Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

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Prosecuting Individuals for Financial Crimes - Some Questionable Recent Ideas

The government must be very sensitive about all the criticism it has been getting, from Congress, some judges and others, for not prosecuting more individuals for financial crimes. Perhaps in response, senior government...more

Compliance in the C-Suite

The ongoing debate whether certain executives are “too big to jail” misses the most important trend in corporate governance – namely, that criminal conduct is rising in the C-Suite. Viewed from a broad perspective, since...more

Officers and Directors Face Personal Liability Under the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

A fertilizer plant explodes, damaging neighboring properties, and causing injury and death to bystanders. A manufacturing facility releases a toxic substance into the air causing harm to a nearby community. A vessel spills...more

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