About Tamar Frankel


1972, S.J.D., Harvard Law School
1964, LL.M., Harvard Law School
1948, Jerusalem Law Classes, Israel, Diploma


Books and Articles lists are online.

Legal Background

2018-Present – Professor of Law Emerita, Boston University School of Law

1971-2018 – Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Jan.-June, 2006 – Visiting Professor Harvard Business School

Sept.-June 2005 – Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

Oct.-Dec. 2000 – Visiting Fellow, St. Catherine’s College; Visiting Fellow at the Center for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford University, Oxford, England

Apr. 29-June 1 1997 – Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo, Japan

July-Dec. 1995 – Attorney Fellow, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

July 1996-July 1997 – Attorney Fellow, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

Summer 1992 – Consultant, Peoples’ Bank of China – Drafting of Banking Law, United Nations Development Program

Jan. 1986-Aug. 1987 – Guest Scholar, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

1983-1985 – Consultant, Bankers Trust Company, New York

1982-1983 – Visiting Professor of Law, University of California Law School, Berkeley, CA

Fall 1980 – Visiting Professor of Business Management, Harvard Business School.

1979-1980 – Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

1968-1970 – Assistant Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Fall 1967 – Lecturer, Boston University School of Law

1966-1967 – Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Corporations, State of California

1965-1966 – Associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

1964-1965 – Associate (part-time), Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

1962-1963 – Legal Advisor, State of Israel Bonds Organization, France

1950-1962 – Private Practice, Tel Aviv, Israel (housing, banking, corporate work)

1949-1950 – Assistant Attorney General, State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, Legislation Department

1948-1949 – Assistant Legal Advisor, Israeli Air Force

Appearances before Congressional Committees

January 5, 2009 – Testimony (concerning Alleged Madoff Investment Scam) before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services

Oct. 7, 1998 – Testimony (concerning ICANN) before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Basic Research and the Subcommittee on Technology of the Science Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives

Feb. 16, 1993 – Testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Growth and Credit Formation of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs U.S. House of Representatives

Feb. 12, 1992 – Participant, Informal Round Table Discussion of Commercial Credit Securitization, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Mar. 19, 1986 – Testimony before the Subcommittee on Telecommunication, Consumer Protection and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives. Pension Funds in the Capital Markets: Impact on Corporate Governance, Trading Activity and Beneficiaries

Professional Activities

October 29-31, 2007 – Presentation. Investment Management Basics, American Bar Association- Boston University Law School

October 10, 2007 – Paper. Presentation, 72d Annual Meeting of the Association of Business Communication, Washington DC

September 14, 2007 – Keynote Speech by Video Conferencing, to Conference at Observatoire de la Finance Geneva

February 19, 2007 – Member, Advisory Committee on curriculum for a Master Degree in Compliance and Ethics at New England College of Finance (Scott Harshbarger, chair)

November 30 Co-Chair ALI-ABA Investment Management Advanced Course.December 1, 2006

November 7, 2006 – Presentation at New York University combined course of law and business students on ethics, Professor Simon Lorne

November 1-3, Presentation Lunch Speaker. Center for Corporate Excellence Conference, Denver, CO

October 13, 2006 – Panelist, The Center for Banking and Financial Law of Boston University School of Law and Federated Investors, Inc. A Symposium on How to Manage Conflicts of Interest in Wealth Management transactions. Washington DC

October 12, 2006 – Speaker, Securities and Exchange Commission Staff at Office of Examination and Compliance

October 6. 2006 – Presentation on Fiduciary Law, National Association of Independent Public Financial Advisers, Boston Park Plaza.

September 26, 2006 – Panelist, 10th Annual Investment Management Compliance Summit,

July 6, and 7, 2006 – Presentation: Author and panel member, Annual Meeting Law and Society Association, Baltimore

June 24, 2006 – Panel member, Directors College, Stanford University, Palo Alto,CA

June 17, 2006 – Presentation, LLM Alumni Reunion, Barrister Hall, BU

May 10, 2006 – Presentation of Trust and Honesty, Seminar, SAID Business School, Oxford, UK

April 20, 2006 – Speaker, Role of Institutional Investors and Regulation in Effective Corporate Governance, Center for Research in Regulated Industries, Rutgers Business School, New York

March 23, 2006 – Member, ALI-ABA Advisory Committee, Securities Regulation

March 9, 2006 – Lunch presentation. Millennium Hedge Fund Management

February 2, 2006 – Lecturer- Seminar, Directions and Regulation, Kennedy School, Harvard University

January 26, 2006 – Presentation: Leadership Council, Kennedy School Harvard University

June 2, 2005 Chair and Discussant, Annual Meeting of Law and Society, Las Vegas, NV

June 4, 2005 – Speaker: Law and Business at the Border, Canadian-American Research Centre for Law and Policy, University of Windsor, Canada, Presenting a chapter of Trust and Honesty, America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad

May 19, 2005 – Callan College, for Mutual Funds Directors, Boston, The Meaning of Fiduciaries and Their Duties

March 29, 2005 – Mutual Fund Directors Forum, Boston

January 31, 2005 – Participant, Roundtable Discussion, Center For Corporate Securities and Financial Law, Fordham University School of Law, Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds: The Expenses and Fees of Professional Investment Advice

June 2004 – Participant, (Ruschlikon) Rueschlikon Conference: Openness, Trust and Sovereignty, Zurich, ( Ruschlikon Switzerland (organized by John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University – hosted by Swiss Re Center for Global Dialogue, Ruschlikon.)

