Peter A. Muhic


  • Syracuse University
    B.S. 1990
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
    J.D. 1994, cum laude, Temple Law Review (Managing Editor, 1993-94; Member 1992-93), Moot Court Board (1992-93)
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • USDC, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • USDC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • USDC, District of New Jersey
  • USDC, District of Colorado
  • USDC, Eastern District of Michigan
  • USDC, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • USCA, Second Circuit
  • USCA, Third Circuit
  • USCA, Fifth Circuit
  • USCA, Ninth Circuit
  • USCA, Eleventh Circuit

Peter A. Muhic, a partner of the Firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of ERISA, Consumer Protection, FLSA/Employment Law and fiduciary litigation.  Peter is a skilled trial lawyer and oral advocate who has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts around the country.  Peter is one of the few lawyers in the country to have tried an ERISA class action against retirement plan fiduciaries to verdict.  

Peter manages and directs the litigation efforts of multiple teams of attorneys within his practice group prosecuting claims against various lending institutions, insurers and other conglomerates for wrongful practices.  Peter has served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous nationwide class and collective actions representing consumers, employees, retirement plan beneficiaries and/or institutional investors. In addition to plotting strategy, Peter enjoys being actively involved in all stages of litigation.  Peter has skillfully deposed hundreds of witnesses in his cases and regularly argues complex class certification and dispositive motions as well as final fairness hearings and appellate issues.  Peter’s extensive litigation experience and tenacity have helped his clients and class members recover hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years.

Representative Outcomes
  • Arbitrator’s award of $75 million for Transatlantic Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries (TRH) in a case alleging that American International Group, Inc. (AIG) breached its fiduciary and contractual duties and committed fraud in connection with its securities lending program.

    Until June 2009, AIG was TRH’s majority shareholder and administered TRH’s securities lending program.  We alleged that AIG breached its fiduciary obligations by imprudently investing the majority of the cash collateral obtained from TRH under its lending program in risky mortgage-backed securities, including Alt-A and subprime investments. We further alleged that AIG concealed the extent of TRH’s subprime exposure and that when the collateral pools began experiencing liquidity problems in 2007, AIG unilaterally carved TRH out of the pools so that it could provide funding to its wholly owned subsidiaries to the exclusion of TRH.


White Hat Award, Senior Law Center, 2004

Community Involvement

Judge, pro tem, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas