The Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen, LLC

The Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen, LLC is a boutique law firm in Washington D.C. specializing in African investment projects, international civil service employment, federal employment, and World Bank sanctions and debarment.

The Law Offices’ members enjoy tackling complex cases, and they offer an extraordinary level of commitment to their clients. They provide specialist advice and assistance informed by deep experience in both the private and public sectors. In complex advisory matters, as well as in the heat of litigation, the Law Offices’ members always aim for the best way to meet their clients’ needs.

The Law Offices specializes in African investment law, and has briefed Congress, federal offices, the World Bank, and private organizations about African Investment. The Law Offices assists clients, including Diaspora members, in developing foreign direct investment (FDI) projects on the continent. The Law Offices also assists public-sector projects and in training, including in the area of public-private partnerships (PPPs).

The Law Offices has for many years represented staff members of international organizations in their employment disputes, with major successes including the first proven case of racial discrimination at the World Bank, reinstatement after misconduct (World Bank), and securing the largest individual award in the history of international civil-service law (valued over $1.58 million), plus combined full pension and full disability benefits, for a staff member mentally injured by the Haitian earthquake (IMF). The Law Offices’ members often settle matters through quiet interventions (such as mediation). The Law Offices offers discounted rates to Staff Association members.

The Law Offices represents employees of the U.S. Federal Government in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, adverse actions, alternative dispute resolution (including mediation and conciliation), whistleblower complaints, and administrative grievances. The Law Offices represents clients in litigation in the D.C. courts, and in disputes before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Offices of Inspector General (OIG), and Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The Law Offices likewise represents D.C. Government employees, local employees of foreign embassies and missions, and employees in the private and non-profit sectors in cases before the EEOC and D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR).

In the area of World Bank sanctions and debarment, the Law Offices assists clients worldwide who have experienced difficulty with World Bank procurement procedures. The Law Offices assists clients with complaints against competing bidders whom they suspect of misconduct. The Law Offices also serves as defense counsel when clients are accused of misconduct relating to World Bank procurement or to the conduct of World Bank investigations.

To discuss your situation in confidence, please contact Peter C. Hansen at or at (202) 349-3780.