John F.X. Peloso, Esq.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
101 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10178
John F.X. Peloso is senior counsel 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.
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 is presently on the panel of arbitrators for the NYSE and NASD, and is a Distinguished Neutral of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Peloso frequently writes and lectures on securities litigation issues and currently is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. For several years, he has authored a column for the New York Law Journal, presently titled "Securities Litigation and Enforcement."
EducationFordham College A.B. 1956
Fordham Law School LL.B. 1960