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As of 3/2/2021 12:36:58 AM

Corporate Criminality

This course will examine the legal and practical dimensions of attaching criminal liability to corporate conduct. Specific areas of inquiry include: how prosecutors determine when to seek criminal penalties against corporate entities; the dynamics of defending corporate clients, including how to conduct an internal investigation, and whether and when corporations should be asked/required to waive attorney client privilege; the role played by the United States Sentencing Guidelines in influencing business structures and conduct; and issues arising from litigation on multiple fronts, such as when corporations face regulatory review, potential criminal charges, False Claims Act qui tam lawsuits, and SEC investigation all arising from the same operative set of facts. This course is open to all, and will be particularly useful for students who expect to work in government or at large law firms.

Professor Hurley