Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Peter was senior vice president at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, where he led the investment management funds risk, operations and governance group. In that position, he oversaw operations, governance and regulatory risk issues regarding Brown Brothers Harriman’s registered and unregistered proprietary funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, UCITS, mutual funds and real estate funds, among others. He also coordinated the development and structuring of all new fund products, including creating three platforms for launching direct investment funds, fund of hedge funds and fund of private equity funds, and launching mutual funds, UCITS funds, a private equity fund, a fixed income hedge fund and a long-only global hedge fund.
Peter has also served as chief operating officer and chief compliance officer for a Connecticut based, Barron’s rated “Top 75 Hedge Fund.” He was senior vice president and associate general counsel for U.S. Trust Company where he headed up the Funds Legal team, served as the chief legal officer for the U.S. Trust Excelsior Funds mutual fund complex, closed-end funds, and business development companies and was responsible for all private investment funds (formation and on-going legal oversight). He was awarded U.S. Trust’s Pinnacle Award (which was awarded to the top 1% producers) in recognition of his contribution in helping U.S. Trust grow its fund business. He became assistant general counsel for Bank of America when it acquired U.S. Trust Company in 2007. Peter also worked as vice president and corporate counsel, heading up the Prudential Financial’s Managed Accounts legal group, and as an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management.
Prior to, and while, attending law school, Peter was an economist with the Environmental Protection Agency, where he developed economic, policy and legal analyses of environmental regulations and statutes. He served as the acting chief of a regulatory development section, lead economist on an EPA Legislative Task Force, and chair of an interagency (EPA, DoD, DOE, and NRC) sub-committee on cost and economics. In recognition for his work at the EPA, Peter has spoken before the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded a Bronze Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Superfund Reauthorization.