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Tamar Frankel


Professor Tamar Frankel writes and teaches in the areas of fiduciary law, corporate governance, mutual funds and the regulation of the financial system. She has published 10 books and more than 80 articles and book chapters. In 2018, Professor Frankel was honored by the Section on Women in Legal Education (WILE) of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) with the prestigious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a lawyer whose work has had a significant impact upon women, the legal community, and the academy. In 2013, the Institute for Fiduciary Standard established the annual Frankel Fiduciary Prize in her honor to award individuals who advance fiduciary principles. WealthManagerWeb has named her among the 50 Top Women in Wealth Management. In addition, she was noted as one of the most well-known 500 lawyers on Lawdragon, and as one of the Women Trailblazers in the Law by the ABA Commission project on Women in the Profession. In 1998, Professor Frankel was instrumental in establishing and designing the corporate structure of the Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN).  A long-time member of the Boston University School of Law faculty, Professor Frankel was a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission (1995–1997) and at the Brookings Institution (1987). She has taught and lectured at Oxford University, Tokyo University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School. She has been in private practice in Israel, Boston, and Washington, DC and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the American Law Institute, and The American Bar Foundation.