Peter Nicholas Flocos
Adjunct Professor of Law
Peter N. Flocos received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and also received his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Penn (the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School, respectively). While at Penn Law, Mr. Flocos served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, graduated Order of the Coif (top 10% of the class) and was awarded the John M. Olin Prize in Law and Economics. He subsequently served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger J. Miner, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York.
For two decades, until May 2020, Mr. Flocos was a litigation partner in the New York City office of the global law firm of K&L Gates LLP. His practice focused on litigation relating to M&A transactions and corporate governance, and on federal securities litigation. He also did a significant amount of general commercial litigation and insurance coverage litigation representing corporate or director or officer policyholders. Mr. Flocos's practice was focused on the United States, but he was also involved in proceedings before the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court), in London, and handled London arbitrations. In addition, he served as a party appointed arbitrator in certain matters.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Flocos was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. While at Cravath, prior to becoming a litigator, Mr. Flocos served as an associate in the corporate practice area, with a practice focus on bank financing transactions, public securities offerings and M&A transactions.
As of June 2020, Mr. Flocos became the Managing Director for Policy and Regulation at the Center for Financial Stability (CFS) in New York City. CFS is a nonprofit think tank focused on financial markets for the benefit of investors, government officials and the public. Among other things, CFS delivers top-notch, multi-disciplinary research spanning finance, law and economics, and sponsors related speaking events. The objectives of CFS are accomplished primarily through the work of its 22 experts, with input from the members of CFS’s Advisory Board, which is comprised of leaders in the fields of economics, finance and law. CFS’s experts specialize in and cover a number of subject matter areas, including monetary and financial measurements, cyber security strategy, political economy, financial institutions, international finance and global markets, financial history, technology and laws and regulations pertinent to financial markets and the financial system.
In addition to teaching at Penn Law, Mr. Flocos is doing post-baccalaureate work at Columbia University in New York City in mathematics and economics. In the past, he has served as a Lecturer at the Wharton School at Penn, where he taught a general business law and business organizations course.