Works and Citations

Works – Refereed Publications (Back to 1999 only)


“SAC Capital:  Firm Criminal Liability, Civil Fines, and the Insulated CEO,” American University Business Law Review, 4(3): 441-469 (2015).

“That Fiduciary Question,” Investments & Wealth Monitor, July/August 5-9 (2015).

“In Defense of the Sage on the Stage:  Escaping from the ‘Sorcery’ of Learning Styles and Helping Students Learn How to Learn,” Journal of Legal Studies Education, 29(2): 191-237 (2012).

“The Ethical Issues in Multi-Authored and Mentor-Supervised Publications:  A Theoretical Overview,” with Islam H. El-adaway, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 138(1): 37-47 (2012).

“A Proactive Proposal for Self-Regulation of the Actuarial Profession,” with Sally Gunz, American Business Law Journal, 48(4): 641-697 (2011).

“The Eight Principles of the Microeconomics and Regulatory Future of Ticket Scalping, Ticket Brokers, and Secondary Ticket Markets,” with Stephen K. Happel, Journal of Law and Commerce 28(2): 115- 209 (2010).

“The Sloppiness of Business Ethics,” Reason Papers 31:109-124(2009).

“Of Candor and Conflicts:  What Were We Thinking?” CFA Institute Conference Proceedings Quarterly

26(1): 29-29 (2009).

“On Staying With Our Students,” Journal of Legal Studies Education 26(1):241-243 (2009).

“Internal Control Audits: Judges’ Perceptions of the Credibility of the Financial Reporting Process and Likely Auditor Liability,” with Phillip M.J. Reckers,  Advances in Accounting 24(1): 182-190 (2008).

“An Economic Analysis of Academic Dishonesty and Its Deterrence in Higher Education,” with Stephen K. Happel,  Journal of Legal Studies Education 25(2): 183-214 (2008).

“Principle and Influence in Codes of Ethics:  A Centering Resonance Analysis Comparing Pre- and Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Codes of Ethics,”  with Heather Canary, Journal of Business Ethics 80:263-278 (2008).

“Disruptive Students:  A Liability, Policy, and Ethical Overview,” Journal of Legal Studies Education, with Heidi L. Noonan-Day.  24(2): 291-324 (2007).

“When in Rome?” European Business Forum 31(4): 18-20 (2007).

“Fraud Is the Moving Target, Not Corporate Securities Attorneys:  The Market Relevance of Firing Before Being Fired Upon and Not Being ‘Shocked, Shocked’ That Fraud Is Going On,” Washburn L.J. 46: 27- 73 (2006).

“The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse,” European Business Forum 25: 32-39 (2006).

“Strong Corporate Governance & Audit Firm Rotation: Effects on Judges’ Independence Perceptions and Litigation Judgments,” Accounting Horizons 23(3): 253 – 270 (2006), with Philip M.J. Reckers and Kurt Pany.

“Duck When a Conflict of Interest Blinds You:  Judicial Conflicts of Interest in the Matters of Scalia and Ginsburg,”  University of San Francisco Law Review 39(4):873-928(2005), with Nim Razook.

“Where Are Our Minds and What Are We Thinking?  Virtue Ethics for a ‘Perfidious’ Media,”  Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 19(2): 637-704 (2005).

“Ethics and Investment Management:  True Reform,”  Financial Analysts Journal 61(3):45-58 (2005).

“The Disconnect Between and Among Legal Ethics, Business Ethics, Law, and Virtue:  Learning Not to Make Ethics So Complex,”  University of St. Thomas Law Journal 1(2): 995-1040 (2004)

“Managers Not MBAs:  A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development,”  Journal of Legal Studies Education 22(1): 99-101 (2004).

“Incorporating Ethics and Professionalism into Accounting Education and Research:  A Discussion of the Voids and Advocacy for Training in Seminal Works in Business Ethics,” Issues in Accounting Education 19(1):1-26 (2004).

“The Role of Purchasing in Corporate Social Responsibility:  A Structural Equation Analysis,”  Journal of Business Logistics 25(1): 145-186 (2004), with Craig Carter.

