Oral History of Tamar Frankel

Tamar Frankel is a Professor at Boston University School of Law where she has taught since 1968. She was the first woman appointed to the tenure track at B.U. Law School and was first woman to receive tenure.

She is a leading expert in the areas of financial system regulation, fiduciary law, and corporate governance. She is the author of a number of definitive volumes in the area of financial management including Securitization, The Regulation of Money Managers (with Ann Taylor Schwing) and Securitization, and Investment Management Regulation (with Clifford E. Kirsch). She recently published Trust and Honesty: America's Business Culture at a Crossroads. In addition Professor Frankel has published more than 40 articles and book chapters.

Professor Frankel received her law degree from the Jerusalem Law Classes (Israel) and received LLM and SJD degrees from Harvard Law School. A native of Israel, Professor Frankel has been an attorney in the legal department of the Israeli Air Force, an assistant attorney general for Israel's Ministry of Justice, and the legal advisor of the State of Israel Bonds Organization in Europe. She also worked in private practice in Israel, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Professor Frankel has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and several international law schools. She has also held fellowships at the Brookings Institute, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Oxford University. Her interest in legal changes brought about by the Internet led to her involvement as chairperson in 1998 of the International Forum on the White Paper in Washington, Geneva and Singapore, and her participation in open meetings on ICANN in Argentina and Los Angeles.

Professor Frankel lives with her husband, Ray Atkins, in Framingham, Massachusetts. She has two children, Anat Bird and Michael Frankel, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

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