Event: Lawyers Tackle Covid-19
Location: Boston University School of Law
Date: April 6, 2020
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Event: Books and Beyond, Interview with Ellen Meyers
Location: Newton Free Library, Newton, MA
Date: January 22, 2020
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Event: “Living in Different Cultures”- Book Presentation
Location: Harvard Hillel, Harvard Campus
Date: December 14, 2019
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Event: “Living in Different Cultures”- Book Presentation
Location: Harvard University Law School- Hauser Hall, Room 101, Borenstein Room
Date: September 23, 2019- 12-1:00pm
Event: The Institute for The Fiduciary Standard awards the Frankel Fiduciary Prize to John H. Langbein, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law and Legal History at Yale Law School
Location: Boston University Law School, 765 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA
Date: Sept. 16, 2019- 11:00am-2:00pm
Professor Langbein will lead a seminar- “The Fiduciary Duties of Conflicted Trustees.”
Event: Transnational Fiduciary Law- Symposium
Location: University of California Irvine, Law School- Irvine CA
Date: September 6-7, 2019
Professor Frankel will give the Opening Remarks
Event: Fiduciary Law Workshop
Location: Rutgers Law School- Camden, NJ
Date: June: 14/15 2019
Professor Frankel will present a paper- “The Rise of Fiduciary Law”
Event: Massachusetts Library Association 2019 Annual Conference
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, Massachusetts
Date: May 20-21, 2019
Living in Different Cultures will be on exhibit in the Association Book Exhibit booth.
Event: 9th Joint Conference of the Maryland Library Association and the Delaware Library Association
Location: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, Maryland
Date: May 2-3, 2019
Living in Different Cultures will be on exhibit in the Association Book Exhibit booth.
Event: Providence Book Festival 2019
Location: Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: April 27, 2019, 10am to 5pm
Living in Different Cultures will be on exhibit and for sale in the Independent Publishers of New England booth.
Event: Professor Frankel received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Women in Legal Education.
Date: January 6, 2018
Topic: The award, first presented in 2013 to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was created to honor a lawyer “who has impacted women, the legal community, the academy, and the issues that affect women through mentoring, writing, speaking, activism, and by providing opportunities to others,” according to the AALS.
Event: Notice from SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
Date: July 25, 2017
Topic: Professor Frankel is in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the past 12 months.
SSRN is a world-wide collaborative of over 241,000 authors and more than 1.7 million users that is devoted to the rapid world-wide dissemination of social science research
Event: DOL Fiduciary Rule Training- sponsored by Securities Division-Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Date: March 7, 2017
Place: One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA
Topic: Professor Frankel will give a presentation on “Fiduciary Overview.”
Date: October 25-27, 2016
Place: Mandarin Oriental, Boston, MA
Topic: Professor Frankel is on the panel discussing The New Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: Adjusting Operations and Procedures to Comply
Event: The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard is honoring the 2016 Frankel Fiduciary Prize recipient Phyllis C. Borzi-Assistant Secretary of Labor-Employee Benefits Security Administration
Date: September 23, 2016
Place: University of Maryland Robert H Smith School of Business- 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC
Time: 11:45 – 1:30 PM
Professor Frankel will be a member of a panel of distinguished speakers discussing the significance of the DOL Conflict of Interest Rule in an historical perspective
Event: 2016 Fiduciary Law Workshop
Date: June 17-18, 2016
Place: Duke University Law School 210 Science Dr. Durham, N.C.
Topic: Professor Frankel will present a paper entitled “A Story of Three Bank-Regulatory Legal Systems: Contract, Financial Management and Fiduciary Law
Event: Symposium: “Fiduciary in the Twenty-First Century.” and visit to Museum of Trust, Tokyo Japan-established by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.
