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Howard Ruda

Howard Ruda, American lawyer, finance company executive. Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1959.

Background

  • Ruda, Howard was born on September 7, 1932 in New York City. Son of Menahem and Lucy (Gillenson) Ruda.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City College of New York, 1954. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate, then partner Laporte & Meyers, New York City, 1959-1963. Staff attorney, then general counsel Meinhard Commercial Corporation, 1963-1968. With C.I.T. Group Holdings, Inc., 1968-1987, assistant general counsel, since 1968.

      General counsel, vice president, director C.I.T. Corporation, C.I.T. Leasing Corporation, 1973-1984. Counsel Hahn & Hessen, since 1987. Lecturer Practicing Law Institute, Banking Law Institute.

      Director American Bankruptcy Institute, 1982-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1959.

    Works

    • Editor: Asset Based Financing, Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Commercial Finance Lawyers (regent 1992-1995). Member American Bar Association (chairman equipment financing committee 1982-1985, chairman ad hoc bulk sales committee 1987-1990), American Law Institute, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Leah E. Zeliger, September 22, 1963. 1 child, Amy.
    • father: Menahem Ruda
    • mother: Lucy (Gillenson) Ruda
    • spouse: Leah E. Zeliger
    • child: Amy Ruda
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    Born September 7, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1954
      City College of New York
    • 1959
      Columbia University
    • 1959 - 1963
      Associate, Laporte & Meyers
    • 1959 - 1963
      then partner, Laporte & Meyers
    • 1963 - 1968
      staff attorney, Meinhard Commercial Corporation
    • 1963 - 1968
      then general counsel, Meinhard Commercial Corporation
    • 1968 - 1987
      with C.I.T. Group Holdings
    • 1973 - 1984
      general counsel, C.I.T. Corporation
    • 1973 - 1984
      vice president, C.I.T. Corporation
    • 1973 - 1984
      director, C.I.T. Corporation
    • 1987
      counsel, Hahn & Hessen
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