Title: Lawyer, Special Counsel
Company: Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores LLC
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Peter Vaira, Lawyer and Special Counsel at Greenblatt Pierce, Funt & Flores LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in white-collar criminal defense.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Vaira attended Duquesne University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1959 and a JD in 1962. He was licensed to practice law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1963, the D.C. Bar in 1968 and the Illinois State Bar in 1984. In addition, he was admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Eastern District for Pennsylvania. Mr. Vaira began his career as an attorney for both the Chicago Strike Force and the Philadelphia Strike Force between 1968 and 1978, subsequently garnering experience for five years as a United States attorney in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 1983, he became a partner at Lord Bissel & Brook in Chicago, and transitioned to Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel in 1986.
From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Vaira held the position of a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll, spent a year as a partner at Vaira & Associates, and worked from 1993 to 2012 as a partner at Vaira & Riley. Since 2014, he has acted as special counsel to Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores. In addition to his primary pursuits, Mr. Vaira has found success through his written work, authoring “Corporate Responses to Grand Jury Investigations” in 2008, “Eastern District Practice Rules Annotated” in 2014 and contributing numerous articles to professional journals. Among myriad associations with professional organizations, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized with many awards and honors, including being presented with a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Legal Intelligence in 2016. As a further testament to his success, stature and experience, Mr. Vaira has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.
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