June 23, 2014 (New York) – Global law firm Proskauer announced today that Peter Duffy Doyle has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as partner in New York. A highly regarded litigator and first-chair trial lawyer, Mr. Doyle has an extensive and successful record of litigating complex commercial, financial, securities and shareholder disputes at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts across the United States.

Mr. Doyle has represented global financial institutions and corporations in “bet-the-company” disputes, including major nationwide class actions, contractual and fiduciary disputes, and matters arising from public and private M&A transactions and corporate investments. He also has strong technical experience in a wide range of industries including health care, shipping, financial services, investment management, telecommunications and manufacturing, security, and defense. Mr. Doyle's clients have included Community Health, 3G Capital, ABB, American Industrial Partners, Gaylord Container, Health Management Associates, Morgan Stanley and United Airlines.

Proskauer Chairman Joseph M. Leccese said, “Peter is an exceptional litigator with an established reputation. His intellect and trial experience will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

“Peter brings an incredible depth and breadth of talent and experience to Proskauer’s robust litigation practice. His strong track record in successfully handling significant litigations and arbitrations will play an integral role as we continue to strategically expand our commercial litigation capabilities. We are delighted that he is joining us,” stated Brendan O’Rourke, co-chair of the Proskauer’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Doyle joins Proskauer from Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he was a litigation partner. Earlier in his career, he served as a clerk in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Denny Chin, who now serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Doyle is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

“With its market-leading litigation practice and industry strengths in private equity and healthcare, Proskauer offers an excellent platform to support my clients and my practice,” said Peter Doyle.

Described as a “litigation powerhouse” by Crain’s New York Business and a “premier litigation group populated by fantastic trial attorneys” byChambers USA, Proskauer’s Litigation practice comprises more than 200 lawyers who work across the firm’s 13 offices. Recognized for its innovation and excellence, the practice represents defendants and plaintiffs, multinationals, middle-market and small-cap businesses, financial institutions, partnerships and individuals. Clients turn to Proskauer for its formidable experience across a wide universe of commercial litigation areas and its high-quality appellate lawyers, who handle appeals and advise on trial issues.

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