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

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The Yates Memorandum

  Written by: Gideon Mark Perhaps the most trenchant critique of the federal government’s response to the Great Recession of 2007-09 was that the Department of Justice pursued enforcement actions against financial institutions but failed to prosecute any senior officers employed by those organizations.  The DOJ secured only one conviction...

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Blowing the whistle: An American tradition

Written by: David Weber As originally published in The Hill, November 4, 2017 http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/358621-blowing-the-whistle-an-american-tradition?rnd=1509724408   This coming week, it will be exactly 241 years since the Frigate Warren was anchored off Providence, R.I. Warren was the first of the 13 frigates authorized by the Continental Congress after we declared our...

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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...

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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...

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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...