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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Current 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.

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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.

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Redefining Gender at Work: How Companies Are Evolving

Even though awareness has increased, many workplaces are still struggling to create effective policies to address rapidly changing societal norms on gender.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/22
Could Universal Health Care Work in the U.S.?

Bernie Sanders’ announcement that he is running for president in 2020 has turned the spotlight on his “Medicare for All” proposal. It could work in theory, experts say -- but the devil is in the details.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/22
The Global Clean Water Challenge: How Micro-utilities Offer a Solution

As World Water Day approaches, some 2.1 billion people globally lack safe drinking water. The costs in childhood mortality and chronic illness are huge. Now, a nascent solution could make a big difference.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/21