Peter provides regulatory, transactional, and strategic product advisement to early-stage financial technology innovators. He primarily advises companies offering payment processing, payment method integration and aggregation, machine learning, digital currency, and blockchain technology products and services. Peter’s clients include multiple fintech “unicorns” and Y Combinator graduates. Collectively, his clients have raised more than one and a half billion dollars in venture capital funding. Prior to law school, Peter channeled his passion for technology into a career in product management for several startups in the enterprise software industry in Silicon Valley. Peter combines his technology experience with a deep understanding of state, federal and global financial services regulatory regimes across a broad spectrum – bank service provider compliance, money transmission, stored value, prepaid access, unclaimed property, consumer credit, fair lending, privacy and data security, payment processing, international remittances, payment network rules, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing, and consumer protection. He applies his knowledge to assist clients with product counseling, contract drafting and negotiations, terms of service, regulatory analysis, compliance policy development, corporate transactions, and “outside general counsel” assistance. Peter regularly negotiates complex agreements with start-up friendly banks and service providers.
Before joining Ketsal, Peter was founder and partner at Ouroboros LLP, a legal and consulting boutique in the fintech and blockchain space based in Washington, DC. Prior to Ouroboros, Peter advised some of the world’s largest financial institutions, prepaid, credit and debit card issuers and program managers, payment processors, money transmitters, consumer and commercial lenders, e-commerce platforms, digital wallet providers, customer loyalty platforms, and Fortune 100 technology companies at a Top 100 law firm, and at a prominent financial services boutique.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys building art projects for Burning Man, fixing up old boats with his partner Erica, and taking long walks with his chow-chow Oliver.
Bachelor of Science in French and Linguistics, Georgetown University
Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law School
District of Columbia