Masters of Law in Taxation Chicago Kent College of Law
JD, Law DePaul University
Areas of Expertise
White Collar Crime
Miriam F. Weismann, JD, LLM (taxation) is a Clinical Professor of Business Law. She was previously a tenured professor teaching in the JD/MBA graduate program at Suffolk University (Boston) and in the undergraduate business school. Her research focus includes white collar crime, financial fraud, corporate governance, international law, taxation, and legal ethics. She has published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of World Business and has published two recent books, Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud and Parallel Proceedings: Navigating Multiple Case Prosecutions. Her third book on Anti-Money Laundering is forthcoming.
Professor Weismann practiced law for almost 30 years before entering academia. She was a capital partner in a national law firm. There, she handled white collar criminal defense work and major securities and tax-related litigation. She also argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. In 1991, she joined the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, as an assistant federal prosecutor, assigned to the Business and Securities Fraud division. She later served as Supervisory Assistant Special Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel John C. Danforth in the WACO investigation. In 2003, she was appointed by President Bush to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Her major case prosecutions include the Ford/Firestone investigations and the prosecution of Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Exide Technologies in connection with the DieHard battery. She also prosecuted organized crime and public corruption cases. While serving as a federal prosecutor she received the Director’s Award for excellence in the prosecution of a major public corruption case from then Attorney General Janet Reno and numerous case prosecution awards from the FBI, IRS, DEA, and Postal Inspection Service.
Weismann, M. & Buscaglia, C. (2012). How Cybersafe are the BRICs? Journal of Legal Ethical and Regulatory Issues. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues. 15 (2), 61-93.
Weismann, M. (2012). Achieving the Goal of Credible Regulatory Oversight. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues. 15 (2), 1-46.
Weismann, M. (2010). Philosopher's Wool Co.: SME Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Global Economy. The Case Journal. 6 (2).
Weismann, M. (2010). Regulating Unlawful Behavior in the Global Business Environment: The Functional Integration of Sovereignty and Multilateralism. Journal of World Business. 45 (3), 312-321.
Weismann, M. (2009). The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Failure of the Self-Regulatory Model of Corporate Governance in the Global Business Environment. Journal of Business Ethics. 88 (4), 615-661.
Weismann, M. (2007). Spreading Democracy Everywhere But Here: The Unlikely Prospect of Foreign National Defendants Asserting Violations in American Courts After SANCHEZ-LLAMAS v. OREGON and MEDELLIN v. DRETKE. Southern New England School of Law Roundtable Symposium Law Journal. 2.
Weismann, M. (2006). Selling Out Corporate Reform: Eliminating The Disinterested Person Requirement For Investment Bankers Advising Chapter 11 Debtors. New York University Journal of Law & Business. 2, 731-761.
Weismann, M. (2005). The Convention on Cybercrime: A Harmonizing Implementation of International Penal Law: What Prospects for Procedural Due Process?. John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law. 23, 329-362.
Weismann, M. (2004). Corporate Transparency or Congressional Window-dressing? The Case Against Sarbanes-Oxley As A Means To Avoid Another Corporate Debacle: The Failed Attempt To Revive Meaningful Regulatory Oversight. Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. 10 (1), 98-137.
Weismann, M. (2014). Money Laundering: Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement. American Bar Association Publishing Co..