Peter J. Mougey is recognized as one of Florida’s top 100 trial lawyers, a Florida Super Lawyer in securities litigation, and is a past president of the national securities bar association PIABA (“Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association”). In addition, Mr. Mougey has also been rated AV Preeminent by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. He is a shareholder with Levin Papantonio and is head of the Securities and Business Litigation Department. Mr. Mougey concentrates his practice in the areas of complex litigation, financial services and securities litigation, and whistleblower or qui tam litigation, with a particular focus on representing governmental and sophisticated entities. Over the last five years, Mr. Mougey has represented approximately 50 state, municipal, and institutional entities in litigation and arbitration. In addition, he has represented more than a thousand individual fraud victims in state and federal court and arbitrations across the country.
Mr. Mougey frequently lectures on issues confronting the legal and business industry including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Broker-Dealer Regulation, Structured Finance, Discovery in Securities Arbitration, Quantitative Modeling to Demonstrate the Viability of Asset Allocation Models, and bringing actions on behalf of the government in qui tam litigation. He is an advocate for consumer and investor protection, presenting investors’ perspectives under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act to the SEC and acting as a member of FINRA’s Arbitrator Training Task Force. In addition, he is also qualified as a public arbitrator with FINRA.
Mr. Mougey is a past president and member of the Board of Directors of PIABA and has served as Chairman of PIABA’s NASAA Committee, PIABA’s Executive Committee and PIABA’s Improving Arbitration Task Force. Currently, Mr. Mougey serves on the PIABA Foundation charged with educating investors. Mr. Mougey is frequently quoted in the national press on securities matters, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, Barrons, Kiplinger, Business Week, and Investment News.
Mr. Mougey received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from Creighton University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Portland and graduated from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Mougey is also active with several charities and his local community. He served as President for the Association of Retarded Citizens (“ARC”) and as Chairman of several ARC committees. He was given the ARC President’s Award as Volunteer of the Year for 2006. He has also taught an economic business simulation class for an area high school on behalf of Junior Achievement, serves on the Board of Directors for his church, and was on the Cabinet for the United Way. In 2003, Mr. Mougey was selected to participate in Leadership Pensacola.