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At Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP during the “extraordinary” market and corporate technological innovations of the 1980s, Golkin says he was “one of those young, excited associates, enjoying every minute of it.” Working on the legal side of the private equity table, Golkin became intrigued by the financial side. While he loved the law and his work, Golkin saw private equity investing as “a tremendous way to put my skills together.” He joined KKR, one of the world’s oldest private equity firms, in 1986.

After 18 years, he still finds the work exhilarating. He has worked on investments in such diverse industries as insurance, banking, and media with clients including the Willis Group, the Bank of New England, and Primedia, Inc. “I’m at the forefront of being able to follow the story,” says Golkin, “and each day is a new chapter.”

Golkin credits his Penn Law training not only for giving him the skills to parse difficult issues and solve problems, but for instilling in him “a high level of integrity.” He explains: “My advice is that there’s no substitute for doing everything with the highest level of integrity and character. You take the highest standard and apply it to yourself and it will never fail you. I think that’s what Penn Law stands for.”
 
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