Peter is a past Chairman, Executive Committee Member and Managing Partner of Schiff Hardin. He had a wide-ranging general business practice with concentrations in finance and regulated industry matters.
He had served as a director of public and private corporations and as corporate secretary to numerous clients. Peter currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Commonwealth Edison Company, a unit of Exelon Corporation, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. ComEd maintains the electric transmission and distribution system in northern Illinois and customer operations for more than 3.7 million customers across the region, or 70 percent of the state’s population.
From 2000 through 2006, Peter served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for NiSource Inc., a Fortune 500 utility holding company engaged in natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, as well as electric generation, transmission and distribution. NiSource operating companies deliver energy to more than 3.3 million customers.
From April 1982 through August 1983, Peter left the practice of law to serve as Chief Operating Officer of International Capital Equipment Limited, a Bermuda-domiciled, publicly held financial services company. During that time, he also served as President of its U.S. subsidiaries.
Mr. Fazio is retired from Schiff Hardin and not currently licensed to practice law.