“Preventing Organizational Ethical Collapse,” Journal of Government Financial Management 53(1): 12-21(2004).

“A Primer on Enron:  Lessons From A Perfect Storm of Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance and Ethical Culture Failures,”  California Western Law Review 39(2):  163-262 (2003).

“Restoring Ethical Gumption in the Corporation:  A Federalist Paper on Corporate Governance – Restoration of Active Virtue in the Corporate Structure to Curb the ‘Yeehaw Culture’ in Organizations,” Wyoming Law Review 3(2):387-511 (2003).

“Restoring Medicine to the Free Market:  Views of an Economist, Lawyer, Mother, and Patient,” Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 8(4): 103-107 (2003).

“The Post-Enron Era for Stakeholder Theory:  A New Look at Corporate Governance and the Coase  Theorem,”  with Stephen Happel, Mercer Law Review 54(1): 873-938 (2003).

“Logistics Social Responsibility:  An Integrative Framework,”  Journal of Business Logistics 23(1):  145-182 (2002) with Craig Carte

“Creating a Futures Market for Major Event Tickets:  Problems and Prospects,” The Cato Journal 21(3):443-461 (2002) with Stephen Happel.

“The Economics, Legalities and Ethics of Slotting Fees,”21 Journal of Law and Commerce 1 (2001),    with Robert Aalberts and Stephen Happel,.

“Are Business Schools Anti-Business?” Across the Board 38(2): 29-37 (2001).

United States v. Morrison:  Where the Commerce Clause Meets Civil Rights and Reasonable Minds      Part Ways:  A Point and Counterpoint from a Constitutional and Social Perspective,”  New England Law Review 35(1): 23-68 (2000) with Nim Razook.

“Professional Education and Our Culture,” Academic Questions 13(2):10‑17 (2000).

“That ‘M’ Word:  To Disclose or Not to Disclose – Materiality and Ethics in Financial Reporting,”Corporate Finance Review 4(5): 43-46 (2000).

“Moral Disengagement and Lawyers:  Codes, Ethics, Conscience and Some Great Movies,” Duquesne Law Review 37(2): 573-602 (2000).

“I Want To Be Ethical, But the Law Won’t Let Me,” Corporate Finance Review 4(4): 34-38 (2000).

“Before Declaring Bankruptcy, Move to Florida and Buy a House: The Ethics and Judicial Inconsistencies of Debtor’s Conversions and Exemptions,” Southwestern University Law Review 28(3):439‑479 (1999), with John Norwood.

“What’s Happening in Business Schools?” The Public Interest 137:25‑ 41 (1999).

“The Ethics of Slotting: Is this Bribery, Facilitation or Just Plain Competition?” Journal of Business Ethics 20 (5): 207‑215 (1999), with Robert J. Aalberts.

“Ethics: Escaping the Either/Or Conundrum,” The Journal of Investment Consulting 1(1): viiiix December (1998).

“Business with a Soul: A Reexamination of What Counts in Business Ethics,” Hamline Journal of Law and Public Policy 20(1):1‑88 (1998), with Jon Entine.

“Teaching Stakeholder Theory: It’s For Strategy, Not Business Ethics,” Journal of Legal Studies Education 16(2):203‑226 (1998).

“Causality as an Influence on Hindsight Effects: An Empirical Examination of Judges’ Evaluation of Professional Audit Judgment,” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, with Philip M.J. Reckers and D.J. Lowe, 17(2):143‑167 (1998).

“Why An International Code of Business Ethics Would Be Good for Business,” with Larry R. Smeltzer, Journal of Business Ethics 17(1):57‑66 (1998).

“Clarity of Judgment During Amoral Times in a Society Addicted to Codified Law,” Otolaryngology ‑ Head and Neck Surgery 117 (1):1‑6 (1997).

“The Model Rules and the Code of Professional Responsibility Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With Ethics,” Wisconsin Law Review 1996(6):1223‑1254 (1996).

