Peter S. Vogel

Of Counsel, Foley Gardere, Foley & Lardner LLP

Peter is renowned as both a trial and transactional lawyer who deeply understands technology, science and intellectual property, and the opportunities and problems they pose for clients. Governments and administrative agencies, as well as major corporations and emerging businesses, rely on Peter to get right to the heart of an information technology or e-discovery dispute; he knows what to expect and how it will play out in the courtroom. This eliminates unproductive rabbit trails and reduces the cost of litigation for all parties. When negotiating agreements for IT implementation projects for ERP or development projects for healthcare and other companies, his knowledge of technology enables his clients and their vendors to reach consensus faster.

CEOs and other C-suite executives consult with Peter on the confluence of technology, business and law. He advises on cyber-security and identity protection, international privacy laws and global technology disputes, combining complex enterprise systems after a merger or acquisition, and counsels with clients when they are upgrading IT platforms. In every instance, his technical experience, background, and understanding of relationship dynamics streamline the pathway to the right answer and best approach or solution.

Peter is often appointed a Special Master representing the court in IT and eDiscovery disputes. In addition, a court-ordered mediator in eDiscovery and ESI, internet, e-commerce, intellectual property and IT litigation, and has represented numerous states, counties and municipal governments inside Texas and throughout the U.S.

For more than 30 years, Peter has heard dozens of arbitration disputes around the United States for the American Arbitration Association.

Practice Areas

  • Cyber Security & Insurance
  • Social Media
  • Law of eCommerce
  • Information Technology
  • eDiscovery
  • Negotiating ERP Systems Implementation Projects
  • Software Licensing
  • eCommerce Website Negotiating
  • Litigating Failed ERP Implementations
  • Software Patent Litigation
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Negotiating/litigating IT Agreements for State/Local Governments
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Professional Associations

  • Co-Founder, American College of eNeutrals
  • Panel of eDiscovery Special Masters, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, US District Court
  • Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Founding Chair, Texas Supreme Judicial Committee on Information Technology
  • Founding Chair of the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas
    • recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • former President
  • Society of Information Management – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter (LinkedIn Group Manager)


  • JD, St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, School of Law (1976)
  • MS (Computer Science), The American University (1972)
  • BBA (Marketing and Accounting), University of Texas at Austin (1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • US Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals
  • US District Court of Texas, Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern Districts