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Peter T. Barbur

Partner, Litigation

Peter T. Barbur is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. He handles a wide variety of securities, antitrust and intellectual property litigation, as well as internal corporate investigations, antitrust‑related government investigations, international arbitrations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

Mr. Barbur represents IBM in a number of FCPA matters including a DOJ investigation relating to IBM’s operations in Poland, Argentina, Bangladesh and Ukraine and an SEC investigation relating to IBM’s operations in China and Korea.

He has represented Time Warner in a number of matters, including in connection with the government investigations and private securities litigation concerning financial reporting and disclosure issues arising out of Time Warner’s merger with America Online in 2000.

Mr. Barbur also represented a special committee appointed by the Eli Lilly Board of Directors to respond to shareholder derivative demands and lawsuits relating to the marketing of Zyprexa.

He currently represents American Express in antitrust litigation in New York federal courts, including a civil action brought by the Department of Justice.

From 2013 through 2015, Mr. Barbur was named a “National Star” in antitrust litigation and a “Local Litigation Star” in the New York area by Benchmark Litigation. He was also recognized as a leader in antitrust litigation by the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Barbur has been recognized for his antitrust and patent work by The Legal 500 United States and was selected by Lawdragon from 2012 through 2014 as one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Barbur recently served as the Chairman of the Civil Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Barbur received his B.A. magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1983, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1987, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, a Root‑Tilden Scholar, and elected to the Order of the Coif. Following his graduation, Mr. Barbur served as a law clerk to Hon. Hugh H. Bownes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He joined Cravath as a litigation associate in 1988 and became a partner in 1994.

Mr. Barbur may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1058 or by email at

+1 (212) 474-1058
+1 (212) 474-3700