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Peter Flocos

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Peter Nicholas Flocos

Adjunct Professor of Law

Peter N. Flocos has been teaching courses at the University of Pennsylvania Caery Law School since 2011, usually teaching an M&A litigation seminar but also teaching the main M&A course from time to time, including most recently in the Spring 2022 semester. He is also a Lecturer at the Wharton School at Penn, where he teaches a course called “Legal and Transactional Aspects of Entrepreneurship.”

Mr. 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). In the interim, he obtained a master’s degree from the University of Oxford in modern history and political philosophy.

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 was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Roger J. Miner, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York.

For many years, 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 consisted of large and complex business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on M&A, corporate governance and other shareholder litigation, both direct and derivative; federal securities litigation; and representing corporate or director or officer policyholders in insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Flocos also served as an arbitrator in certain US and London arbitrations.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Flocos was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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. CFS delivers top-notch, multi-disciplinary research, and sponsors related speaking events. The objectives of CFS are accomplished primarily through the work of its numerous 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 a number of 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 his other endeavors, Mr. Flocos is currently doing post-baccalaureate work at Penn, and at Columbia University in New York City, in mathematics and economics, and has continued to practice law as a sole practitioner in certain cases.


  • JDPenn1990
  • MAOxford University1987
  • BSUniversity of Pennsylvania (Wharton)1985
  • BAUniversity of Pennsylvania (College)1985

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