R. Peter  Fontaine

R. Peter Fontaine

Peter Fontaine is founder and managing partner of NewGate Law. NewGate provides legal and risk management services exclusively to the accounting industry. Peter has served as chief legal counsel for accounting firms for nearly two decades. Before launching NewGate, he was general counsel at RSM US (formerly McGladrey). He was also a partner and assistant general counsel at Arthur Andersen, where he managed the legal support for its global assurance and business consulting practices. Peter has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnership and employee agreements, professional standards, regulatory matters, international firm networks and operations, litigation and risk management, and marketing and branding. He is a member of the AICPA and a board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.