Date: October 27, 2015
Place: Royal Park Hotel- Tokyo, Japan
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Opening Remarks: Mr. Tatsuo Wakabayashi, President and CEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Keynote Speech: Professor Frankel “The Role of Fiduciary in the 21st Century”
Discussion: Moderator: Professor Yoshihisa Nomi of Gakushuin University
Panelist: Professor Tamar Frankel- Boston University
Professor Norio Higuchi- University of Tokyo
Professor Hideki Kanda – University of Tokyo
Professor Masami Okino – University of Tokyo
Event: The Securities Exchange Commission – Celebrating 75 years- The Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act
Date: September 29, 2015
Place: SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9:15 am – 4:00 pm
Professor Frankel will be a member of a panel speaking on ” Diverse Perspectives on the Asset Management Industry”
Opening Remarks: SEC Chair- Mary Jo White
Event: Boston University School of Law and the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard join to present the
Frankel Fiduciary Prize – Honoring David Swensen, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University
Date: September 18, 2015
Place: 765 Commonwealth Ave. Barristers Hall
Time: 11:45 – 1:30 PM
Introduction: Maureen A.O’Rourke, Dean, Boston University School of Law
Discussion: Seth Klarman- President the Baupost Group and Andrew Golden, President-Princeton University Investment Company
Event: Professor Frankel inducted into the LawDragon Hall of Fame.
Subject: The LawDragon 500 magazine publishes an annual list of the leading lawyers in America. In celebration of their 10th anniversary they are recognizing 100 “Hall of Fame” inductees.
The Hall of Fame includes 10 lawyers for every year. These are outstanding lawyers who have made remarkable contributions as leaders, litigators, dealmakers, power brokers, judges and innovators. Professor Frankel is one of the 100 chosen, given her contributions as an innovator in the legal profession.
See http://www.lawdragon.com/the-lawdragon-hall-of-fame/ for the full list.
The magazine will be distributed to 25,000 weekly readers online and to 10,000 of the leading legal professionals, including top corporate counsel, private practitioners, academics and other leaders.
Date: August 19, 2015
Event: New York State Bar Association Business Law Section-Securities Regulation Committee
Subject: Fiduciary Standards for Brokers, including the recent DOL proposal and statements from the Chairman of the SEC supporting these standards.
Date: Thursday May 20, 2015
Place: Goodwin Procter LLP- New York Times Bldg.- 620 Eighth Ave. New York, New York
Topic: Professor Frankel will give a presentation entitled: The Regulation of Broker-Dealers, and Advisors
Event: Film Screening of “Above and Beyond”- followed by Q&A with Professor Frankel
Subject: Film showing the beginning of the Israeli Air Force
Date: Monday April 20, 2015
Place: Schwartz Hall, Brandeis University
Topic: In 1948 a group of Jewish American pilots smuggled planes out of the U.S. to Israel to help in its war for independence. The film features a few of these pilots alive today.
Professor Frankel is a former member of the Hagannah and an early member of the Israeli Air Force.
Event: ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting April 16-18, 2015
Subject: American Bar Association-CLE Programs
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Place: Marriott Marquis Hotel-55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA
Topic: Professor Frankel will speak on “Reflections of the ’40 Acts on their 75th anniversary.”
