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Peter M. Fishbein

Peter M. Fishbein

Retired Partner

New York
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  • Harvard Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, 1958
  • Dartmouth College
    BA, magna cum laude, 1955, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Member, New York State Governor's Board of Public Disclosure (1975–1977)
  • Trustee, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York (1975–1981)
  • Member, Presidential Commission to Nominate Candidates for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1980)
  • Director, Citizens Budget Commission (1985-1992)
  • Member, Whitney Museum Legal and Ethics Committee (1994-2000)
  • Director, the Healthcare Chaplaincy (1994-2000)
  • Visiting Professor, Middlebury College (1996)
Peter M. Fishbein was Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review and a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award from Brandeis University and the Jurisprudence Award from the Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training (ORT).

Mr. Fishbein is presently a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation, a Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and the I Have A Dream Foundation.


  • Deputy Secretary General, International Peace Corps (1962–64)
  • Chief Counsel to the Committee on the Executive Branch of the New York State Constitutional Convention (1967)
  • Trustee of Goddard College (1967–1975)
  • Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University Law School (1970–1984)