People’s lives are made of stories. These stories, these narratives, drive the reasons for litigation, for conflict, and for the need for an experienced litigator and mediator. It is the importance of having your story told, and told in a way that it will be heard, that Denise Ereka Peterson provides to her clients both in mediation and litigation.
Mediation not only resolves litigation but can avoid it entirely. Denise is a dedicated mediator who provides a safe space as a neutral referee for parties in conflict to work out the solutions that are best for them and their needs.
With Denise’s litigation experience, she is able to help parties separate the personal from the positional with both legal and factual issues to create a foundation for the parties to evaluate their cases and build joint resolutions.
At Morgan Lewis, Denise E. Peterson concentrated on real estate and banking litigation, and counseling consumer lending industry clients on mortgage and consumer credit issues. She also counseled clients on government regulation of mortgage servicing, and issues involving the Service Member’s Civil Relief Act. Denise advised a national banking association on compliance with regulations of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Denise’s pro bono practice includes representing a victim in a human trafficking case. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Denise worked in the Family Criminal Law Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, obtaining protective orders for victims of family violence.
Before entering law school, Denise worked as an information technology consultant, with clients including a major computer manufacturer, a mortgage lending agency, and a governmental mortgage agency.