Peter Laurinaitis is a Partner in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group at PJT Partners, based in New York. Previously, Mr. Laurinaitis worked for 13 years at Blackstone in the Restructuring & Reorganization Group, serving as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. Laurinaitis has been involved in the restructuring of over $20 billion in liabilities across a broad range of industries including energy, retail, forest products, manufacturing, telecom/media, financial institutions and governmental entities. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Laurinaitis was a Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP in its Corporate Restructuring Group. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, inactive), Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). He received a BS in Accounting from the University of Central Florida, an MSA in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.