Peter Villar is an experienced trial attorney with a distinguished track record representing companies in complex business, intellectual property and securities litigation. He has successfully tried and defended dozens of high-stakes commercial disputes across the country including several of the largest cases in the Central District of California involving billions of dollars in alleged damages. Peter represents companies across a wide spectrum of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, energy, finance, technology, and real estate and has litigated claims of securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, racketeering, conspiracy, theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and all forms of contractual disputes. Peter has extensive experience defending companies, broker-dealers, accounting firms and financial institutions in lawsuits arising out of the purchase or sale of securities as well as investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, PCAOB, FINRA and other regulatory agencies.
Peter litigates cases in state and federal courts throughout the country and in arbitration. He also has successfully briefed and argued numerous cases in the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most recently, Peter prevailed in a unanimous published decision by the California Court of Appeal upholding the right to continue operation and development of the iconic oceanfront Belmont Park in San Diego.
Peter serves on the board of directors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Federal Bar Association and Constitutional Rights Foundation.