Kenneth J. Bialkin z”l
Kenneth J. Bialkin was Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations from July 1984 to June 1986.
He also served as National Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith from 1982 to 1986, President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York from 1989 to 1992, and President or Chairman of the American Jewish Historical Society from 1997 to 2007. He was also Chairman of the Board of the America-Israel Friendship League, Chairman of the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement of the AJHS, as well as Secretary and a trustee of Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Bialkin was Of Counsel in the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. From 1967 to 1987 he taught Federal regulation of securities at New York University Law School, where he was an adjunct Professor of Law. A former chairman of the Business Law Section and of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association, he was also past president of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. He lectured and wrote extensively in the fields of corporation finance and securities regulation, and acted as director or adviser to several publicly traded companies.
Mr. Bialkin graduated from the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He served as a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of The Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York, served as adviser to the Federal Securities Code Project of the American Law Institute and to the Corporate Governance Project of the ALI, as well as on advisory committees of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, and the American Stock Exchange.