Lourdes German began her career specializing in public finance as an attorney advising state and local governments in their public finance transactions at the international law firm Palmer & Dodge (now Locke Lord, LLP). Following that work, Lourdes joined the public finance department at Fidelity Investments, where she served as a Vice President who launched and led the company’s municipal finance efforts in the Northeast and opened Fidelity’s New York office for public finance investment banking. Following Fidelity, Lourdes’ professional experiences include serving as General Counsel and Vice President of Municipal Investment research at Breckinridge Capital Advisors and serving as a Director of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. At Lincoln, Lourdes helped grow a global campaign on municipal fiscal health via activities that included serving as a speaker in the first bi-partisan congressional briefing focused on municipal finance and serving as an expert advisor to the United Nations in support of the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In her capacity supporting the UN, Lourdes served as one of the co-authors of the book, Finance for City Leaders, published by the United Nations Press in 2016.