April 2004 – Panelist, Practicing Law Institute, Investment Management Compliance, New York

February 2004 – Presentation, Sloan Conference, George Washington University, DC

December 2003 – Moderator, New England Legal Foundation

October 2003 – Introduction to the lecture of Professor Eli Weisel, Boston University

Oct. 16-17, 2003 – Co-Chair, ALI-ABA Advanced Course in Investment Management, Washington, DC

Feb. 8, 2003 – Panelist, American Bar Foundation, Seattle, WA

Nov. 4, 2002 – Lecture, School of Sociology, All Souls College, Oxford, UK on Con Artists and Ponzi Schemes

Oct. 17-18, 2002 – Co-Chair, ALI-ABA Advanced Course in Investment Management, Washington, DC

Jan. 4, 2002 – Panelist, “Donative Transfer, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning,” American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, LA

Dec. 26, 2001 – Speaker, Conference, Confederation of Indian Industry, Hydrabad, India

Oct.9, 2001 – Speaker, The Common Law and Cyberspace, Center for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, England

Jan. 31, 2001 – Panelist, Annual Adviser Compliance, Glasser Legal Works

Feb 19, 2001 – Speaker, Conference on Trust, Tokyo, Japan

Feb. 20, 2001 – Speaker, Panel discussion on Trust, Tokyo University

Jan 31, 2001 – Speaker, PLI Course on Municipal Bond Markets, New York

Jan. 12, 2001 – Speaker, Directors’ Educational Project, Washington DC

Jan. 2001 to 2012– Board Member. D2D Not for Profit Corporation, devoted to encouraging low-income persons to save.

Nov. 14, 23, 2000 – Seminar Talk, Oxford, England

Sept. 22-23, 2000 – Co-Chair, Conference, Trust Relationship, Boston University Law School

Oct. 31, 1999 – Panelist by Teleconference. Open Meetings. ICANN and The public Interest. Organized by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Harvard Law School. Los Angeles

Oct. 26-27, 2000 – Co-Chair (with Clifford E. Kirsch), ALI-ABA Course of Study, Investment Management Regulation Conference, Washington, DC

Oct. 21-22, 1999 – Co-Chair (with Clifford E. Kirsch), ALI-ABA Course of Study, Investment Management Regulation Conference, Washington, DC

Oct. 14, 1999 – Speaker, Municipal Securities Round Table Securities and Exchange Commission

Oct. 15, 1999 – Speaker, 1999 National Society of Compliance Professionals Membership Meeting, Washington, DC

Sept. 24, 1999 – Speaker, Governing the Commons: The Future of Global Internet Administration, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Alexandria, Virginia

Sept. 16, 1999 – Speaker, Financial Innovations and the Welfare of Nations: How Cross-Border Transfers of Financial Innovations Nurture Emerging Capital Markets, Tufts University

Apr. 26, 1999 – Presentation on Corporate Governance before the Advisory Group of the Investment Company Institute, Washington, DC

Aug. 21, 1998 – Speaker by Teleconference, International Forum on White Paper (IFWP) (Internet), Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Aug. 11-13, 1998 – Chair, International Forum on White Paper (IFWP), Singapore

July 24-25, 1998 – Co-Chair, International Forum on White Paper (IFWP), Geneva, Switzerland

July 1-2, 1998 – Chair, International Forum on White Paper (IFWP), Reston, VA

Apr. 14, 1998 – Speaker, Second Annual Investment Advisers Compliance Conference, New York City

Feb. 5-6, 1998 – Speaker, ALI-ABA Course of Study, Investment Adviser Regulation Conference, Washington, DC

Dec. 4, 1997 – Speaker, International Conference on Asset Securitization, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Oct. 17, 1997 – Panelist, Fiduciary Duties of Investment Managers, International Conference on Legal Aspects of Investment Management, organized by Ceje Droit Bancaire & Financier, University of Geneva

May 23, 1997 – Speaker, Association of Trust Banks, Japan, Tokyo, Issues concerning fiduciary duties and Securitization

Feb. 18-19, 1997 – Speaker, Issues Concerning Emerging Markets, presented at the Conference: “Comparative Study of Internationalization of Emerging Markets and its Application to China,” Beijing, China

Jan. 30, 1997 – Speaker, The 1996 Amendments of the Advisers Act, Proposed Implementing Rules, ALI-ABA Course on Investment Advisers, Washington DC

Oct. 16-17, 1997 – Co-Chair (with Clifford Kirsch), ALI-ABA Advance Course Study, Regulation of Investment Management, Washington, DC

Oct. 17-18, 1996 – Co-chair (with Clifford Kirsch), ALI-ABA Advanced Course Study, Investment Management Regulation, Washington, DC

Oct. 12-13, 1995 – Co-chair (with Clifford Kirsch), ALI-ABA Advanced Course Study, Investment Management Regulation, Washington, DC

Apr. 21, 1994 – Speaker, Seminar on Mutual Fund and Investment Advisor Compliance for New Complex Products & Transactions. Institute for International Research. New York

Sept. 13, 1994 – Panel Member, Spotlight On Derivatives, Facing New Realities: What Capabilities and Controls Do Funds Need for the Derivatives Business Today? Some Suggested Guides for Fund Directors, Organized by Fund Directions

June 12, 1992 – Panel Member, Annual New England Securities Conference

1990 Member, Advisory Committee Restatement of Trusts (Third), American Law Institute

1984 Speaker – Symposium: Current Issues in Corporate Governance, 45 Ohio State L. J. 629-63

Bar, Professional Associations, and Editorial Board Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
American Bar Association, Section of Corporate, Banking and Business Law
Member, American Bar Foundation
Life Member, American Law Institute
Israeli Bar (limited)
Member, Board of Editors Investment Lawyer (Aspen Law & Business)
Member, Board of Editors, Regulation and Governance (Blackwell, Inc.)
Member, Board of Editors, Villanova Journal of Law and Investment