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April 19, 2021

Press Release

New York, April 19, 2021 – Peter J. Rooney, a seasoned M&A and private equity lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience, has joined Stroock’s national Corporate Group as a partner in the New York Office. Peter joins Stroock from Morrison & Foerster, where he was a partner.

Peter’s practice centers on representation of U.S. and multinational corporations, private equity firms and financial institutions in connection with leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and related financings.

“Pete is an incredible and dynamic addition to our firm,” said Jeff Keitelman, the firm’s co-managing partner. “In addition to his decades of experience representing clients in their critical business transactions, Pete brings an innate capacity for problem solving and strategic insight that will help clients across industries – plus he’s a terrific guy.”

Over the course of his career, Peter has represented international companies and investment funds, including sovereign wealth funds from over 20 countries, investing into the United States. In addition, Peter has also represented several financial services firms, including broker-dealers, securities exchanges, and trading venues with an emphasis on the convergence of technology and financial services.

“Stroock has a remarkable reputation for client service excellence and a collaborative culture, and I’m thrilled to be joining the firm,” said Rooney. “I’ve admired their presence in the mid-market private equity and mergers and acquisitions space for a long time and look forward to drawing on my own capabilities to further the firm’s success in the market.”

“I’ve known Pete for 25 years and can confidently attest to his skill set, excellent judgment and seamless alignment with our firm's culture,” said Brett Lawrence, a partner in the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Corporate Groups. “With his decades of experience, and international acumen, we’re confident that Pete will not only expand our practice but also play a key leadership role in mentoring our group’s developing talent.”

Stroock’s growing Corporate practice of nearly 20 lawyers is at home in the fast-moving, high stakes world of corporate deal-making, and goes beyond solving legal problems. The group is composed of trusted business advisors whom leading hedge funds, multinational corporations, fund managers and startups call on for customized solutions that meet their unique challenges – across a wide range of industries and transactions. Stroock’s Corporate team further supports the firm’s work in financial restructuring, commercial real estate and a broad range of complex matters in support of clients.

Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally.  With a rich history dating back 145 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. For more, visit