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Wharton School of Business
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Public Pension Capital Management

Perry Golkin is adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and cofounder and chief executive officer at Public Pension Capital Management. Formerly, he was at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), a private equity firm that he joined in 1986. At KKR, Perry was involved in numerous acquisitions and served on key committees supervising KKR operations. He has been a director for a number of KKR portfolio companies including Willis Group, Primedia, Inc., Walter Industries, Rockwood Chemicals, and American ReInsurance Company. He also played a major role in KKR investor relations and capital raising activities. Perry practiced corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett prior to joining KKR and is also a certified public accountant.

While attending Penn Law, Perry taught financial and managerial accounting at the Wharton School. He was a keynote speaker on Law and Entrepreneurship at Penn’s Institute for Law & Economics (ILE), has lectured at the Law School and the Wharton School, and has served as a Dean’s Roundtable speaker. He is a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, an overseer at the Law School, and a trustee of Penn Medicine, and is on the board of advisors of the ILE. Perry also serves as a director of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York. He has a BS/MS from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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