Roberta S. Karmel is Centennial Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law at Brooklyn Law School. She was engaged in the private practice of law in New York City for over thirty years. From 1987 to 2002 she was a partner and then of counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. She was a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1977-80, a public director of the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. from 1983-89, and a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the NASDR from 1998-2001.
Professor Karmel is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Practising Law Institute. She is a Continuing Advisor to the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association and was a member of the ABA Presidential Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform. She is a member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and on the Boards of Advisors of Securities Regulation and Law Report, The Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation, and the World Securities Law Report. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 1991-92.
Professor Karmel is the author of over 50 articles in books and legal journals, and writes a regular column on securities regulation for the New York Law Journal. She is a frequent lecturer on financial regulation. Her book entitled Regulation by Prosecution: The Securities and Exchange Commission vs. Corporate America was published by Simon and Schuster in 1982.