Peter Tolsdorf is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at NEMA. He is responsible for membership and member services, member communications, meetings, and major NEMA events; legal advocacy; legal compliance; and Corporate
Secretary duties. Before NEMA, Peter directed the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action at the National Association of Manufacturers, where he successfully challenged government regulations that harmed manufacturers and filed over 100 “friend
of the court” briefs in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier in his career, he provided legal and advocacy support for a major energy trade association, served as an attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, and was a litigator at two major international law firms. Peter graduated from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as Notes Editor of the George Washington Law Review.