Peter Driscoll of Driscoll & Redlich Attorneys At Law

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  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
    • Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Providence College


Bar Admissions:

  • New York State
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Tax Court


Memberships, Boards and Committee Service:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Criminal Advocacy Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Taxation, Criminal Justice, and Litigation Sections
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    • Board of Directors
  • New York County Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors
    • Chairman, Committee on Criminal Law

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Peter J. Driscoll
Catherine L. Redlich
C.J. Masimore

Peter J. Driscoll

Peter Driscoll has practiced criminal law for over thirty years, both as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial organization in America, and has been selected for inclusion in both Best Lawyers in America and in New York Super Lawyers and the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. Mr. Driscoll received his law degree from the Notre Dame Law School, where he was an editor on the Law Review. He is also an honors graduate of Providence College. Following law school, Mr. Driscoll joined the New York County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney, later serving as Deputy Chief of the Frauds Bureau. Thereafter, Mr. Driscoll was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, and served as First Assistant and Director of the Hospital Division to the Special Prosecutor for Nursing Homes, Health and Social Services.

Mr. Driscoll left government service to join a leading white-collar criminal defense firm in Manhattan as partner. In 1994, he and Catherine Redlich founded Driscoll & Redlich. Over the years, Mr. Driscoll has developed a diverse criminal and regulatory practice, with special expertise in the areas of tax, health care, the construction industry, labor unions, and the representation of public officials. His clients have included corporate officers, labor officials, health care professionals, sports figures, attorneys, accountants, and government officials, as well as a variety of corporate clients. He has been involved in many of the high-profile cases of recent years, including investigations of Enron, Arthur Andersen, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Marsh Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase, and has achieved an impressive record of acquittals after trial. Most recently, Mr. Driscoll achieved an acquittal of an insurance company executive following a year-long trial in New York State Supreme Court.

In addition to the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Driscoll is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he has served on the Criminal Advocacy Committee, and of the American Bar Association, sections on Taxation, Criminal Justice, and Litigation. He has been elected to, and served on, the Boards of Directors of both the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and the New York County Lawyers Association, where he also was chairman of the Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure. Mr. Driscoll is regularly asked to speak on panels sponsored by both the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar. These have included, for example:

Author and Panelist: "Trial of a Tax Fraud Case," American Bar Association, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Panelist: "Ethical Problems Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer," American Bar Association, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Panelist: "Multiple Representation in Criminal Investigations," American Bar Association, Health Care Fraud Institute

Lecturer: "Criminal Tax Proceedings: What To Do If the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS Comes Knocking," National Conference of CPA Practitioners, Nassau/Suffolk Chapter

Author and Panelist: "A Primer on New York State Tax Prosecutions," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Panelist: "Representation Prior to a Criminal Tax Investigation: the Eggshell Audit and Voluntary Disclosure," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

Author and Panelist: "Techniques and Strategies in Investigating & Litigating Tax Prosecution Cases," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Center for Continuing Legal Education

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