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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 co-founder 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 Re-Insurance 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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