Prof. Sale Appointed to FINRA Board of Governors

Hillary Sale, the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and Professor of Management, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors. 

FINRA regulates all securities firms doing business in the United States. It seeks investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services. The Board of Governors performs a critical leadership role in developing and implementing FINRA’s investor-protection agenda.

Sale was also recently appointed to the 2016 Class of Fellows of the American College of Governance Counsel, which recognizes distinguished professionals who excel in counseling boards and directors, officers, and others charged with governance responsibilities.

Sale is an expert in securities and corporate governance, and ranks among the nation’s best scholars, teachers, and leaders in corporate and securities law. She is a frequent speaker to industry and academics on corporate governance, leadership, and women’s leadership, and was selected as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business for 2014 by the St. Louis Business Journal. Sale is the author of numerous articles and the co-author of a casebook on federal securities regulation and of a book on federal securities laws, rules, and forms.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of DirectWomen and Chair of the DirectWomen Board Institute, an organization dedicated to educating women attorneys about public company boards. She also is a member of the American Law Institute and a member of the ABA Corporate Laws Committee.