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Corruption, Fraud and Corporate Crimes (Tulante/Lee)

Spring 2021   LAW 980-001  

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Faculty
Sozi Pedro Tulante

Adjunct Professor of Law

stulante@law.upenn.edu
Steve Lee

Lecturer in Law

Steve_Lee@comcast.com
Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations

Grading
25% Participation,
50% Paper,
25% Other (The remaining 25% is based on a class presentation.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Meeting Times/Location
M 6:40PM - 8:40PM

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

The enforcement of criminal laws relating to corporate crime continues to be a priority for the Department of Justice (DOJ) and an area of significant interest for the business community and the white-collar defense bar. Corporate crime sweeps in a wide range of conduct including both domestic and international forms of corruption, bribery, insider trading, market manipulation, and money laundering, through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). This course will focus on aspects of corporate criminal investigations and prosecutions, with a focus on various forms of corporate corruption, from the perspectives of federal prosecutors and regulators, white-collar defense counsel, and the corporation itself.

Topics that we will cover include principles of corporate liability; the conduct of internal and government investigations of corporate misconduct; the development of the FCPA and related law regarding corporate corruption; strategic considerations for prosecutors and defense counsel in criminal corporate corruption investigations; Department of Justice policies on charging, including those designed to incentivize voluntary disclosures, cooperation and remediation; legal and practical issues raised by international corruption cases; and proposals for reform of corporate criminal laws and policies

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Courts and the Judicial System Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.

Criminal Law and Procedure Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.


Textbooks

"White Collar Crime" by David Mills, Robert Weisberg
Edition: (February 2, 2020)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781543815894
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