Event: Seventh Annual Roundtable Discussion Subject: INVESTMENT FUNDS Date: Monday, December 8, 2014 Place: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA Organized by: Professor John C. Coates, IV, Harvard Law School and Professor William Birdthistle of Chicago/Kent Law School
Event: The 2014 Frankel Fiduciary Prize Honors Gary Gensler Subject: The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard announced the Frankel Fiduciary Prize and Symposium will honor Gary Gensler, (Former Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Speakers: Arthur Levitt, Tamar Frankel, John C. Coffee, Jr. Gary Gensler Topic: “The Gensler Era at the CFTC, and Financial Regulatory Reform and Fiduciary Duties in 2014” Date: September 19, 2014 Time: 10:30AM – 1:30PM Place: Columbia University Law School Draper Lounge, 3rd Floor 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY
Event: OP Ed- American Banker On-Line Subject: Why we need to restructure the big bank holding companies. Date: July 10, 2014 Link: http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/why-we-need-to-restructure-the-big-bank-holding-companies-1068573-1.html
Event: Law and Finance Round Table Subject: Professor Frankel will be a panel member discussing “Duties of Investment Intermediaries.” Date: May 16, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Place: Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Oxford UK
Event: Frankel Fiduciary Prize honors Robert A.G. Monks Date: December 10, 2013 Subject: The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard today announced the Frankel Fiduciary Prize and Symposium will honor Robert A. G. Monks, the first Frankel honoree, at a Symposium in Washington on December 10. John C. Coffee, who chaired the Committee that selected Monks, noted: “”Bob Monks is the perfect choice to inaugurate what we hope will be a long tradition of recognizing those persons who over a career have worked to protect and safeguard the position of the investor. While also a prolific writer and theorist of corporate governance, he has lived a life in the arena, fighting battle after battle to make the market a fairer and safer place for the American shareholder. Whether or not it realizes it, the proactive hedge fund of today is following in his pioneering footsteps.” The symposium host committee of leaders in finance, law and public service is co-chaired by Sir Adrian Cadbury, formerly Chief Executive of Cadbury Schweppes and principal author of the Cadbury Code, the globally recognized “bible” of corporate governance, and Nell Minow, co-founder and board member of GMI Ratings, a firm specializing in evaluating governance risk. Jack Bogle, Sir Adrian Cadbury, Ralph Nader, Tamar Frankel will Lead the December 10 Symposium. “From the chairman’s boardroom to the adviser or broker’s office, fiduciary duties are at a crossroads, in great demand and under enormous pressures. The Frankel Fiduciary Symposium will be a vivid reminder why this centuries-old legal doctrine may be more relevant today than at any time in history,” said Knut A. Rostad, president, the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard. Robert A. G. Monks was appointed a founding trustee of the Federal Employee Retirement System by President Reagan, and also served in the Department of Labor, as Administrator of the Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit programs. He also was a founder of Institutional Shareholder Services, and co-founded The Corporate Library (now Governance Metrics International.) Monks found the Hermes Lens Fund, and has served as a director of twelve publicly traded companies. Monks has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than a hundred papers, and, with Nell Minow, published five editions of CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. He was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Financial Executive from the Financial Management Association in 2007. The New York Times profiled Monks earlier in July. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/business/mutfund/robert-ag-monks-crusading-against-corporate-excess.html
Event: Institute for the Fiduciary Standard Establishes Frankel Fiduciary Prize Date: April 23, 2013 Subject:The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard today announced the establishment of the annual Frankel Fiduciary Prize to honor individuals who advance fiduciary principles. The Frankel Fiduciary Prize will be awarded annually to a person who has made significant contributions to the preservation and advancement of fiduciary principles in public life. The prize is named after Professor Tamar Frankel, the Michaels Faculty Research Scholar, at the Boston University School of Law. The Frankel Fiduciary Prize Selection Committee is composed of: • Brooksley E. Born, Retired Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP • John C. Coffee Jr., Committee Chairman, Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (Prize Selection Committee Chair) • Deborah A. DeMott, David F. Cavers Professor of Law, Duke Law • Andrew K. Golden, President, Princeton University Investment Company • Knut A. Rostad, President, Institute for the Fiduciary Standard John C. Coffee, Committee Chairman, noted: “Professor Frankel has dedicated her life to researching and teaching fiduciary law. The Committee is very pleased to honor her contributions through the establishment of the Frankel Fiduciary Prize.” Nominations for the prize must be received by May 23, 2013. They should be emailed to Knut A. Rostad, firstname.lastname@example.org, and to John C. Coffee, email@example.com.
Event: Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) Subject: Professor Frankel will be a speaker at the RITA conference. Date: March 20-22, 2013 Time: 8:30 am-4:15 pm Wednesday & Thursday Place: Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington, DC RITA is a national trade association comprised of trust companies, banks and third party administrators that administer self-directed retirement plans holding alternative assets.
