Joel Seligman

Joel Seligman, one of the nation’s leading experts on securities law, served as the 10th president of the University of Rochester from July 2005 through February 2018. Seligman is the co-author, with the late Louis Loss and with Troy Paredes, of the 11-volume Securities Regulation, the leading treatise in the field, and author of The Transformation of Wall Street: A History of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Modern Corporate Finance. He has served on numerous boards, including the National Association of Securities Dealers (2004–’07), Eastman Kodak Company (2009–’13), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (2007–’15). Seligman is the author or co-author of 20 books and more than 40 articles on legal issues related to securities and corporations. He came to Rochester from the Washington University School of Law, where he was dean and Ethan A. H. Shepley University Professor from 1999 to 2005. He had previously been dean and Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, and had served on the law faculties at Michigan, George Washington, and Northeastern.