Peter M. Labonski

  • Partner
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1323


Peter M. Labonski is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Labonski is the global Chair of the firm's Strategic Client Committee. He is the former local Corporate Department Chair and served as the Administrative Partner for the firm’s New York office from 2001 to 2010. Mr. Labonski’s practice focuses primarily on corporate finance and general securities and corporate matters, both in the US and globally. 

Mr. Labonski has substantial experience representing issuers and investment banks in public and private debt and equity offerings and lending transactions of all kinds in a broad range of industries, including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, media and telecommunications, technology, and retail. He has also represented investment banks, companies, and investors in all manner of other engagements, including tender offer and consent solicitations, restructurings, bridge lending and loan commitments, the purchase and sale of restricted securities, Regulation S offerings, and other financial transactions.

In recent years, he has represented Credit Suisse, UBS Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc., Deutsche Bank, Singapore Technologies Telemedia, JP Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co., Bank of America Securities LLC, CitiGroup Global Markets, Macquarie Capital (USA), GoldenTree Asset Management, GSO Capital Partners, Ares Management LLC, Integra Life Science, and ViaSat Inc.

Mr. Labonski serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Alliance for New York and on the Finance Committee for the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Labonski served on both the Association of the Bar of City of New York’s Corporation’s Committee and the Committee on Securities Regulation. He also studied Japanese.

Thought Leadership

  • The Latham US IPO Guide -  July 11, 2016
  • Selecting a Securities Exchange: NYSE, NASDAQ, and Key European Exchange Listing Requirements for Equities -  May 18, 2007
Mr. Labonski is recommended for Capital Markets Debt Offerings.The Legal 500 2014
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1993
  • BA, University of Maryland, 1990
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Capital Markets