Rosario (Roy) Girasa of Bennington has been awarded the title of distinguished professor by Pace University. This is the highest honor Pace bestows on a faculty member in recognition of a sustained record of extensive, extraordinary research and scholarship, outstanding teaching, and exemplary service to the university, community and the faculty member's professional field.
Girasa has been a professor of law in the Lubin School of Business on the Pleasantville (N.Y.) Campus since 1980. He holds four degrees: a BS and PhD from Fordham University, an MLA from Johns Hopkins University, and a JD from New York University School of Law.
He formerly was a practicing attorney engaged in trial work in New York City and was admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. He served as a captain in the US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1962-1966, and served as counsel to Sen. Olga Mendez, the first Puerto Rican woman to serve in a legislature in the U.S.
Girasa is the author of five published texts and 130 articles. His books include the textbook and manual Cyberlaw: National and International Perspectives; Corporate Governance and the Law of Finance; Laws and Regulations in Global Financial Markets; Shadow Banking: Rise, Risks, and Rewards of Non-Banking Financial Services; and Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies (available June 2018).
He has delivered lectures globally, including four annual conferences in Tunisia, a number of colleges in India, and at the Supreme Court of India. Girasa gave MBA seminars at the University of Shanghai Finance and Economics and at four annual seminars in Stralsund, Germany.