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Peter Massumi

Peter Massumi

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Peter Massumi teaches Corporate Finance at USC Gould School of Law and is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and general corporate counseling of public and private companies. Massumi primarily represents buyers, sellers and private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a variety of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, public offerings, recapitulations, restructurings, and executive compensation matters.

Massumi received his BS in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his JD from Harvard Law School.


June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”


Emily Ryo
April, 2017

“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.

Abby K. Wood
April, 2017

“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.