Peter Hardy is a Partner in the White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Practice Group of the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP, in Philadelphia, PA. Before entering private practice, Peter served for a combined 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, and previously as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section for the Department of Justice’s Tax Division in Washington, D.C.
Peter is the author of a legal treatise entitled Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation (Bloomberg BNA 2010), and edits Ballard Spahr's financial corruption blog, Money Laundering Watch. Peter is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is the leader of Ballard Spahr’s Anti-Money Laundering Team, and is a co-leader of the firm’s Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Team.
Peter graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and served as a law clerk for federal judges in the Eastern District of Michigan and the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.