Alumnus and Chicago Board Options Exchange CEO to speak about ‘Market Meltdown’ at College of Law Oct. 16
Analyzing the financial collapse of 2008 and exploring reform tactics will be the topic of a lecture from William J. Brodsky ’65, L’68 on Friday, Oct. 16. His lecture, “Financial Regulatory Reform in the Wake of the Market Meltdown of 2008,” will be held in room 175 of E.I. White Hall at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Brodsky is chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, a position he has held since 1997. In October 2008, he was the first leader of a derivatives exchange to be named chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).
He began his career as an attorney in the securities industry with the firm of Model, Roland and Co. in 1968. In 1974, he joined the American Stock Exchange as special counsel in the government relations and policy planning department. He later became the head of options trading and, in 1979, became the American Stock Exchange’s executive vice president for operations.
Brodsky serves as director of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., an S&P 500 company. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s International advisory committee. Brodsky also serves on the Kellogg School of Management advisory council and is a Trustee of SU. He is a member of the board of trustees of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, where he chairs its investment committee.
As a law student, Brodsky was president of his first-year class, business manager of the Syracuse Law Review, and helped establish Onondaga Neighborhood Legal Services Inc., one of the first Office of Economic Opportunity’s Legal Service programs in the country.