One of our most distinguished authors passed away recently.  Harold S. “Hal” Bloomenthal, scholar, practitioner, and author, was considered a dean of West’s Securities Law Library.

Having practiced in the areas of corporate and securities law since 1955, Hal’s titles included:  Securities Law HandbookEmerging Trends in Securities LawSecurities and Federal Corporate Law 2dInternational Capital Markets and Securities RegulationGoing Public HandbookSarbanes-Oxley Act in Perspective, and Securities and Federal Corporate Law Report.


Hal had a long, varied and distinguished career in law.  After graduating with a B.S. degree from Marshall University, Hal served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.  Following his military service, Hal received a J.D. degree from Duke Law School and a J.S.D. degree from Yale Law School. He commenced his law career as an enforcement attorney in the Denver Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hal most recently served as counsel to the Denver firm of Holme Roberts & Owen, L.L.P. and as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver College of Law. He also taught securities law as a member of the faculty at the Wyoming College of Law and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, and as a visiting professor at Duke Law School, Colorado University, the University of Arizona, and The Hastings College of the Law.

Hal will be remembered fondly by his family and countless students, colleagues, and friends.  Many lives touched, and a life well lived.

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