Ronald H. Filler, Professor of Law, Emeritus, was named to the FIA Hall of Fame alongside nine other honorees. Filler and this year’s class joins 165 other members of the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005.
“We established the FIA Hall of Fame to recognize the people who have made exceptional contributions to the growth and development of the futures, options, and listed derivatives industry. This year’s inductees represent business leaders, advocates, policymakers, and visionaries who have provided the leadership and support necessary to keep our industry growing,” said Walt Lukken, President and CEO of FIA, in a press release announcing the new class.
Professor Filler is an expert in the area of financial services law, and joined the New York Law School (NYLS) faculty in 2008 after years in various financial sector roles. He is a prolific speaker and writer on several issues involving the financial services industry. Throughout his more than 35 years in the futures and derivatives area, he has served on several boards and advisory committees of U.S. exchanges and clearinghouses and other industry organizations.
In 2021, NYLS launched the Ronald H. Filler Institute for Financial Services Law. Today, the Institute offers innovative educational programming, CLE panels, and speaker forums for students and professionals alike. The Institute provides opportunities for students to gain expertise in financial services and to learn skills regarding transactions, finance, agreement negotiation, and structure. Through the Institute, NYLS will expand financial services externship opportunities for students and add a specialized financial services concentration to the curriculum. Its growing course offerings will concentrate on asset management, banking, capital markets, and international regulation.
“I congratulate Professor Filler on this well-deserved honor,” said Anthony W. Crowell, NYLS Dean and President. “His influence and impact in financial services law is felt each and every day at NYLS. He is a role model for our students and alumni, and a constant source of pride for our great institution.”