Event: Association of American Law Schools- Annual Meeting Subject: Professor Frankel will be a panelist on the “Regulating Financial Intermediaries” program. Her talk is entitled “Bank Holding Companies as Financial Malls.” Date: January 4, 2013 Time: 2-5 pm Friday Place: New Orleans, LA AALS is the principal representative of legal education to the federal government, other national higher education organizations, learned societies and international law schools.
Event: Osler Distinguished Lectures in Business Law-Queens University, Queens Law Subject: Professor Frankel will give the Osler Lecture “Towards Universal Fiduciary Principles” Date: September 28, 2012 Place: Queens University- Queens Law, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The Osler lectures are the intellectual focal point of the business law curriculum at Queen’s, and are well attended by students, faculty and alumni from law and cognate disciplines.
Event: SASE 24th Annual Meeting “Accounting, Economics and Law” Subject: Professor Frankel will present a paper on “Corporate Governance and Control” Date: June 28-30, 2012 Place: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA
Event: Live Webcast: Content Partners: WestLegalEdCenter and Westlaw GC Speakers: Professor Tamar Frankel and Peter Rosenblum, Partner-Foley Hoag LLP Subject: Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s) and the JOBS ACT 2012: A new Approach This presentation will take an in-depth look at the effect of the JOBS Act on IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) and share a new approach to initial public offerings of emerging growth companies. How will the JOBS Act affect investors, underwriters and brokers, corporations and managers? Date: July 9, 2012 1:00 pm EDT Duration: 1 hour Place: For additional information and access to the live webcast website use the following URL:http://westlegaledcenter.com/program_guide/course_detail.jsf?courseId=48845129
Event: Fourth Annual Roundtable Discussion Subject: INVESTMENT FUNDS Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 Place: Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA Organized by: Professor Frankel and Professor William Birdthistle of Chicago/Kent Law School
Event: University Of Cincinnati 2012 Corporate Law Symposium-“Implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” Subject: Professor Frankel will be a Speaker at this Symposium Date: March 30, 2012 Place: UC College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
Event: Harvard Law School SJD 100 year Anniversary Subject: Professor Frankel received her SJD from Harvard Law School in 1972. She will give a presentation at this event. Date: March 23, 2012 Place: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Event: University of Bergamo (Italy). Invitation from Professor Enrico Ginerva, Director-Conference on Principles of Fiduciary Law Subject: Professor Frankel will give her presentation “Fiduciary Principles in Common Law” via video conference Date: March 22, 2012 Place: University of Bergamo; Bergamo,Italy
Event: A Symposium presented by The Review of Banking and Financial Law– “Shadow Banking: Past, Present and Future” Subject: Professor Frankel will give a presentation at this symposium. Date: February 24, 2012 Place: Boston University, School of Law; Boston, MA
Event: Observatory of Finance- 10th international conference on Ethics, Finance and Responsibility Subject: Professor Frankel will give the ‘Emilo Fontela Lecture” Date: November 10-11, 2011 Place: Observatory of Finance; Geneva, Switzerland
Event: Center for Religion, Economics and Politics (ZRWP). (ZRWP) is a joint facility of the University of Basel, Lausanne, Lucerne and Zurich and the Collegium Helveticum. Subject: Professor Frankel will present a paper on “Fiduciary v. Contractual Duties” Date: November 3-6, 2011 Place: ZRWP, Basel University; Basel, Switzerland
Event: The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century Subject: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 Place: Barristers Hall Boston University-765 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA “BU is proud to honor Professor Tamar Frankel with a conference featuring outstanding scholars and legal practitioners giving papers and commentaries on the role of fiduciary law and trust in the 21st century. Boston University Law Review will publish the papers and proceedings.” About the Conference: Fiduciary law is designed to encourage people to rely on experts and other fiduciaries, to facilitate fair and efficient terms of those relationships, and to prevent (and provide remedies for) abuse of power entrusted to the fiduciary. This Conference highlights the nature and scope of fiduciary law, and its relationship to other legal doctrines and categories; considers how fiduciary law can be illuminated by viewing it through the lens of such disciplines