Weismann, Miriam

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  • 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 three recent books, Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud, Parallel Proceedings: Navigating Multiple Case Prosecutions and Moneylaundering: Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement.

    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.

research interests

  • Business Ethics; Corporate Governance; Business Law; Tax; White Collar Crime; International Law
  • Business Ethics
    Corporate Governance
    Business Law
    White Collar Crime
    International Law

teaching overview

  • Fraud Examination
    Fraud Investigation
    Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Law and Regulation
    Income Tax Accounting
    Legal Environment of Business
    Master's Project in Management
    Seminar In Taxation
    Special Topics in Business Law
    Tax Research, Practice and Procedure
    The Legal Environment of Business

full name

  • Miriam Weismann


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