from soliciting or servicing that insurance broker’s customers.

Judicial Clerkship

Mr. Tomczak clerked for the Honorable Vice Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery from 2002 to 2003

Professional Honors

Mr. Tomczak was selected as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Education Honors

Mr. Tomczak received his Juris Doctorate degree, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002.

* Daniel H. Grady Prize for achieving the highest scholastic average of his graduating class.
* Class of 1908 Scholarship Award for achieving the highest scholastic average of his second-year law school class.
* Maurice Weigle Scholarship Award for achieving the highest scholastic average of his first-year law school class.
* Emmett E. Eagan Award for excellence in the study of corporate law.
* Articles Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

Mr. Tomczak received his Bachelor of Science in Economics, with Highest Honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.

Professional Associations and Memberships

* American Bar Association - Business Law Section - Member
* Wong Sun Society of San Francisco - Member
* American Bar Association - Global Anti-Corruption Task Force - Member

Admission

Illinois~United States (2002)

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Education
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 2002

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

Graduate
Class of 1999

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Memberships
Member, Business Law Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Articles Editor
Prior

Founded in 1994, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review was one of the first law journals to use interactive media to promote informed discourse about the interrelated legal, social, business, and public policy issues raised by emerging technologies. As one of the original online law journals in the world, MTTLR is a ground-breaking publication.

Career History
Partner
2003 - Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Clerk
Prior

Delaware Court of Chancery is a court of equity in the American state of Delaware. It is one of Delaware's three constitutional courts, along with the Supreme Court and Superior Court.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Steering Committee, North America Litigation Practice Group
Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
University of Michigan, Law School - Emmett E. Eagan Award
University of Michigan, Law School - Daniel H. Grady Prize
University of Michigan, Law School - Maurice Weigle Scholarship Award
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