as economics, psychology, history, political science and philosophy; investigates current debates about recognizing fiduciary duties in the determination of executive compensation, in the prohibition of insider trading under the federal securities laws, in the largely unregulated world of securities and mortgage broker-dealers and in modern capital structure and governance; and explores whether addressing and redressing abuse of power by public officials raises similar issues Conference Schedule: 9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Dean Maureen O’Rourke, BU School of Law 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. I. The nature of fiduciary law and its relationship to other legal doctrines and categories Rafael Chodos, Author and attorney Deborah DeMott, Duke University School of Law Alan Feld, BU School of Law Kevin Outterson, BU School of Law Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. II. An interdisciplinary view of fiduciary law Joshua Getzler, University of Oxford Faculty of Law Richard Holton, MIT Department of Philosophy Donald Langevoort, Georgetown University Law Center David Seipp, BU School of Law Robert Sitkoff, Harvard Law School 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch Remarks by Tamar Frankel, BU School of Law 2:00 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. III. Current issues in fiduciary law Arthur Laby, Rutgers School of Law, Camden Donna Nagy, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Frederick Tung, BU School of Law Cheryl Wade, St. John’s University School of Law David Walker, BU School of Law 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. IV. Public servants and private fiduciaries Margaret Brinig, Notre Dame Law School Gary Lawson, BU School of Law Ethan Leib, UC Hastings College of the Law, and David Ponet, UNICEF Charles Whitehead, Cornell Law School 4:45 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. V. Roundtable Wendy Gordon, BU School of Law Laurence Kotlikoff, BU Department of Economics Andrew Pitts, Cravath, Swaine & Moore Peter Rosenblum, Foley, Hoag James Post, BU School of Management Kenneth W. Simons, BU School of Law Erik Sirri, Babson College Finance Division All — including professors, attorneys, law students, graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the public — are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee, but if you plan to attend, please RSVP to Andrea Larsen Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have academic questions about the program, please contact Professor Kenneth W. Simons, email@example.com.
Event: The Fiduciary Forum 2010 Subject: Exploring the Fiduciary Standard in a Brokerage Setting Speaker: Professor Tamar Frankel Date: Friday, September 24, 2010 Time: 8:30am-5:00pm EST Place: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capital Hill 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington DC 20001 The Forum is designed to provide various points of view in the fiduciary standard discussion and provide input into the SEC study, called for in the Dodd-Frank reform legislation. The study aims to evaluate “The effectiveness of the existing…standards of care” of brokers and advisors.
Event: Boston University Summer Legal Institute 2010 Subject: U.S. Corporate Law (B.U. International Program) Instructor: Professor Tamar Frankel Date: July 26-August 13, 2010 Place: London, UK Boston University’s Summer Legal Institute in London provides lawyers and advance law students trained outside the U.S. with intensive preparation in legal English and writing, and exposure to substantive American law topics in key areas of international business practice.
Event: Emory University School of Law -Center for Transactional Law and Practice Subject: Transactional Education: What’s next? Discussant: Professor Tamar Frankel Date: June 4-5, 2010 Time: 8:00am 4:00pm EST Place: Emory University School of Law, Gambrell Hall 1301 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA
Event: U.S. Congress– Testimony before the Committee on Financial Services Subject: Alleged Madoff Investment Scam Date: January 5, 2009 Time: 2:00pm- EST Place: Washington D.C. Room 2188 Rayburn Bldg. Subcommittee Chairman Paul Kanjorski chaired a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the $50 billion investment scam allegedly engineered by Bernard L. Madoff that is the subject of multiple investigations. The hearing titled” Assessing the Madoff Ponzi Scheme and the Need for Regulatory Reform” focused on the need to rewrite the laws governing the U.S. financial markets. Members testifying before the Committee: Tamar Frankel – Professor, Boston University Law School Goldstein, Allan – Investor Harbeck, Stephen P. – Pres. and CEO, SIPC Kotz, David H. – Inspector General, SEC Metzger, Leon M. – Lecturer, Yale Univ. The hearings were televised over C-SPAN.