Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Celebrating and Honoring Roberta Karmel

Brooklyn Law School is hosting a two-day symposium next week to celebrate Roberta Karmel on her retirement. Here is the key part of the promotional blurb:

Join us to celebrate the career of Professor Roberta Karmel, the Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Professor Karmel has been a pathbreaker in all senses of the word. She was the first female partner at the law firm of Rogers and Wells, the first female Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and, for over 30 years, a teacher, mentor, colleague, and prominent scholar of business and securities law.

The symposium will be held virtually May 13-14 and will include a celebration of Professor Karmel’s career hosted by the Law School with tributes from the BLS community, alumni, and special guests.

Additional information about the program (including a link to the registration form) can be found here, and the agenda can be found here.  I am privileged to be a speaker at this event.  Roberta is a hero of mine and an inspiration to us all.  I hope that you can attend. 

Please note that the organizers have invited folks to leave a short anecdote regarding or tribute to Roberta.  The registration form offers a place to do that.  But I suspect that friend-of-the-BLPB Miriam Baer (who is a coordinator of the program) would be happy to take an email from you if that proves to be best.  Her email address is [email protected].


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