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Peter Catalanotti Joins Wilson Elser’s San Francisco Office as Partner

San Francisco, Calif. (August 1, 2019) – National law firm Wilson Elser announced today that Peter Catalanotti has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner.

Catalanotti brings to Wilson Elser a robust practice focused principally on professional liability insurance defense. He represents a broad range of individuals and organizations on related professional liability matters, including real estate brokers, lawyers, appraisers, accountants, engineers, architects and insurance brokers. Catalanotti also practices employment law with an emphasis on discrimination, wage-and-hour claims, and class action lawsuits.

“Peter enjoys a reputation as an accomplished litigator in court and in arbitration,” said Nick Martin, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser’s San Francisco office. “He will add significantly to our professional liability defense capabilities in the Bay Area and throughout California.”

For more than five years, Catalanotti has acted as a volunteer in Department 302 of the San Francisco Superior Court. He is the co-chair of the BASF LGBT Equality Committee and previously sat on the board of the National LGBT Bar Association. Catalanotti is a licensed real estate broker. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, he was a partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  

Catalanotti holds a B.A. degree from Fairfield University (1999) and earned his J.D. degree at the Temple University School of Law (2003).

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Wilson Elser ( helps individuals and organizations transcend challenges and realize goals by offering an optimal balance of legal excellence and bottom-line value. More than 800 attorneys strong, Wilson Elser serves clients of all sizes, across multiple industries and around the world. Wilson Elser has 38 strategically located offices in the United States and another in London. It is a founding member of Legalign Global, a close alliance of four of the world’s leading insurance law firms, created to assist companies doing business internationally. This depth and scale has made Wilson Elser one of the nation’s most influential law firms, ranked in the AmLaw 200 and 56th in The National Law Journal’s NLJ 500.

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