Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) Blog


The Financial Choice Act of 2017

Written by: Gideon Mark On June 8, 2017 the U.S. House of Representative passed on a virtually party-line vote the Financial Choice Act of 2017 (FCA), which is designed to repeal and rollback many of the most important reforms adopted by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...


Saving Government Pensions with Better Legal Standards

Written by: Leigh Anenson Millions of government employees are counting on the funds from their government pension plans to get them through their retirement years. But a potential economic crisis looms.  Many state and local pension systems teeter on the brink of financial disaster. What is more, there is no...


Controversial use of administrative proceedings

In October 2016, C-BERC’s Associate Director Gideon Mark, associate professor of logistics, business and public policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, published an article entitled “SEC and CFTC Administrative Proceedings.”  The article appears in Volume 19 of the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Constitutional...