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Fountain, Peter

Peter H. Fountain

Direct Tel: +1 212 849 7187
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Peter H. Fountain is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office. Peter represents companies and individuals in a variety of high stakes disputes, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and financial services litigation. 

Peter’s notable representations include:

  • Obtained complete dismissal with prejudice for Citadel Securities in multidistrict litigation alleging conspiracy with Robinhood to restrict trading in GameStop and other “meme stocks”
  • Obtained an unprecedented apology from the Internal Revenue Service for Kenneth C. Griffin in lawsuit arising from the IRS’s unlawful disclosure of Mr. Griffin’s confidential tax information to ProPublica
  • Obtained favorable settlement for Shawn Carter in dispute with Bacardi concerning the valuation of Mr. Carter’s 50% ownership of luxury cognac D’Usse
  • Obtained favorable settlement for Casa Mexico Tequila in dispute against its Founder and its President

Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Peter was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and a law clerk for the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and finalist in the school’s Harlan Fiske Stone moot court competition  



  • Columbia Law School
    (J.D., 2015)
    • James Kent Scholar
    • Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
      • Executive Editor
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition:
      • Finalist
  • State University of New York at Binghamton
    (B.A., Environmental Studies, summa cum laude, 2011)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The State Bar of New York
  • United States District Court:
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • Eleventh Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry:
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2019-2020
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    • Associate, 2015-2019