Peter Germain

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6300


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Adjunct Professor Peter J. Germain serves as executive vice president and chief legal officer of Federated Investors, Inc., where he oversees the delivery of legal services to Federated and its affiliates. Germain also serves as chief legal officer of the Federated Funds. In 2012, Germain was appointed president of Federated Administrative Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Federated. His previous responsibilities include serving as managing director of Federated's Mutual Fund Services Division (September 1997 - October 2003), which provided administrative services to mutual funds sponsored by bank clients of Federated. In 2000, he assumed responsibility for Federated's Product Development Department and in 2001 administrative and product support for Federated's offshore business. In October of 2003, he returned to Federated's Legal Department as special counsel and was named general counsel in 2005.

Prior to assuming his business roles in 1997, Germain served as senior corporate counsel within Federated's Law Department. Some of his responsibilities in that role included serving as a secretary to a number of third party funds administered by Federated; overseeing the development and registration of new funds; providing analysis of legal, investment and accounting regulations governing financial institutions' use of mutual funds; and coordinating various legislative and regulatory initiatives. He joined Federated in 1984 as a staff attorney.

Germain graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 with a B.A. in political science and English literature. He received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1984, graduating cum laude. During law school, he served on the staff of the Law Review.


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Honors and Awards

Member, Pennsylvania Bar

Series 6 and 26 FINRA Licenses

Member, various committees of the ICI, including the SEC Rules Committee

Board Member, Holy Family Foundation

Board Member, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera

Previous Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania

Previous Board Member, Pittsburgh Opera