Conference on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing
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April 17-18, 2015

During this two-day interdisciplinary conference, scholars from law, business, sociology, economics, and psychology presented original papers on corporate crime and securities fraud. The papers will be published in the Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing (Jennifer Arlen ’86 ed., Edward Elgar Press). Conference participants included: Jennifer Arlen, Cindy Alexander, Miriam Baer, Samuel Buell, Stephen Choi, Mark Cohen, Kevin Davis, David Engstrom, Vic Khanna, Michael Klausner, Geoffrey Miller, Adam Pritchard, Sally Simpson, Tina Soreide, Matthew Stephenson, and Tom Tyler.

Conference Organizer: Jennifer Arlen

Keynote Speakers:

  • Leslie Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice (Lunch)
  • Honorable Jed Rakoff, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York (Dinner)​

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The following topics and papers were discussed and presented during the conference:

Causes of Corporate Crime

Moderator: William Laufer, Julian Aresty Professor, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Sociology, and Criminology, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

  • Causes of Corporate Crime
    Mark Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise & Professor of Law, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
    Sally Simpson, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland
    Discussant: Thomas Miles, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law & Economics and Walter Mander Research Scholar, University of Chicago Law School
  • Psychology and the Deterrence of Corporate Crime
    Tom Tyler, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School
    Discussant: Janice Nadler, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Individual Sanctions and Influence

Moderator: J. J. Prescott, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

  • Criminally Bad Management
    Samuel Buell, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
    Discussant: Daniel Richman, Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Do Influential General Counsels Influence the Incidence of Fraud?
    Vikramaditya Khanna, William W. Cook Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
    Discussant: Alexander Dyck, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Pollack Center Project on Securities Fraud Litigation

Public and Private Liability for Securities Fraud

Moderator: Emiliano Catan LLM ’10, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Law

  • Modes of SEC Enforcement: Corporate, Individual and Gatekeeper Liability
    Michael Klausner, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Visiting Professor, NYU School of Law
    Discussant: Marcel Kahan, George T. Lowy Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
  • Securities Law and Its Enforcers
    Stephen Choi, Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law, Director, Pollack Center for Law & Business, NYU School of Law
    Adam Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
    Discussant: David Webber, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law

Regulation of Foreign Public Corruption

Moderator: Andy Spalding, Associate Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

  • Political Economy for Foreign Corruption
    Matthew Stephenson, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    Discussant: Rachel Brewster, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Multijurisdictional Enforcement Games
    Kevin Davis, Vice Dean and Beller Family Professor of Business Law, NYU School of Law
    Discussant: Paul Lagunes, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Corruption in State Administration
    Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science), Yale Law School
    Tina Søreide, Researcher in Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway
    Discussant: Jean Ensminger, Edie and Lew Wasserman Professor of Social Science, California Institute of Technology

Corporate Crime: Compliance and Reputation

Moderator: Antony Niblett, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Does Conviction Matter? The Reputational and Collateral Effects of Corporate Crime
    Cindy Alexander, Research Fellow, Law and Economics Center, George Mason University
    Jennifer Arlen, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law, Faculty Co-Director Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, NYU School of Law
    Discussant: Jonathan Karpoff, Professor of Finance, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
  • Corporate Compliance
    Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, Faculty Co-Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, NYU School of Law
    Discussant: Jeffrey Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Private Investigation of Public Wrongs

Moderator: Kathleen Clark, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law

  • Civil Bounty Regimes
    David Freeman Engstrom, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
    Discussant: Marcia Miceli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • When the Corporation Investigates Itself
    Miriam Baer, Professor of Law, Brooklyn School of Law
    Discussant: Darryl Brown, O. M. Vicars Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Continuing Legal Education

This event was approved for up to 11.5 New York State CLE credits.
The event was appropriate for newly admitted as well as experienced attorneys.