Peter Montecuollo focuses his practice in commercial litigation, including intellectual property litigation, professional responsibility and lawyering matters, and securities litigation.
Peter has experience litigating patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trade secret misappropriation, defamation, and unfair competition claims. Peter also has experience litigating cases involving liability for internet communications, including defending website operators against claims based on statements made by third parties. In connection with his intellectual property and technology litigation practice, Peter has represented a wide variety of companies in a range of industries.
Peter’s professional responsibility and lawyering experience includes defending attorneys against legal malpractice claims, court-imposed sanctions, and disciplinary complaints. Other aspects of Peter’s professional responsibility experience include defending corporate directors and officers against a variety of claims, such as mismanagement of corporate assets, fraud, and corporate indemnification.
Peter’s experience includes litigating cases involving breach of contract, business torts, corporate governance, financial institution liability, fraud, misrepresentation, and tortious interference with business contracts.
Peter also regularly contributes to Snell & Wilmer’s IP litigation blog, SWIPLit.com.
- University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2014)
- Order of the Coif
- Note & Comment Editor, Kansas Law Review (2013-2014)
- University of Kansas (M.A., Philosophy, 2007-2008)
- Minnesota State University Moorhead (B.A., Philosophy, cum laude, 2004)
Professional Memberships and Activities
- American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- Intellectual Property Law Section
- Business Law Section
- State Bar of Arizona
- Intellectual Property Section
- Maricopa County Bar Association
Representative Presentations and Publications
- "Arizona Supreme Court Changes the Law Governing Contractual Attorneys' Fee-Shifting Provisions, with Immediate Implications for Arizona Businesses Both Inside and Outside the Courtroom," Co-Author (March 27, 2017)
- “Tohono O’odham Nation v. Douglas Ducey, et al. - The end of common interest agreements between government regulators and regulated entities?” Co-Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Presentation (October 18, 2016)
- “Legal Ethics in the In-House Setting,” Co-Presenter, Continuing Legal Education Presentation (June 29, 2016)
- "If the Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, How Will it Affect Trade Secrets in Arizona?" Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Publication (March 15, 2016)
- "Making the Best of an Imperfect World: An Argument in Favor of Judicial Discretion to Reduce § 1927 Sanction Awards," 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 223," Author (2013)
- Cancer Support Community Arizona, Board of Directors
- Snell & Wilmer Ethics Committee
- Snell & Wilmer Community Involvement Committee
- Snell & Wilmer Valley of the Sun United Way Campaign, Co-Chair (2014-Present)
- Arizona Town Hall, Recorder (107th and 109th Town Halls)
- Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Homeless Legal Assistance Project
- Snell & Wilmer Attorney Coordinator (2016-Present)
- Volunteer (2015-Present)
- Garfield Elementary School, various volunteer activities (2014-Present)
Other Professional Experience
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, Legal Intern for Hon. David J. Waxse (2012)
- Supreme Court of Arizona
- United States District Court, District of Arizona
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit