Peter D. Fetzer



Peter Fetzer is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate counseling to mutual funds, exchange traded funds, publicly traded investment advisers and public companies. He has extensive experience:

  • Counseling and advising mutual funds, exchange traded funds, closed end funds and investment advisers on all aspects of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
  • Negotiating and effecting mutual fund, investment adviser and public company mergers and acquisitions.
  • Counseling and advising directors and independent directors of mutual funds, exchange traded funds and public companies on corporate governance matters.
  • Counseling mutual funds, exchange traded funds, closed-end funds, investment advisers and public companies with regard to their periodic and current reports with the SEC.
  • Counseling and advising public companies, closed-end funds and private funds on proxy solicitations.
  • Counseling and advising public and private companies in connection with the public and private offering of a variety of debt and equity securities.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Fetzer is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association.


He is a graduate of the University of Utah (B.A., summa cum laude, 1993) and the University of Wisconsin (J.D., cum laude, 1997).


Securities and Exchange Commission Relief for Investment Advisers to Mitigate Challenges Caused by the Coronavirus
20 March 2020
Coronavirus Resource Center
A Summary of Certain Recent Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions
04 April 2019
Legal News: Investment Management Update
A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions
09 September 2016
Legal News: Investment Management Update
A Compilation of Non-Enforcement and Enforcement Actions
02 June 2016
Legal News: Investment Management Update
Foley & Lardner Ranks Third Among Firms Advising Activists Targeting Companies
Second Quarter 2018
DealMaker Quarterly
SEC Proposes Rules on Liquidity Risk for Funds
7 October 2015
Alpha Pages
Fetzer Quoted on Dodd-Frank's Impact on 2013 Proxy Statements
07 January 2013
Fetzer Quoted on Say-on-Pay Vote Frequency
07 January 2011
BNA’s Corporate Accountability Report