“Why Corporate Boards Don’t Work,” Journal of Law and Commerce 12 (1):85‑111 (1992).

National Citations

  • “Developing a Code of Ethics,” Inc., February 2010.
  • “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” Ethisphere, Quarter 4 (2009).
  • Randy Cohen, “Giving and Taking,” “The Ethicist,” New York Times, May 17, 2009, New York Times Magazine, p. 17.
  • “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” Ethisphere, Quarter 4 (2008).
  • Randy Cohen, “The Ethicist,” New York Times, November 30, 2008, New York Times Magazine, p. 17.
  • “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” Ethisphere, Quarter 4 (2007).
  • “FCPA Is Not Obscure,” New York Times, December 2, 2007, p. BU9.
  • Diana Ransom, “The Black Market In College-Graduation Tickets,” Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2007, pp. D1, D3.
  • Alan B. Krueger, “Wait Till Next Year, but Lock In the Ticket Price Now,” New York Times, February 2, 2006, p. C3.
  • Morgan Wetzel, “The Virtues of Compliance Over Complaint,” Financial Times, January 15, 2006.
  • Morgan Wetzel, “How To Respond When Only Bribe Money Talks,” Financial Times, July 11, 2005.
  • “Corporate Governance Ratings: How Good Are They?” CFA Magazine, May/June 2004.
  • “Recommended Reading from Business Leaders,” Business Week Online, April 10, 2003.
  • “Former GE Chief Has ‘Met His Match’ in Divorce Court,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 17, 2002, A1.
  • “Assailing, defending media’s role,” Chicago Tribune, July 28, 2002, BUS 1.
  • “Programs to reward directors’ charities decline,” Director’s Alert, October 2001, p.2).
  • “Seven Lessons About Super Bowl Ticket Prices,” New York Times, February 1, 2001, C2.
  • “Ethical Issues with the Incredible Hulk,”Los Angeles Times, July 5, 2000, E-2 (interview on the ethics of SUVs).
  • “Ca-Ching,” Forbes, June 12, 2000, pp. 84-85 (interview on ethics and legalities of slotting).
  • “Generational Warfare,” Forbes, March 23, 1999, p. 62 (interview on teaching business students).
  • “Whose Standards?” World Magazine (interview on ethical standards in the United States), Nov. 20, 1999.
  • “Where Are the Gloves? They Were Stocklifted by a Rival Producer,” Wall Street Journal, May 15, 1998, A1.
  • “All for One, One for All and Every Man for Himself,” New York Times, February 22, 1998, BUl .
  • “Warming the Cold Heart of Business,” Gail Dutton, Management Review, June, 1997, pp. 1819.
  • “What Business Are We In?” Gail Dutton, Management Review, September, 1997, p. 54.
  • “That So-Called Pythagoreas,” John Leo, U.S. News & World Report, May 26, 1997, p 14.
  • “Disney UnderSiege,” U.S. News & World Report, July 14, 1997, pp. 45-56.
  • “President Clinton’s Mandate for Fuzzy Math,” Wall Street Journal, June 11, 1997, A 22.
  • “The Latest Education Disaster,” Lynne V. Cheney, Weekly Standard, August 4, 1997, pp. 25-29.
  • “This is Math?” Time, August 25, 1997, pp. 66-67.
  • “The Social Cost of Offshore Sourcing,” Purchasing Today, November, 1997 pp. 47-50.
  • “Does You Child Need a Tutor?” Newsweek, March 30, 1998, pp. 46-53.
  • Yumiko Ono, “Where Are the Gloves? They Were Stocklifted by a Rival Producer,” Wall Street Journal, May 15, 1998, Al.
  • Adam Bryant, “All for One, One for All and Everyman for Himself,” New York Times, February 22, 1998, D 1.

Works as a Contributing Editor

“Low-Income Housing and the U.S. Supreme Court:  Reconstituting the Suburbs and Curbing Local Regulation of Zoning and Planning,” Real Estate Law Journal, 44(3): 387-395 (2015).

“When the CEO ‘Didn’t Know’,” Corporate Finance Review, 20*3): 32-35 (2015).

