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Kenneth J. Bialkin z”l

Kenneth J. Bialkin was Chairman of the Confer­ence of Presi­dents of Major American Jewish Organizations from 1984 to 1986, 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 is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of the America-Israel Friendship League, Chairman of the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement of the AJHS, and Secretary and a trustee of Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Bialkin is Of Counsel in the New York 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 adjunct Profes­sor of Law. He is a former chairman of the Business Law Section and of the Commit­tee on Feder­al Regu­lation of Secu­rities of the Ameri­can Bar Associa­tion. He is past presi­dent of the New York County Lawyers’ Associa­tion. He has lec­tured and writ­ten exten­sively in the fields of corpo­ration finance and securi­ties regula­tion and has acted as director or adviser to several publicly traded companies. Mr. Bialkin is a graduate of the Uni­versity of Michigan and of 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. He has 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.