It is with great sadness that the partners, counsel, associates and staff of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP mourn the untimely passing of our partner, colleague and friend, Peter E. Haller.
Peter was a partner in the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Department and leader for the ERISA fiduciary practice. Based in our New York office, Peter joined the firm as an associate in 2000 and was promoted to special counsel in 2006. He left the firm in 2007 to serve as a director and counsel for Credit Suisse, where he was the global head of the ERISA and Executive Compensation practices, and head of the U.S. Bank Regulatory practice, before returning to Willkie as a partner in 2015. Widely recognized as a leader in his area of practice, Peter was a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, in acknowledgment of his substantial contributions to the field for at least 20 years.
Peter was an incredible lawyer, but was even a better person and friend. He exemplified the very best of Willkie and we will miss him dearly. We will remember Peter for his kindness and generous spirit. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with his wife and their children as well as all of his dear family and friends at this very sad time.