Peter D. Hardy


    Mr. Hardy is a partner in the White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations and Tax groups of the law firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP. A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Hardy served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, and for five years as a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice, Tax Division in Washington, D.C.

    Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Hardy served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge George E. Woods, and for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy, in Detroit, Michigan.  He is the author of a legal treatise entitled Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation (Bloomberg BNA 2010), a comprehensive analysis of the legal, strategic and pragmatic issues that can arise during every stage of such cases. Mr. Hardy frequently speaks, writes and comments in the media on issues involving tax fraud and other kinds of financial fraud.



  • B.A. 1991 University of Michigan
  • J.D. 1994 University of Michigan Law School

Courses and Seminars

  • Tax Prosecutions and Civil Penalties

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