Peter Koffler is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and General Counsel for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2006, Mr. Koffler served for 19 years as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Twenty-First Securities Corporation, an institutional trading and investment firm. Mr. Koffler began his legal career at Baer Marks & Upham. Mr. Koffler received a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received a JD, with honors, from Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Law Review.
Peter is one of the founders and currently co-chairs Out BX, an LGBTQ affinity group open to all Blackstone employees. The group serves as a place for employees who identify as LGBTQ or are allies of the LGBTQ community to come together to address relevant issues within Blackstone and to participate in meaningful social and community service activities.
About two years ago, Peter started the Blackstone pro bono program for all of the Blackstone lawyers. They partner with Simpson Thacher and Paul Weiss, joining them in a number of the programs they organize – including work with Start Small, Think Big and a number of other nonprofits throughout New York City.