Peter Breslauer
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7271
F: 215-731-3733


Peter Breslauer focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of class action, antitrust, products liability and intellectual property cases. Peter has extensive experience in the defense of nationwide class action litigation. Many of these cases involve the performance of computer operating systems, hardware, application and development software and online services brought against Microsoft Corporation or its subsidiaries.

Peter represented defendants in five class actions in federal court in which the plaintiffs alleged the defendants issued credit and debit card receipts containing information prohibited by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, 15 U.S.C. §1681c(g). Peter has also defended class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227, and has substantial experience in asserting claims under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030. In the latter cases, prompt relief was obtained, respectively, on claims of misuse of a client’s Internet domain name, and misappropriation of trade secrets by a departing employee of a client. In the area of “Internet jurisdiction,” Peter represented the defendants in Blackburn v. Walker Oriental Rug Galleries, Inc., 999 F. Supp. 636 (E.D. Pa. 1998), the first copyright case setting out the requirements for obtaining jurisdiction based on a party’s publication of an Internet website.

Peter’s practice also involves intellectual property protection, where he has counseled clients on copyright and trademark issues and the drafting of nondisclosure agreements. He also has experience in two major asbestos bankruptcy cases in which the firm has acted as counsel to committees of asbestos personal injury claimants.

He also serves as an editor of the firm’s Ahead of the Class blog, which focuses on issues related to class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends and strategies associated with class action law.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Class Actions in Europe: 2015 Update and the Road Ahead,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation Roundtable, February 2016
  • Moderator, “TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2015,” Montgomery McCracken webinar, February 2015
  • Speaker, “How to Avoid Class Action Suits and What to Do If You Can’t,” Montgomery McCracken CLE program, April 2005
  • Presented on e-discovery at an American Bar Association Antitrust Section CLE Program
  • Presented on Class Action Fairness Act for Law Seminars International

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America

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Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Bar Association
    – Litigation Section
  • Class Action & Derivative Suits Subcommittee, vice-chair
    – Antitrust Section
  • Technology Resources Committee Pennsylvania Bar Association, former vice-chair
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    – Technology Committee, chair

Academic Achievements

Peter received his J.D. from Cornell University Law School, where he was articles editor of the Cornell Law Review. He also received a Ph.D. in Music Theory from Yale University, and B.A. and M.A. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.