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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 Fountain is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office.  He represents companies and individuals in a variety of high stakes commercial disputes, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions litigation, business torts, and contract disputes.  Peter has extensive stand-up experience appearing in federal and state courts across the country, and before arbitration panels. 

Peter joined Quinn Emanuel in 2020 following a clerkship with the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York.  Peter 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