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. 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 was a Trustee of the Practising Law Institute from 1983-2013 and Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2012-13. Her book Life at the Center: Reflections on Fifty Years of Securities Regulation was published by PLI in 2014. Her book Regulation by Prosecution: The Securities and Exchange Commission Versus Corporate America was published by Simon & Schuster in 1984. She has also authored over 50 articles in legal journals.