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Peter represents and counsels management on a wide array of employment law-related issues, including workplace safety and health, wage and hour laws, prevailing wage issues, covenants not to compete, discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, class actions, hiring, discipline, promotion and dismissal decision-making, workplace privacy, and statutory compliance. He provides employers with strategic advice to help meet their objectives while reducing potential litigation risks.

Peter handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal administrative agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Department of Labor. 


  • Chick Evans Scholar
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Membership and Diversity Committee Chair, American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the SciTech Lawyer, a publication of the Section of Science and Technology Law
  • Author of the "Illinois Human Resources Manual," which is published annually by the American Chamber of Commerce Resources
  • Contributing author to "The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy and Practical Strategies," published by the American Bar Association Section of Science and technology Law
  • Contributing author to the 2020 Edition of "Conducting the Employment Practices Audit," published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 
  • Best Lawyers in America 2024, Employment Law - Management



Below are representative samples of the types of matters Pete handles on behalf of Laner Muchin clients:

Defending employers from claims asserted by state and federal agencies including the EEOC, OSHA, and USDOL.

Defending employers in breach of executive employment contract cases.

Defending employers in class action wage and hour matters as well as representing employers undergoing regulatory audits regarding their wage and hour practices.

Defending employers in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Counseling and advising on prevailing wage issues, and defending employers in prevailing wage claim disputes.

Providing training to executives and managers on a range of employment-related topics including workplace safety, leave and disability, discrimination and harassment, social media, hiring, background checks, effective documentation/discipline practices and a variety of other employment-related topics.


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Georgetown University Law Center J.D., 1997

Northwestern University, B.A., Economics and German Studies, 1992


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
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