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Peter Schmidt is a partner in King & Spalding's Washington DC office and a member of the Trial and Global Disputes practice. He focuses on the finance, media, and technology industries, advising and representing clients in patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, business tort, and contract dispute matters. Peter’s work focuses on cases involving complex technical and financial issues, where he draws on his previous experience as a hardware and software engineer and as a financial consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Peter has represented clients in a broad range of types and stages of litigation, and has extensive experience in case assessment; complaints and answers; discovery and fact gathering; non-infringement, infringement, invalidity, and validity contentions; claim construction; expert reports; depositions; motion practice (including discovery motions, summary judgment, and admissibility of evidence); trial; and appeals. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and with University and College Honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS/MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering; he also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Credentials

J.D./M.B.A., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

District of Columbia

Wisconsin

English

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In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

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In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

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In the News · Source: Law360, Global Competition Review, Bloomberg Law, New York Law Journal, Law.com International, Global Arbitration Review, Daily Journal, The Deal, Intellectual Property Magazine, World Trademark Review, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations Review, Le Monde du Droit, La Lettre des Juristes d’Affaires, Daily Report, The Oath, Houston Business Journal, The Texas Lawbook and Chicago Daily Bulletin

December 3, 2021
K&S elects 32 new partners and promotes 16 counsel across 16 cities

View all

Credentials

J.D./M.B.A., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude

M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

District of Columbia

Wisconsin

English