Pierre Gentin

Pierre Gentin
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Overview

Pierre M. Gentin is General Counsel of McKinsey & Company, Inc. He was a partner in the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel and spent nearly two decades at Credit Suisse where his roles included Global Head of Litigation, Regulatory Investigations and Employment Law, Head of Reputational Risk for the Americas, and General Counsel for the Research Division. Mr. Gentin also served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Gentin is a trustee of the Practising Law Institute, Princeton University’s Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, and the Touro Synagogue Foundation, and he recently served as co-editor (with the Hon. Layn R. Phillips, et al.) of a book on the mediation of complex financial services disputes. In 2008, Mr. Gentin was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (Davos) and he has served on the Forum’s Global Agenda Council.

Mr. Gentin graduated from Princeton University and from Columbia Law School.

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Past Courses

  • LGST612 - RESPONSIBILITY IN BUS.

    This course introduces students to important ethical and legal challenges they will face as leaders in business. The course materials will be useful to students preparing for managerial positions that are likely to place them in advisory and/or agency roles owing duties to employers, clients, suppliers, and customers. Although coverage will vary depending on instructor, the focus of the course will be on developing skills in ethical and legal analyses that can assist managers as they make both individual-level and firm-level decisions about the responsible courses of action when duties, loyalties, rules, norms, and interests are in conflict. For example, the rules of insider trading may form the basis for lessons in some sections. Group assignments, role-plays, and case studies may, at the instructor's discretion, be used to help illustrate the basic theoretical frameworks. Course materials will highlight industry codes and professional norms, as well as the importance of personal and/or religious values. Format: class participation, quiz, group report, and final paper or exam. Materials: coursepack. Prerequisites: none.

Knowledge@Wharton

What Really Helps Employees to Improve (It’s not Criticism)

Author Marcus Buckingham defied much of HR’s accepted wisdom in his keynote at the recent Wharton People Analytics Conference.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/16
Late Bloomers: Why Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Journalist and self-described late bloomer Rich Karlgaard rejects societal pressure to achieve success at an early age, saying there’s plenty of scientific evidence that many people find their talents later in life.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/16
Empowering the Developing World, One Bicycle at a Time

World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization that builds and distributes bicycles in rural areas of the developing world, is the 2019 winner of the Lipman Prize.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/16