“From the Courts,” Real Estate Law Journal, 44(2): 271-278 (2015).

“Toshiba Lessons:  On Not Being so Judgmental of the Company of Japan,” Corporate Finance Review, 20(2): 36-39 (2015).

“What Accounting Fraud Looks Like At Its Inception:  Could You See It In Your Own Company?,” Corporate Finance Review, 20(1): 28-33 (2015).

“A Primer on Fixtures, Stripping, and Chutes,” Real Estate Law Journal, 44(1): 58-68 (2015).

“What the Financial World Can Learn From Football,” Corporate Finance Review, 19(5): 33-38 (2015).

“A Look at the Types of Ethical Issues in Financial News Headlines,” Corporate Finance Review, 19(4): 38-41 (2015).

“The Duped Daughter:  Promissory Estoppel and the Cattle Ranch,” Real Estate Law Journal, 43(3): 323-329 (2014).

“Economists, Ethics, and Regulators,” Corporate Finance Review, 19(3): 32-36 (2014).

“Accountability:  If It Happens on Your Watch…,” New Perspectives, 33(4): 37-40 (2014).

“The Self-Definer:  A Clever Way Around a Rule Is Not an Ethical Issue,” Corporate Finance Review, 19(2): 36-40 (2014).

“HOAs, Fees, Laches, and Litigation,” Real Estate Law Journal, 43(2): 195-201 (2014).

“This Is Not Our Culture,” Oh, But It Is, and Has Been For Some Time,” Corporate Finance Review, 19(1): 37-41 (2014).

“Title Fraud – Those Recording Statutes … Again,” Real Estate Law Journal, 43(1): 47-55 (2014).

“The Lessons on the Role of Auditors From the Academy Awards,” Corporate Finance Review, 18(6): 34-37 (2014).

“Foreclosure, Anti-Deficiency Statutes, and Confusion,” Real Estate Law Journal, 42(4): 493-502 (2014).

“He Had His Ethics Training – Oh, and About Those Harvard Grades,” Corporate Finance Review, 18(5): 34-37 (2014).

“Buffett Versus Goldman Versus Friedman:  Corporate Philanthropy and Finance,” Corporate Finance Review, 18(4): 29-32 (2014).

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Takings, Again,” Real Estate Law Journal, 42(3): 365-372 (2013).

“Ethics Lessons from Literature,” Corporate Finance Review, 18(3): 29-33 (2013).

“Accountability When Deceit Is In the Air:  The ‘Under the Bus’ Theorem,” Corporate Finance Review, 18(2): 30-34 (2013).

“The Problems, Nuisance and Otherwise, With Fauna,” Real Estate Law Journal, 42(2): 221-228 (2013).

“The Ethics of Willful Ignorance,” Corporate Finance Review, 18(1): 38-42 (2013).

“From Saws to Horses and Fallen Light Fixtures:  Contractors and Premises Liability,” Real Estate Law Journal, 42(1): 83-91 (2013).

“The ‘Who Knew’ Syndrome,” Corporate Finance Review, 17(6): 27-32 (2013).

“SAC:  Using Your Gut and Not a Legal Standard When Assessing Ethics and Character,” Corporate Finance Review, 17(5): 41-44 (2013).

“RESPA Fee Splits and Other Things That Go Bump in Escrow,” Real Estate Law Journal, 41(4): 491-498 (2013).

“What HP Missed About Ethical Culture in Acquisition of Autonomy,” Corporate Finance Review, 17(4): 36-38 (2013).

“From the Courts:  Technology, Real Estate, and Livery of Seisin,” Real Estate Law Journal, 41(3): 331-337 (2012).

“Are They Good or Are They Greedy?  JP Morgan Chase, Ina Drew, and the Dangers of Misguided Character Measurements,” Corporate Finance Review, 17(3): 37-41 (2012).

“Could the Ethics of Regulators Be Part of the Problem?,” Corporate Finance Review, 17(2): 33-37 (2012).

