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Hon. David S. Ruder

Hon. David S. Ruder

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
William W. Gurley Memorial Professor of Law Emeritus
Chicago, IL, USA

David S. Ruder is the William W. Gurley Memorial Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.  He served as Dean of the School from 1977 to 1985.  From 1987 to 1989 he served as Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

He is a member of the Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues.  He is the former Board Chairman of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum and the former Board Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.  He is an Emeritus member of the Advisory Council of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.  He has served as a Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation and the Financial Accounting Foundation, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.

Professor Ruder is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.  He has received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the William O. Douglas Award conferred annually by the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, and the Institutional Investor Mutual Fund Industry Lifetime Achievement Award.

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