Peter Scheyer Privacy and Cybersecurity Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Peter Scheyer focuses his practice on privacy and cybersecurity matters. As part of his work, Peter has investigated data breaches involving sensitive internal and external matters and coordinated the activities of forensic specialists.

While he was earning his legal degree, Peter completed a legal externship at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), where he analyzed the Illinois State Agency cybersecurity and presented detailed recommendations to ICJIA senior stakeholders. He was also a judicial extern at the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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  • District of Columbia Courts, Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
  • Foresight Institute, Fellow in Cybersecurity and Corporate AI, 2018­–2019


  • Constitutional Convention Society, founding secretary, 2021–2022
  • Team Rubicon Disaster Relief, Disaster Technologist/Palantir specialist, 2019–2021


Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2022
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MBA, 2016
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BBA, 2009

District of Columbia