Peter Tomczak

Baker McKenzie

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Baker McKenzie


Peter P. Tomczak ( is a partner at Baker McKenzie, LLP, in its Chicago office. He has conducted sensitive internal investigations for multinationals and executives in the United States and more than twenty foreign countries. He regularly counsels clients and their boards of directors on issues of corporate compliance and corporate governance, particularly with respect to anti-corruption matters, has conducted antibribery training for multinational corporations and their boards of directors. Mr. Tomczak also focuses his practice on litigating complex business disputes, primarily those involving disputes among corporate constituents and fiduciary wrongdoing, and has significant experience with claims for emergency injunctive relief and other extraordinary equitable remedies.


Mr. Tomczak has represented multinational companies and executives involved in sensitive matters in more than twenty foreign countries, including: Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. He has particular experience in representing and counseling software and other information technology companies. Mr. Tomczak also has advised clients in other industries, including among others the medical device, nuclear medicine, pharmaceutical, aviation, insurance, and oil and gas industries.


Mr. Tomczak serves as a member of the Steering Committee of Baker McKenzie's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group, and the Chair of its Chicago Office Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group.


Mr. Tomczak regularly publishes and presents on anticorruption, compliance, and corporate governance issues. Among others, in 2010, he, along with Robert W. Tarun, wrote the Introductory Essay for the 25th Anniversary White Collar Crime Survey—A Proposal for a United States Department of Justice Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Leniency Policy, 47 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 153 (Spring 2010). Mr. Tomczak also served as Co-Vice Chair of Task Force of the ABA Section of Business Law Corporate Governance Committee on Delineation of Governance Roles and Responsibilities, which published its Report, 65 BUS. LAW. 107 (2009).


Mr. Tomczak clerked for Vice Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School, and was awarded the Daniel H. Grady Prize for graduating first in his law school class. In addition, he received the Emmett E. Eagan Award for excellence in the study of corporate law, the Class of 1908 Scholarship Award for having the highest scholastic average in his second-year law school class, and the Maurice Weigle Scholarship Award for having the highest scholastic average in his first-year law school class. He also served as 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 and was named to the Bronze Tablet, which is the University's highest honor for graduating students.


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