Prior to co-founding Peters Brovner, Mark Peters served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) from 2014 to 2018. While in this role, Mr. Peters supervised the 700-person law enforcement agency responsible for investigating corruption, waste, fraud and abuse by city agencies, city workers and private entities that do business with the city.
As DOI Commissioner, Mr. Peters worked closely with all of the City’s major prosecutors offices to bring cases that resulted in the arrest of non-profit executives who stole City funds, corporate entities that falsified government documents and government employees who accepted bribes. During Mr. Peters’ tenure at the agency, DOI exposed false reporting of lead paint testing at NYCHA; the failure of the NYPD to properly investigate sexual assault; and fraud against Metro Plus, the City Health and Hospital’s insurance program.
Upon departure from DOI, the New York Times Editorial Board wrote “the City has benefited from Mr. Peters’s tenure.” Mr. Peters now serves as CBS Channel 2’s Urban Affairs Expert.
Before his time as Commissioner of DOI, Mr. Peters was a partner at an international law firm, Edwards Wildman Palmer from 2010 to 2014. He was also tasked with reviewing and reforming the New York Liquidation Bureaus’ agency practices as the Special Deputy Superintendent in Charge from 2007 to 2009. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Peters worked in the New York State Attorney General’s Office as Chief of the Public Integrity Unit and Deputy Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau. He also worked as a Children’s Rights, Inc., Senior Staff Attorney from 1995 to 1999. While in that role, he conducted investigations of various foster care systems throughout the United States. Early in his career, Mr. Peters tried cases, argued appeals and managed litigation on behalf of various state agencies.
Mr. Peters graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude and received his B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University.