Marjorie J. Peerce

Partner at
Ballard Spahr LLP

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New York

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Marjorie J. Peerce is a litigator, with a practice focus on white collar criminal defense, regulatory matters, and complex civil litigation. In her more than 30 years practice, she has handled matters across the criminal and regulatory spectrum.


Ms. Peerce appears in New York state and federal courts, as well as in federal districts around the country. She has handled criminal and regulatory investigations concerning, for example, violations of the Internal Revenue Code, securities fraud, (including Bitcoins) the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act, government contract procurement and subsidy fraud, mail fraud, bribery, accounting fraud, government contract procurement, government subsidy fraud, immigration fraud, health care fraud, environmental matters, commodities fraud, computer fraud and hacking, and criminal customs investigations. She has handled a significant number of matters with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as with FINRA and the CFTC. She has handled numerous matters with the New York Attorney General in a variety of areas. She also regularly represents individuals in myriad matters in the Criminal and Supreme Courts in New York City.


In her civil practice, Ms. Peerce has represented defendants in securities class actions, financial institutions in commercial and real estate disputes, employees involved in noncompete disputes, general commercial litigation, and matters for several major real estate companies in New York City. She has represented doctors under investigation with the Office of Professional Medical Conduct in New York, as well as lawyers with disciplinary matters pending before the Departmental Disciplinary Committees, state employees with the New York State Department of Professional Discipline, and a former state employee in a matter with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics.


Ms. Peerce is past President of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a premier defense lawyers' organization composed of 240 of New York's preeminent white collar lawyers. As the past Chair of the Council's Sentencing Guidelines Committee, she prepared regular submissions to the U.S. Sentencing Commission on the Guidelines and testified before the Commission on two occasions. Ms. Peerce is the current Co-Chair of the Sentencing Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is on the national Steering Committee of Clemency Project 2014, as well as on the American Bar Association Task Force to Reform the Economic Crimes Guidelines.

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