Boston University School of Law

Tamar Frankel

Michaels Faculty Research Scholar
Professor of Law

LL.M., S.J.D., Harvard Law School
Diploma, Jerusalem Law Classes, Israel

Interests: financial system regulation; fiduciary law; corporate governance; the Internet

Professor Tamar Frankel has been writing and teaching in the areas of fiduciary law, corporate governance, mutual funds and the regulation of the financial system. Among her books are: Fiduciary Law (2010)(Oxford University press), Trust and Honesty, America's Business Culture at a Crossroad (2006)(Oxford University Press), Securitization (2d ed. 2006) (Fathom Publishing Co), and The Regulation of Money Managers (2d ed. with Ann Taylor Schwing) (2d ed. 2001). She has published more than 70 articles and book chapters. In 1998, Professor Frankel was instrumental in the establishment and corporate structure design 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 taught and lectured at Oxford University, Tokyo University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School. She consulted with the People's Bank of China and lectured in Canada, India, Malaysia, and Switzerland. A native of Israel, Professor Frankel served as an attorney in the legal department of the Israeli Air Force, an assistant attorney general for Israel's Ministry of Justice and the legal advisor of the State of Israel Bonds Organization in Europe. She has been in private practice in Israel, Boston and Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the American Law Institute, and The American Bar Foundation.