Peter Mougey | Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney | Levin Papantonio

Attorney Profile

Attorney Peter Mougey

Peter Mougey

Levin Papantonio

316 South Baylen St.

Pensacola, FL 32502

pmougeyatlevinlaw.com

 

Peter J. Mougey is recognized as one of Florida’s top 100 trial lawyers, a Florida Super Lawyer in securities litigation, Florida Trends Legal Elite, and the former President of the national securities bar association Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). In addition, Mr. Mougey has been rated AV Preeminent by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a shareholder with Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor and is head of the Securities & Business Litigation Department.

Mr. Mougey frequently lectures at securities and continuing legal education programs on issues confronting the securities industry including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Broker-Dealer Regulation, Structured Finance, Discovery in Securities Arbitration, and Quantitative Modeling to Demonstrate the Viability of Asset Allocation Models. He was a member of FINRA’s Arbitrator Training Task Force and presented investors’ perspectives under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act to the SEC. In addition, he is qualified as a public arbitrator with FINRA.

Mr. Mougey is a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and currently co-chairs the Arbitration Committee of PIABA, an international organization of attorneys dedicated to the advancement of investors' rights in the securities industry, and has served as chairman of PIABA’s NASAA Committee and Improving Arbitration Task Force. Mr. Mougey is frequently quoted on securities matters in national press outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, Barrons, Kiplinger, Business Week, and Investment News.

Year Joined Law Firm

  • 2008

Present Position with Law Firm

  • Shareholder

Areas of Practice

  • Securities
  • Class Action
  • Qui Tam
  • Business Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Florida

Certifications/Specialties

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP), 2002

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University; Birmingham, Alabama; 1999 J.D.
  • University of Portland, 1995 M.B.A.
  • Creighton University, 1991, B.A. Finance

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Meeting Session, “Discovery and Motion Practice,” October 2003
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Meeting Session, “Hot Topics in Margin Cases,” October 2004
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Meeting Session, “Standard Deviation, Value at Risk, and Monte Carlo; Simulations in Arbitrations,” September 2005
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Meeting Session, “Countering Defense Strategies: Overcoming Red-Herring Defenses,” October 2007
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “Bond Insurance: The Municipality Rip Off,” March 2009
  • Injury Board Trial Bar Conference CLE, “The Subprime Meltdown: Greed at the Expense of Mainstreet,” June 2009.
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Webinar, “Case Oversight,” August 2009
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “Bond Insurance Update,” October 2009
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Meeting Session, “Financial Preferreds- Freddie, Fannie, and Others,” October 2009
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Meeting Session, “ NASAA Roundtable,” October 2010
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “Your Local Municipalities Fleeced from Issuance of Auction Rate Securities,” April 2011
  • Gulf Coast Financial Planning Association, May 2011
  • NYC Bar CLE, “Prospectus Defense,” June 2011
  • Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration 2011 Program, “Assessing the Case: Arbitrate, Mediate, or Negotiate?” August 2011
  • Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Arbitration 2011 Program, “The Future of FINRA Dispute Resolution: Contraction or Growth?” August 2011
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “ERISA Litigation,” October 2011
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Webinar, “The iPad for Lawyers,” July 2012
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “A Decade of Securities Mass Torts: What We Have Learned,” October 2012
  • National Association of Trial Lawyers, “Qui Tam Litigation Update= Record Amount Recovered From Whistleblower Claims in 2012: Identifying Claims, Placing Your Cases, and Protecting Your Clients,” January 2013
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud: Billions Remain Uncollected,” April 2013
  • ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, “Bet the Company Litigation,” August 2013
  • Securities Law Seminar Session, “A Comparative Discussion of Pre-Hearing Legal Issues, Strategies, and Preparation Before the Hearing: Exploring Critical Differences Among New York, California, and Texas- Evaluating the Case and Cross- Jurisdictional Considerations,” October 2013
  • Securities Law Seminar Session, A Comparative Discussion of Broker Defenses: Exploring the Critical Differences Among New York, Florida, California, and Texas,” October 2013
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Annual Meeting Session, Quantitative Analysis,” October 2013
  • NASAA Corporation Finance Training, “Alternative Investment Products/Due Diligence,” November 2013
  • Florida Justice Association Orlando- Workhorse Seminar, “Securities Claims in Your Community,” February 2014
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “Expand Your Practice in 2014 with Business Torts,” April 2014
  • Mass Torts Made Perfect, “Expand Your Practice in 2014 with Business Torts,” October 2014
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Annual Meeting Session, “The UBS Bond Fund Debacle: How to Tackle a Bond Fund Case,” October 2014
  • North American Securities Administrators Association, “Discussion/Debate: What is the Proper Role of Alternative Products in Portfolios of Small Investors,” November 2014
  • North American Securities Administration Association, “Alternative Products/Due Diligence,” November 2014

Honors and Awards

  • President’s Award recognizing volunteer efforts, 2007
  • Leadership Pensacola, 2003- present
  • Junior Achievement, economics instructor, 2006-present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar member, Trial Lawyers section
  • Alabama Bar member, Trial Lawyers section
  • Escambia- Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
    President, 2013
    Board of Directors, 2006-present
    Annual Meeting Committee, 2003- present
    Arbitrator Recruitment Committee, 2005-present
    Discovery Abuse Committee, 2004- present
    Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 2002-2004
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Securities Division
  • Inns of Court, 1999-2002, 2006-2007
  • Association of Retarded Citizens
    President, 2011-2012
    Board of Directors, 2004-present
    Vice President, 2008-present
    Personnel Committee, 2008-present
    Executive Committee, 2006-present
    Business Advisory Committee, 2006-2013
  • Junior Achievement, Economics Instructor, 2006-present
  • St. Anne Church, Adult Fair Formation, Co-Chair, 2003-2007
  • St Anne Church, Board of Directors, 2007-present

Representative Cases

Mr. Mougey concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services and securities litigation, whistleblower or qui tam litigation, as well as complex business litigation. Over the last five years, Mr. Mougey has represented approximately 50 state, municipal, and institutional investors in financial services litigation and arbitration. In addition, he has represented more than one thousand securities fraud victims in state and federal court and securities arbitrations across the country.

Prior Employment

  • Beggs & Lane; Pensacola, Florida