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Peter Schwartz

Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel

Peter leads our Risk Management Division, which includes the legal, compliance, and internal audit functions, as well as the policy and compliance aspects of test security, information security, and accessibility for students with disabilities. As general counsel, his principal areas of focus include strategic partnerships, intellectual property management, commercial transactions, corporate compliance, dispute resolution, and regulatory matters. As chief risk officer, Peter works to manage the College Board’s risk in a way that allows it to vigorously pursue its mission and strategic objectives, with a special focus on ensuring the integrity and security of the College Board’s tests and data and the accessibility of the College Board’s products and programs.

Peter's legal background includes both law firm and in-house positions, and he has worked in the education and real estate industries in both legal and operational capacities. Prior to joining the College Board, Peter was senior vice president of Business Services at Antheus Capital, where he oversaw the legal and human resources functions as well as field operations. He has also served as vice president and general counsel at Kaplan Test Prep, vice president and special counsel to the chairman at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, and as an attorney at the Boston law firms of Ropes & Gray and Palmer & Dodge. Peter earned his bachelor’s degree at Brown University and his J.D. at Columbia Law School, after which he clerked for Judge Tauro on the United States District Court in Boston. Peter and his wife have three children and one dog.