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The rise of whistleblower bounties to prevent and deter corporate wrongdoing

Apr 4, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jeffries Hall 0220
Many statutes now permit bounties for whistleblowers who provide enforcement relevant information to the authorities.  The growth in such bounties has been quite rapid in recent years generating substantial scholarly, policy and practical interest.  However, much of the scholarship does not address a critical feature of corporate liability in the US – there is considerable uncertainty about both the scope and definition of wrongdoing. This talk examines the effects of this uncertainty on the desirable structure and incidence of bounty regimes.  Some key findings are that the greater this uncertainty the harder it will be to gather information about wrongdoing both within a firm and more generally because individuals will likely be reluctant to share information that might be relevant to enforcement. This has numerous effects. First, as gathering and sharing of information becomes more difficult it will become harder to deter and prevent wrongdoing, which in part depends on gathering and sharing information.  Second, weaker gathering and sharing of information within the firm will hamper the ability of employees to work together cohesively. This not only worsens firm performance (which has its own costs), but also is likely to increase wrongdoing because poor firm performance is a key predicator of corporate wrongdoing. The analysis thus counsels caution in extending whistleblower bounties to areas where the underlying law is uncertain, provides insights on how one might design a bounty system in light of this uncertainty (e.g., differentiating between internal and external whistleblowers, varying bounties by firm size), and lays out certain steps that might be taken to ameliorate some of the identified effects of uncertainty.

Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium

Feb 23, 2019, 8:30 am-5:00 pm EST
Jeffries Hall Room 1225
The Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium celebrates the Michigan Technology Law Review’s 25th Anniversary by hosting an event dedicated to cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of technology and the law. Specifically, this symposium is designed to examine the inherent tensions between securing privacy rights and the ease at which transactions occur, facilitated by new innovative technologies.

Gender and Sexuality in the Islamic Culture

Oct 26, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm EDT
Rackham Amphitheatre
Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, former judge, and human rights activist. Ebadi will be introduced by Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law at the University of Michigan.

Alt-Association: The Role of Law in Combating Extremism

Nov 17, 2018, 8:30 am-6:30 pm EST
South Hall
This Symposium is intended to provide an overview of the legal mechanisms and challenges in responding to extremist organizations, as well as an opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams to address the issues. 
Ford School
PUBPOL 495

PUBPOL 495.004: Topics: Comparative Law and Policy

Valenta Kabo
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2015
1:00-2:30 pm EST

Because law is one of the means through which policies are enacted, understanding the different structures of legal systems is a necessary for understanding policy promulgation in different country-contexts.