Peter Vogel

Of Counsel


Peter Vogel is of counsel, a litigation lawyer, and a member of Foley's Privacy, Security & Information Management, and Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practices. Peter combines his technical and business background with his legal knowledge to help companies with IT, cyber intrusion, internet litigation, dispute resolution, and contract negotiation matters. Peter has also been involved with the IT industry, internet, and electronic data for his entire career. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a mainframe programmer, systems analyst, and management consultant for companies acquiring IT and related services.

Peter has clients in industries ranging from health care, international manufacturing, state and local government, utilities, blockchain, and eCommerce that often seek his advice about practical business issues relating to IT and the internet. These matters often include cyber intrusions, colocation sites, cloud solutions, ERP implementation projects, website business management, outsourcing, software patents, copyrights, and trade secret protection. Due to being a seasoned IT professional with an accounting and marketing background, Peter also often advises clients about financial and marketing issues regarding IT and the internet. His experience is an Adjunct Professor in the Law of eCommerce keeps him current on the fast-moving evolution of cyber intrusions and the internet. He currently writes a legal column for and is often quoted in the media about internet issues and crises. Additionally, Peter's Internet, IT & e-Discovery blog is widely recognized for timely topics and thought-provoking ideas.

Peter guides clients through legal, technology, and business mazes of electronic evidence, cybersecurity and cyber insurance, intellectual property, contracts, government regulation, and litigation. He also assists many clients with Electronically Stored Information (ESI) issues and the related creation, development, and implementation of records retention policies.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recipient, Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award for Promoting Technology in the Law
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized, Top Lawyers in Dallas
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers
  • Recognized, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA


  • St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D.)
  • The American University, Computer Science (M.S.)
  • University of Texas, Austin (B.B.A.)

Admissions and Affiliations

  • Texas (1976)
  • Texas State Courts (1976)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas Fifth Court of Appeals (1978)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1980)
  • President, Dallas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, State Bar of Texas
  • Founding Chair, State Bar of Texas, Computer & Technology Section
  • Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Founding Board of Advisors, SMU Computer Law Review and Technology Journal
  • Co-founder, American College of e-Neutrals

Selected Recent Presentations

  • "Cyberinsurance and International Arbitration of Cyber Intrusions," 4th Annual Cyber Future Summit, Cyber Future Foundation, October 2019, Dallas, TX
  • eDiscovery & Data Management 101," Foley & Lardner LLP Training, October 2019, Milwaukee, WI, Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA
  • "eDiscovery & Data Management 101," Foley & Lardner LLP Training, September 2019, Dallas. TX and Madison, WI
  • PANEL: "Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Update," Technology Summit, Dallas Bar Association, September 2019, Dallas, TX
  • "Ethical Issues with the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, CLOUD Act, and Cyber," North Texas Paralegal Association, September 2019, Dallas, TX
  • "eDiscovery & Data Management 101," Foley & Lardner LLP Training, September 2019, Dallas, TX
  • PANEL: "Cyber Security, and Privacy," Q3 Spotlight Breakfast, Pearson Partners International, September 2019, Dallas, TX
  • "Legal Collaboration Tips for IT Leaders," CIO Breakfast, Concentra & BravoTECH, August 2019, Dallas, TX
  • THOUGHT LEADER: "Technology Trends," AbacusMaximus Legal Technology Conference, AbacusNext, June 2019, Las Vegas, NV
  • PANEL: "A Panel Discussion With SIM Authors," SIM ConnectLive Society for Information Management, May 2019, Orlando, FL
  • PANEL: "Cybercrime, Cryptocurrency, and ICOs," Handling Your Next (or First) White Collar Crime, State Bar of Texas, April 2019, Austin, TX
  • PANEL: "Enabling Innovation in the Secure Enterprise," 2019 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit, HMG Strategy, April 2019, Dallas, TX
  • "Ethical Issues With Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, CLOUD Act, and Cyber," Business Litigation Section, Dallas Bar Association, March 2019, Dallas, TX
  • PANEL: "eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World," Arbitration and Mediation in a Changing World, American Arbitration Association, March 2019, Nashville, TN
  • "Artificial Intelligence & Privacy in eDiscovery," Foley & Lardner LLP Trial Associate Training, February 2019, Chicago, IL
  • "Helping Clients with Privacy in the Cloud and Related Ethical Responsibilities of Lawyers," North Dallas Clinic, Dallas Bar Association, February 2019, Dallas, TX
  • "Legal, Ethical & Privacy Risks to Lawyers Who Have Their Data in the Cloud," Tort & Insurance Section, Dallas Bar Association, February 2019, Irving, TX
  • "How Special Masters can Help in eDiscovery and Complex Technology Litigation," Solo & Small Firm Section, Dallas Bar Association, January 2019, Dallas, TX
  • "Appointment of Special Masters to Help in Complex Litigation," State Bar of Texas, January 2019, Webcast
  • PANEL: "Where, Oh Where Has your Data Gone," SIM-DFW and FEI Technology Breakfast, December 2018, Dallas, TX
  • "eDiscovery 2.0: Managing the Process," AAA & American College of eNeutrals, December 2018, New Orleans, LA
  • "Legal Ethics About Cryptocurrencies," 37th Annual Jay Westbrook Bankruptcy Bar Conference, UTCLE, November 2018, Austin, TX
  • PANEL: "Arbitrating the domestic or international tech or patent case - prehearing phase," SVAMC & WIPO Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR, November 208, Palo Alto, CA
  • PANEL: "Integrating Cybersecurity into Day-to-Day Operations," Foley National Directors Institute
  • "eDiscovery 2.0: Managing the Process," AAA & American College of eNeutrals, October 2018, New York, NY
  • "Artificial Intelligence & Privacy in eDiscovery," Foley & Lardner LLP Trial Associate Training, September 2018, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Artificial Intelligence in eDiscovery," Foley & Lardner LLP Trial Associate Training, August 2018, Fort Worth, TX
  • "Legal Ethics in Blockchain (Think Technology that Powers Cryptocurrencies)," 40th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Conference, State Bar of Texas, July 2018, San Antonio, TX
  • "What you need to know about Bitcoin," Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Conference, Northern District of Texas, June 2018, Dallas, TX