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Perry Golkin L'78

Lecturer in Law

Perry Golkin is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Public Pension Capital Management.  Formerly, he was at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm that he joined in 1986. At KKR, Mr. Golkin has been involved in numerous acquisitions and has 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 plays a major role in KKR investor relations and capital raising activities. Mr. Golkin practiced corporate law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett prior to joining KKR and is also a certified public accountant.


While attending Penn Law, Mr. Golkin 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 served as Dean’s Roundtable speaker. He is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, an Overseer at the Law School, a Trustee of Penn Medicine and on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law & Economics. Mr. Golkin also serves as a director of the Biomedical Research Alliance of New York.

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