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Peter Conti-Brown
Non-Resident Academic Fellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance


Peter Conti-Brown is an Academic Fellow (nonresident) at Stanford Law School’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and a PhD student in history at Princeton University where he is the John R. Irwin Fellow in History. As of July 1, 2015, he will be an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Conti-Brown’s research and writing cover central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the law, history, politics, and economics of central banking at the Federal Reserve. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the Yale Journal on Regulation, and the StanfordUCLA, and Washington University Law Reviews, among other journals. He is also the editor, with David Skeel, of the book When States Go Broke: Origins, Context, and Solutions for the American States in Fiscal Crisis, published by Cambridge University Press, author of the book The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve, forthcoming from Princeton University Press, and editor, with Rosa Lastra, of the Research Handbook on Central Banking, forthcoming from Edward Elgar Publishing. He has been quoted in print and online articles published by The AtlanticThe EconomistThe New York Times, and Reuters, and has appeared on C-SPAN and National Public Radio. He has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve.

Conti-Brown graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and Stanford Law School, and clerked for the Hon. Stephen F. Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is Of Counsel at Gupta Beck PLLC where he represents clients in the federal circuit courts and the US Supreme Court in banking, bankruptcy, and consumer finance appeals.