“From the Courts:  JT/ROS Rules and Another Right to a View Case,” Real Estate Law Journal, 41(2): 192-297 (2012).

“The Real (and Ethical) Lessons From JP Morgan Chase and the Facebook IPO,” Corporate Finance Review, 17(1): 39-43 (2012).

“A Glass Walkway, a Pipeline, An Easement, and A Tree,” Real Estate Law Journal, 41(1): 79-86 (2012).

“The Bystander Effect in Finance:  The Goldman Public Resignation,” Corporate Finance Review, 16(6): 40-42 (2012).

“Guiding the Employees Who Didn’t Do It,” Perspectives, 31(2): 15-17 (2012).

“MERS, Split Notes, and Foreclosures,” Real Estate Law Journal, 40(4): 469-478 (2012).

“The Story of Olympus:  Missing Internal Controls and a Culture of Fear, Oddities, and Reluctance on Governance Reforms,” Corporate Finance Review, 16(5): 34-36 (2012).

“MF Global:  How Many Times Must We Live Through the Same Scenario,” Corporate Finance Review, 16(4): 36-41 (2012).

“Not as Pure as the Driven Snow:  Teachers Falling From Pedestals in Culture of Numbers,” New Perspectives, 30(4): 16-17 (2011).

“Response to Walking Away Scot-Free:  Trust, Expert Advice, and Realtor Responsibility,” Real Estate Law Journal, 40(3): 368-375 (2011).

“Slow Eminent Domain:  Taking by Government Delay?  A Look at Potomoc Development Corp. v. District of Columbia, Real Estate Law Journal, 40(3): 392-398 (2011).

“You Cannot Talk Your Way Out of a Situation That Your Conduct Got You Into:  Lessons in Ethics From the Murdoch Events,” Corporate Finance Review, 16(2): 37-41 (2011).

“You Get What You Reward,” New Perspectives, 30(3): 22-23 (2011).

“Tough Economic Times and Tough Decisions,” Real Estate Law Journal, 40(2): 207-217 (2011).

“Bribery, Britain, and Basic Business,” Corporate Finance Review, 16(1): 40-44 (2011).

“Crushing Rocks and Defeats:  Lessons from Poor Paperwork:  Redux,” Real Estate Law Journal, 40(1): 71-79 (2011).

“We Don’t Need Another Hero.  Yes, Actually We Could Use More,” New Perspectives, 30(2): 13-14 (2011).

“The Irony of Complicity:  Lehman Brothers, Ernst & Young, and Repo 105,” Corporate Finance Review, 15(6): 36-41 (2011).

“It’s Not the PR That’s Bad:  The Ethics May Be the Problem,” Corporate Finance Review, 15(5): 38-41 (2011).

“Connecting the Dots Between Debt and Foreclosure:  The Mortgage Mess Redux,” Real Estate Law Journal, 39(4): 495-506 (2011).

“The Different Levels of Ethical Issues,” New Perspectives, 30(1): 25-27 (2011).

“Does Dodd-Frank Countermand Sarbanes-Oxley?  On Whistleblowers and Internal Controls,” Corporate Finance Review, 16(1): 41-44 (2011).

“From the Courts: The Norman Conquest Rises Again in the Real Estate Docket,” Real Estate Law Journal 39(3): 329-339 (2010).

“The Preventable Hindsight Bias,” New Perspectives 29(4): 24-25 (2010).

“What Did You Do in the Past Year That Bothered You?” New Perspectives 29(3):36-40(2010).

“From the Courts:  Math, Foreclosure, Priorities, and Other Nastiness in This Era of Default,”

Real Estate Law Journal 39(2): 173-180(2010).

“The Goldman Standards and Shades of Gray,” Corporate Finance Review 15(1): 35-41(2010).

“From the Courts:  The City North Decision,”  Real Estate Law Journal 39(1): 82-88(2010).

“The Employee We Ignore, the Signs We Miss, and the Reality We Avoid,” Corporate Finance Review 14(6):42-44 (2010).

