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    05.01.12 Professor Roberta Karmel Elected to Head the Practising Law Institute Board of Trustees
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    The Practising Law Institute (PLI) recently appointed Professor Roberta Karmel, a longtime PLI Trustee, to head its Board of Trustees. Karmel became the first woman to be appointed Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), was a former Public Director of the New York Stock Exchange, and was a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and at Rogers & Wells. She has been a member of the Brooklyn Law School faculty since 1985. She holds the Centennial Professor of Law chair and is co-director of the Dennis J. Block Center for International Business Law.

    “Professor Karmel is one of the longest serving Trustees on the PLI Board and throughout her tenure has distinguished herself with her insights, even handedness and vast knowledge not only of securities law but of management issues generally,” said Victor Rubino, president of PLI. “She is greatly admired by her fellow Trustees as well as staff.”

    “I am honored to have been named chair of the board of this premier educational organization,” said Karmel. “I hope to help maintain our identity as the gold standard of CLE.”

    Karmel is a renowned expert in international and domestic securities regulation, and is called upon to lecture all over the world. She is the author of Regulation by Prosecution: The Securities and Exchange Commission Versus Corporate America, and has widely published articles on securities regulation and international securities law in dozens of law reviews and journals. She also writes a monthly column, "Securities Regulation," for the New York Law Journal. She was also a Fulbright Scholar studying the harmonization of the securities laws in the European Union.

    Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. Since its founding, PLI has witnessed more than three million registrations and publication purchases by lawyers and allied professionals.