Peggy Kuo is Chief Hearing Officer at the New York Stock Exchange, where she adjudicates disciplinary matters involving violations of NYSE Rules and federal securities laws. Previously, she was counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
From 1998 to 2002, Ms. Kuo was a trial attorney with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, prosecuting war criminals and developing international criminal law and procedures. Among the trials she conducted were Prosecutor v. Kunarac, et. al (mass rape in Bosnia) and Prosecutor v. Krnojelac (prison camp commander charged with murder, persecution, and torture). She also participated in the prosecution of former Yugoslavia president Slobodan Milosevic.
Ms. Kuo was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, and Acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Criminal Section. She conducted over sixty jury trials, seventy grand jury investigations, and several appeals in various courts around the United States. Ms. Kuo clerked for Hon. Judith W. Rogers on the D.C. Court of Appeals. In 1993-94, she was a German Chancellor Fellow in Berlin, through a program sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Ms. Kuo has taught, lectured and commented extensively, including at the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute and on National Public Radio. She was a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel during the trial of Saddam Hussein. She is active in the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court and a member of the board of Manhattan Legal Services.