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Peter Schmidt's practice centers on international dispute resolution, including representing parties in investor-State and international commercial arbitration proceedings, including those conducted under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICDR, and ICC rules. Peter has further experience representing clients in complex domestic civil litigation. He also advises clients on a range of international legal issues, including international trade, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and cross-border litigation.

Peter graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to rejoining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Judges Christopher Droney and William Nardini of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


  • Minority hedge fund partner in complex dispute with majority partners in ICDR arbitration.
  • American technology company in an ICC arbitration with a Korean commercial partner and distributor.
  • The Republic of Costa Rica in ICSID arbitration concerning mining rights.
  • The Kingdom of Thailand in an ongoing UNCITRAL Rules arbitration relating to the mining sector.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2018, cum laude
  • A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2012, with honors


  • District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, The Honorable William J. Nardini
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, The Honorable Christopher F. Droney
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, The Honorable Richard J. Leon


  • Spanish