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Eric D. Roiter

Boston University, School of Law
Lecturer in Law
Chestnut Hill, MA, USA


Mr. Roiter is presently  a lecturer on law at Boston University School of Law and Boston College Law School. From 1997 to June 2008, Mr. Roiter served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMR Co.), headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the investment adviser arm of Fidelity Investments, the nation’s largest mutual fund group. As General Counsel, Mr. Roiter was responsible for supervising and providing legal advice and representation for all aspects of Fidelity’s mutual fund business. 

From 1985 to 1997, Mr. Roiter was a corporate partner with Debevoise & Plimpton, resident in its Washington, D.C. office, specializing in securities and financial services law.  Prior to joining Debevoise & Plimpton as an associate in 1981, Mr. Roiter was with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., serving in various legal positions, including Assistant General Counsel from 1979 to 1981.

Mr. Roiter received a J.D. degree in 1973 and an LLM (specializing in securities laws) in 1981  from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island (1970) where he was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.


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