Professor Alan R. Bromberg, a University Distinguished Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, died March 27, 2014 at the age of 85. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Harvard in 1949, and his J.D. from Yale University in 1952. He was a senior fellow of the Yale Law faculty and visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
He was the author of a number of authoritative publications, including Bromberg & Lowenfels on Securities Fraud and Commodities Fraud (Thomson/West, 2d edition, 8 volumes, & Annual Supplements), Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnership (Aspen 1997, 4 volumes, & Annual Supplements), Bromberg & Ribstein on Limited Liability Partnerships, The Revised Uniform Partnership Act and the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and numerous articles on tax, partnership, corporate, securities, and commodities law. He was cited in 2494 law reviews and journals, a total of 348 Federal Court published decisions, and 171 State Court published decisions. The New York Times recognized Bromberg’s expertise and interviewed him many times over the years; he was quoted approximately thirty times in various articles.
Bromberg's expertise extended beyond partnership law, of course, but within that field he was an exceptionally important and influential figure.