Peter C. Kostant

Visiting Professor of Law (On Leave)

Peter C. Kostant

Peter C. Kostant has joined the faculty of New York Law School as a visiting professor. Professor Kostant, an associate professor of law at Roger Williams University School of Law, is an expert in corporate and securities law, and in the professional regulation of lawyers. Before beginning his career in teaching, he practiced law for 12 years in New York. He was involved primarily in antitrust litigation, general corporate law, and public offerings of securities.

He served as in-house counsel to a professional association and for the New York City Parks Department.

Professor Kostant’s scholarly writings have been about the professional responsibility of corporate counsel and include “When Zeal Boils Over: Disclosure Obligations and the Duty of Candor of Legal Counsel in Regulatory Proceedings after the Kaye, Scholer Settlement,” in the Arizona State Law Journal. He has also written a book about the practice of corporate law that is used at numerous law schools, including Vanderbilt and Stanford. He speaks frequently on these topics at scholarly conferences and meetings. He also occasionally serves as an expert witness in professional ethics and business law cases.

Professor Kostant is a graduate of Yale College and Fordham Law School, where he served on the law review. He earned an M.A. in Chinese Studies from Washington University.