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    11.07.14 Celebrating Life at the Center: Professor Karmel on Securities Regulation
    Brooklyn Law School - Professor Roberta Karmel

    Roberta S. Karmel, the Centennial Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, has been at the center of U.S. securities regulation throughout her distinguished career as a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner, a practitioner at major law firms, an attorney in the enforcement division of the SEC New York Regional Office, public director of the New York Stock Exchange, and the head of the Board of Trustees of the Practising Law Institute.

    Since joining the faculty in 1985, Professor Karmel has taught a wide range of courses at Brooklyn Law School. In addition to her expertise in domestic securities regulation, she is a renowned expert in international securities regulation. She is widely called upon to teach and lecture all over the world. She is a prolific author in these fields and her work has appeared in dozens of books, law reviews and journals.

    Karmel’s highly-anticipated new book, Life at the Center: Reflections on Fifty Years of Securities Regulation (PLI), addresses the key regulatory issues confronting the SEC over the past 50 years. The book is a compilation, with current commentary, of 190 New York Law Journal columns she wrote between 1982 and 2014 and excerpts from law review articles on related topics. On November 12, the Law School will celebrate the book’s publication with a Q&A with Dean Allard and a reception at the Subotnick Center.

    Chapters cover Corporate Governance, Regulation of Financial Institutions, Corporation Finance Policies, International Securities Regulation, Market Structure and Regulation, Insider Trading, Short-Swing Profits and Tender Offers, and Gatekeepers. In addition, Professor Karmel includes a chapter compiling her commentary on Supreme Court cases. In the final chapter of Life at the Center, Karmel points to the future and provides 10 principles on how to improve financial regulation in the United States.

    Life at the Center provides a thoughtful analysis of and commentary on the key developments in the U.S. and international capital markets as well as the regulatory response to those developments over the past 50 years,” said Edward F. Greene, a PLI Trustee, and Senior Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb. “It brings the unique perspective of a distinguished scholar, author and participant in SEC regulatory issues. It is an invaluable commentary on ongoing securities regulation in the United States.”

    Click here to purchase Life at the Center.