Peter Breslauer

Partner

Peter Breslauer is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. Peter 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 have involved federal and state-law antitrust claims for price-fixing or monopolization performance of computer operating systems, hardware application, and development software and online services brought against several major technology companies including Microsoft Corporation.

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.

Peter’s practice also involves antitrust, intellectual property, and international trade counseling where he has advised clients on antitrust issues in software and hardware terms of service, minimum advertised pricing, copyright and trademark issues, the scope and enforceability of nondisclosure agreements, and International Trade Commission proceedings raising claims for antidumping and countervailing duties. 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.

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Class Action

Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Practice is a core strength of the firm. We have extensive experience representing defendants in class actions throughout the United States. Our clients range from consumer […]

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Business Litigation

Montgomery McCracken’s Business Litigation Practice represents corporations and unincorporated business entities, their officers, directors, partners and managers, their financial advisors, and their shareholders and creditors in a wide array of […]

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Appellate

Montgomery McCracken’s Appellate Practice includes attorneys who have won appeals that they argued or briefed in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeal for […]

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Antitrust

Montgomery McCracken’s Antitrust Practice encompasses the full breadth of issues that arise in criminal and civil antitrust litigation, with special talents in multidistrict and class action litigation. We have played […]

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Litigation

Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department offers a deep bench of skilled and experienced litigators whose practice areas encompass a broad array of industries and substantive legal disciplines.  Our clients include individuals, […]

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Intellectual Property

Covering all major areas of Intellectual Property law with the focus of a boutique and the backing of a large firm. We partner with clients ranging in size from large […]

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Business

Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department works proactively and collaboratively with our clients to advise on the full array of corporate and business issues, ranging from finance and regulatory matters to mergers […]

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International Business

Montgomery McCracken represents and counsels both domestic and foreign clients in matters around the world. In particular, Montgomery McCracken has significant experience in representing or counseling foreign concerns with regard […]

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Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Confidential business and consumer information is one of the most valuable assets to any organization. Keeping it confidential while complying with privacy laws and regulations is more important than ever. Liability […]

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Technology

Montgomery McCracken’s Technology Industry Group provides counsel on the legal issues that continue to evolve as the power, versatility and complexity of technology grows. Our attorneys continuously keep pace with […]

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Credentials

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
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Who’s Who in America

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Professional Activities
  • 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
Education

Law School

  • Cornell Law School

Graduate School

  • Yale University|State University of New York at Buffalo

Undergraduate School

  • State University of New York at Buffalo