“The Lessons From Galleon Hedge Fund and the Insider Trading Ring,” Corporate Finance Review 14(5):43-45(2010).

“A Time for Mortgages,” Real Estate Law Journal 38(4): 454-461(2010).

“Is Acquittal the New Ethical Standard?” Corporate Finance Review 14(4):43-47 (2010).

“Even When We Miss the Decision Tree, There Are Still Some Telltale Signs to Heed,” Internal Auditor 24(6): 21-26 (2009) (reprint of Corporate Finance Review article).

“Ethics Offshore,” Corporate Finance Review 14(2):42-45 (2009).

“What Was He Thinking?  And How Come Everyone Missed His Thought Processes?” New Perspectives 28(4):18-27 (2009).

“Let There Be Light,” Real Estate Law Journal 38(3):349-357(2009).

‘Even When We Miss the Decision Tree, There Are Still Some Telltale Signs to Heed,” Corporate Finance Review 14(1):42-45 (2009).

“The Lessons of Susan Boyle for Ethics Programs,” New Perspectives 28(3):12-13 (2009).

“Fish, Game, Denied Mortgage Loans, and an Attorney General,” Real Estate Law Journal 38(2):193-202(2009)

“On Shareholder Value,” Corporate Finance Review 13(6):35-40 (2009).

“Misrepresentation, Silent and Otherwise, in Liens, Sales, and Otherwise,” Real Estate Law Journal 38(1):66-74(2009).

“Of Puzzles and Faint Signals,” New Perspectives 28(2):14-16 (2009).

“Paying Attention to Our Steps and Those Signs Again,” Corporate Finance Review 13(5): 40-45 (2009).

“Tension in Real Estate,” Real Estate law Journal 37(4):304-311 (2009).

“If I Were Going Forward,” Corporate Finance Review 13(4):37-40 (2009).

“A Conflict Is a Conflict Is a . . . Redux,“  New Perspectives 28(1) 14-15 (2009).

“The Need for Firewalls Between Business, Government, and Social Responsibility,” Corporate Finance Review 37(3):38-42 (2008).

“Firing the Rock Star,” New Perspectives 27(4):24-25 (2008).

“A Potpourri of Foreclosures,” Real Estate Law Journal 37(3): 175-185 (2008).

“’How Did We End Up in This Spot?’” Corporate Finance Review 13(2):36-40 (2008).

“Buyer Beware of Parol,”  Real Estate Law Journal 37(2):200-208 (2008).

“This Stuff Just Wants Out There,”  New Perspectives 27(3): 11, 27 (2008).

“What Was Different About Companies With Lower Levels of Subprime Losses?” Corporate Finance Review 13(1):35-40 (2008).

“There’s No Such Thing as a Rogue Trader,” Corporate Finance Review 12(6): 40-46(2008).

“Standing in the Wings:  When Third Parties Help with Earnings Management,” Corporate Finance Review 12(5):38-45(2008).

“A Conflict Is a Conflict Is a Conflict . . . ,”  New Perspectives 27(1): 32-33 (2008).

“Of Boundaries, Surveys, and Prescriptive Easements,”  Real Estate Law Journal 37(1): 56-62 (2008).

“Some Thoughts on Ethics, Governance, and Markets:  A Look at the Subprime Saga,” Corporate Finance Review 12(4):40-46(2008).

“The Subprime Mortgage Foreclosure Mess,” Real Estate Law Journal 36(4):454-463 (2008).

“The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse: Taking Action that Can Stop the Inexorable March,” New Perspectives 26(4): 21-25 (2007).

“The Lessons of the Subprime Lending Market,” Corporate Finance Review 12(3):44-48 (2007)

“Mortgage Follies,” Real Estate Law Journal 36(3):319-326 (2007).

“Criminals, Landowners, and Landlords:  The Evolution of Liability of the Second and Third for the First,” Real Estate Law Journal 36(2): 180-190 (2007).

“Five Years Out From Sarbanes-Oxley:  The Flaws of the Dashboard Mentality on Ethics and Governance,”  Corporate Finance Review 11(6):  44-48 (2007). Reprinted in:

Internal Auditing, 22(4):20-24 (2007).

