John F.X. Peloso, Esq.
Adjunct Professor of Law

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
101 Park Avenue
New York,  New York  10178

John F.X. Peloso is Consultant to the firm resident in the New York office.  An experienced trial lawyer, his practice has focused on all aspects of securities litigation, including class actions, broker-dealer matters, and enforcement and disciplinary proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange and other self-regulatory organizations.

Mr. Peloso has held a number of government positions.  In 1960, following graduation from Fordham Law School, where he was managing editor of the Fordham Law Review, Mr. Peloso served as law clerk to the Honorable John F.X. McGohey in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  From 1961 to 1965, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and, from 1970 to 1975, he was Chief Trial Counsel for the New York Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

From 1987 to 2000, Mr. Peloso was a partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, serving as Chairman of the Firm Litigation Section and Managing Partner of the New York office.
Active in professional organizations, Mr. Peloso has held several leadership positions in the Business Law and the Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association.  In the Business Law Section, he has been chair of the Subcommittee on Securities Litigation; in the Litigation Section, he has been a member of the Council, co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Trial Evidence Committees and co-chair of the Task Force on the Independent Lawyer.  He has served FINRA as a member of the National Adjudiciary Council and presently serves on FINRA’s Statutory Disqualification Committee.  He is also a member of the Character and Fitness Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department.

Mr. Peloso frequently lectured on securities litigation issues and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.  For several years, he authored a column for the New York Law Journal, titled “Securities Litigation and Enforcement.”


      Fordham College A.B. 1956

      Fordham Law School LL.B. 1960