“Oh, What Times Are These!  Of Brokers, Tourette’s Syndrome, and Not Even Being Close on Fiduciary Duty,” Real Estate Law Journal 36(1): 39-48 (2007).

“That Tone-at-the-Top Thing: Tin-Eared Executives and the Ethical Issues Lost in Translation,” Corporate Finance Review 12(2): 44-48 (2007). Reprinted in Internal Auditing 22(6): 31-36 (2007).

“The Year in Review 2006:  Best of the Courts 2006,” Real Estate Law Journal 35(4): 586-597 (2007).

“That Tone-at-the-Top Thing: Tin-Eared Executives and the Ethical Issues Lost in Translation – Part II,” Corporate Finance Review 12(1): 42-46 (2007).

“When You Have Made a Mistake,”  Corporate Finance Review 11(5): 44-48 (2007).

“Come See the Harder Side of Soft Dollars,” Corporate Finance Review 11(4): 44-48 (2007).

“Just Because It’s Legal:  A Half-Dozen Aesop’s Fable-Like Lessons of Hewlett-Packard’s Skullduggery,” Financial Engineering 53: 11, 18 (2007).

“The Tax Man Cometh, Ex Ante and Post Hoc:  Jones v. Flowers, 126 S. Ct. 1708 (2006),”Real Estate Law Journal 35(3):442-449 (2006).

“Nothing Illegal, But, Oh, the Ethical Issues,” Financial Engineering, November/December 2006: 29-38.

“Of Neighbors, Owner Occupation, and Residential Testiness,” Real Estate Law Journal 35(2): 287-292 (2006).

“Why Do Smart Businesspeople Do Ethically Dumb Things?” Corporate Finance Review 11(3): 38-42 (2006).

“Stock Options: What Happened Here?” Corporate Finance Review 11(2): 44-48 (2006).

“It’s a Gray Area,” Financial Engineering, July/August 2006: 15-16.

“How a CFO Can Tell When Ethical and Legal Troubles Loom,” Corporate Finance Review 11(1): 43-47 (2006).

“Real Estate Commission:  Of Writings, Fraud, and the Continual Desire for Exceptions,” Real Estate Law Journal 35(1): 145-158 (2006).

“In Their Own Words:  What We Learn About Ethical Lapses and Their Prevention From the Hindsight of Those Who Committed Them,” Corporate Finance Review 10(6): 44-48 (2006).

“How Ethics Trumps Market Inefficiencies and Thwarts the Need for Regulation,” Corporate Finance Review 10(5):36-41 (2006).

“The Wrong Emphasis:  Expending Productive Dollars and Effort on Creating an Ethical Culture,” Financial Engineering, May/June 2006: 15-20.

“Curbing the Either/Or Conundrum,” Financial Engineering, March/April 2006: 13-14.

“Reposing: An Evolving Issue,” Real Estate Law Journal 34(4): 470-483 (2006).

“Taking Ethics Programs to the Next Level:  Why CFOs Are Critical,”  Corporate Finance Review 10(3): 38-42 (2005).

“From the Courts:  Telecom Towers and Preemption,”  Real Estate Law Journal 34(3):342-348 (2005).

“The Legal vs. Ethical Distinction and Why We Care,”  Corporate Finance Review 10(2): 42-47(2005).

“NIMBYs, BANANAs, LULUs, NOPEs, and NOWMPs:  The Erupted World of Eminent Domain (The Boiling Stage or Part II),”  Real Estate Law Journal 34(2):206-220 (2005).

“Does Officer Personal Conduct Matter When It Comes to Company Ethics?”  Corporate Finance Review 10(1):43-46 (2005).

“When the Initial Decision is Flawed,”  Financial Engineering News 46 (Nov-Dec):5 (2005).

“Tippecanoe and Anticompetitive Covenants, Too!”  Real Estate Law Journal 34(1):77-83(2005).

“A Blind Eye and Winking Tolerance:  Correcting Corrupt Corporate Cultures,”  Corporate Finance Review 9(6):41-45 (2005).

“Conspicuous Governance Failures:  Why Sarbanes-Oxley Is Not An Ethics Warranty,”  Corporate Finance Review 9(5): 41-47 (2005).

“NIMBYs, BANANAS, LULUs, NOPEs, and NOWMPs:  The Percolating World of Eminent Domain (The Par Boil Stage or Part I,”  Real Estate Law Journal 33(4): 445-457 (2005).

“The Ethical Lessons of Marsh & McLennan,” Corporate Finance Review 9(4):43-48 (2005).

“The Seven Deadly Sins of Corporate Ethics Programs,”  Internal Auditing 20(1):24-28 (2005) (reprinted from Corporate Finance Review).

“Dog Bites and Lamp Flies:  The Increasingly Bizarre World of Real Estate Broker Liability for Property Conditions,”  Real Estate Law Journal 33(3):307-316 (2004).

“The Seven Deadly Sins of Corporate Ethics Programs,” Corporate Finance Review 9(3): 45-48 (2004).

“Bees Are Not Land and Home Inspection Liability Limitation Clauses Are Unconscionable,”  Real Estate Law Journal 33(1): 70-80 (2004).

“Stop the Madness:  Just Do the Right Thing,”  Corporate Finance Review 9(2):  43-45(2004).

“Acquittals, Convictions, and Ethics, Corporate Finance Review 9(1): 43-48 (2004).

“Parmalat:  Ethical Collapse Goes Global,”  Corporate Finance Review 8(5): 43-46 (2004).

“Multiple Listing Services – Antitrust and Policy,”  Real Estate Law Journal 32(2): 140-149 (2003).

“Ethics and Non-GAAP Financial Reporting,” Corporate Finance Review 8(3): 43-46 (2003).

“Quantum Meruit Rises Again,”  Real Estate Law Journal 32 (1): 272-285 (2003).

“The Ethics Lessons of HealthSouth,” Corporate Finance Review 8(1): 44-48 (2003).

“Arbitration and Cohabitation,” Real Estate Law Journal 31(4): 337-347 (2003).

“Ineffectual Whistleblowing,” Corporate Finance Review 7(5): 39-38 (2003).

“Have No Fear Financial Officers:  Ethics and Common Sense Will See You Through,”  Corporate Finance Review 7(3): 42-48 (2002).

“Where Was the Audit Committee?” Corporate Finance Review 6(6): 45-48 (2002); reprinted as

“Where Was the Audit Committee?”  Internal Auditing 17(3):42-45 (2002).

“The Ethical Lessons of Enron and Finova,” Corporate Finance Review 6(5): 37-46 (2002).

“The Ethics of Materiality in Financial Reporting,”  Internal Auditing 17(1): 22-27 (2002).

“The Emotional Distress of Property Damage,” Real Estate Law Journal 30(4): 324-332 (2002).

“The Ethics of Confrontation: The Virtues and Vice in Remaining Silent,” Corporate Finance Review 6(4): 42-46 (2002).

“Eminent Domain Is Not What It Used to Be,” Real Estate Law Journal 30(3): 232-241 (2002).

“The Ethics of Materiality in Financial Reporting,” Corporate Finance Review 6(3): 37-42 (2001).

“From the Courts:  Real Property Disclosures,” Real Estate Law Journal 30(2): 39-44 (2001).

“A Post Mortem on the Dot Com Economy:  Basic Values Forgotten.” Corporate Finance Review 6(2):  42-48 (2001).

“Lessons on Ethical Culture From Morgan Stanley Dean Witter,” Corporate Finance Review 5(7): 41-44 (2001).

“The Ethics of Business in China,” Corporate Finance Review 5(6): 42-45 (2001).

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Meet Edgar P. Benchley. Charitable people tend to call him a nerd. Others use less subtle descriptions. If you hear Edgar chatting to himself, don't be alarmed. He has an invisible friend who's kind of a cousin to Harvey from the old movie of the same name with Jimmy Stewart.

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