Lawrence J. Trautman

Western Carolina University

Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics

204 Forsyth

Cullowhee, NC 28723

United States

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Virtual Currencies; Bitcoin & What Now after Liberty Reserve, Silk Road, and Mt. Gox?

Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2014
Number of pages: 108 Posted: 11 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2014
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 1,089 (6,045)

Abstract:

Bitcoin, child abuse, commercial law, computer crime, consumer protection, crypto-currency, cybercrime, e-commerce, electronic payments, internet payment, law and technology, Liberty Reserve, mobile wallet, money transmitter laws, payment systems, PayPal, Silk Road, Tor, virtual currencies

2.

Corporate Boardroom Diversity: Why Are We Still Talking About This?

17 The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice 219 (2015)
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 30 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 894 (12,528)

Abstract:

Board Diversity, Corporate Governance, Directors, Director Selection, Discrimination, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Gender Diversity, Glass Ceiling, Law, Minorities, Minority Directors, Organizational Behavior, People of Color, Race, Racial/Gender Diversity, Sex, Strategy, Women

3.

D & O Insurance: A Primer

American University Business Law Review, Vol. 1, 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Lawrence J. Trautman and Kara Altenbaumer-Price
Western Carolina University and U.S.I.
Downloads 853 (17,480)

Abstract:

Claim, Clawbacks, Corporate Governance, Directors, D&O Liability Insurance, Duty to Defend, Dodd-Frank, Exclusion, FCPA, Fraud, Indemnification, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Underwriting, Risk Management, Risk Oversight, SEC, Wrongful Act

4.

Who Qualifies as an Audit Committee Financial Expert Under SEC Regulations and NYSE Rules?

11 DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal (Winter 2013)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2013
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 604 (13,005)

Abstract:

Accounting, Audit Committee, Boards, Board Structure, Corporate Governance, Directors, Entrepreneurship, Financial Expert, Independent Directors, Internal Controls, Nominating Committee, NYSE, Organizational Behavior, Risk Management, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Strategy, Succession

5.

E-Commerce, Cyber, and Electronic Payment System Risks: Lessons from PayPal

16 U.C. Davis Business Law Journal 261 (Spring 2016)
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 598 (12,608)

Abstract:

business and commercial law, computer crime, consumer protection, corporate governance, cyber terrorism, eBay, e-commerce, electronic and internet payments, entrepreneurship, law and technology, money transmitter laws, payment systems, PayPal, risk, securities regulation

6.

The Matrix: The Board’s Responsibility for Director Selection and Recruitment

Florida State University Business Review, Vol. 11, 2012
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 587 (18,720)

Abstract:

Audit Committee, Board Composition, Board Recruitment & Selection, Corporate Governance, Corporate Strategy, Directors, Discrimination, Diversity, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Governance and Nominating Committee, Lead Director, Minority Directors, Race, Sex, Succession Planning, Women

7.

Cybersecurity: What About U.S. Policy?

Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Vol. 2015, 341 (2015)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2015
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 478 (25,470)

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Crime, Cyber, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, DHS, DOD, DOJ, Hackers, Information Technology, legislation, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security, NIST, NSA, OMB, Policy, Research and Development Grants, Risk Management, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Vulnerabilities

8.

Some Key Things U.S. Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers

46 Texas Journal of Business Law 155 (2016)
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 17 May 2015 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman, Anthony J. Luppino and Malika Simmons
Western Carolina University, University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Downloads 431 (27,100)

Abstract:

accounting, angel investor, business organizations, copyright, corporate finance, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, intellectual property, lawyers, leadership, legal issues, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), patents, securities law, start-up, trademark, venture capital

9.

The Board’s Responsibility for Information Technology Governance

John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Vol. 29, p. 313, 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2012
Lawrence J. Trautman and Kara Altenbaumer-Price
Western Carolina University and U.S.I.
Downloads 403 (34,436)

Abstract:

Audit Committee, Business Continuity Planning, Business Judgment Rule, Chief Information Officer, Corporate Governance, Cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Disclosure, Dodd-Frank, Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, E-Commerce, Enterprise Systems, Hacking, Information Architecture, Information Security

10.

The Value of Legal Writing, Law Review, and Publication

Number of pages: 94 Posted: 27 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 23 Nov 2014
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 337 (55,758)

Abstract:

academic legal publishing, BePress, bluebook, citations, editing, Google Scholar, HeinOnline, legal education, law journals, open access, Publish or Perish, research and writing, reviews, SSRN, Washington and Lee Law Library, writing competition

11.

The SEC and the Internet: Regulating the Web of Deceit

68 Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report Nos. 2-3 (2015)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2015
Lawrence J. Trautman and George P. Michaely Jr.
Western Carolina University and Government of the United States of America - Division of Corporation Finance
Downloads 308 (48,220)

Abstract:

Capital Formation, Computer Fraud, Crime, Cybercrime, Cybersecurities Fraud, EDGAR, Enforcement, Entrepreneurship, ESIGN, Hacking, ICANN, Identity Theft, Information Technology, Internet, JOBS Act, Law, Regulation FD, SEC, Securities Disclosure, Securities Fraud, Society, UCITA, UETA, XBRL

Abstract:

Business Schools, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Energy, E-learning, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Law, Leadership, Learning Theory, Legal Education, Pedagogy, Securities Law, Skills Training, Socratic Methods, Strategy, Teaching, Venture Capital

13.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Minefield for Directors

Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Sep 2011
Lawrence J. Trautman and Kara Altenbaumer-Price
Western Carolina University and U.S.I.
Downloads 249 (85,520)

Abstract:

anti-bribery, bribery, China, corporate boards, corporate directors, corporate governance, corruption, criminal penalties, directors, duty of care, enforcement, facilitating payments, FCPA, foreign corrupt practices act, OECD convention on combating bribery, SEC, SEC enforcement

14.

Lawyers, Guns and Money – The Bribery Problem and U.K. Bribery Act

47 The International Lawyer 481 (2013)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2014
Lawrence J. Trautman and Kara Altenbaumer-Price
Western Carolina University and U.S.I.
Downloads 199 (70,646)

Abstract:

Bribery, Corporate Governance, Corruption, Criminal Penalties, Director Liability, DOJ, Enforcement, Ethics, Facilitating Payments, FCPA, Fines, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Leadership, International Business, Litigation, OECD Convention on Combating Bribery, Sanctions, SEC, SFO, U.K. Bribery Act

15.

Congressional Cybersecurity Oversight: Who’s Who and How It Works

5 Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare 147 (2016)
Number of pages: 163 Posted: 02 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 197 (68,310)

Abstract:

Administrative Law, Congress, Congressional Committees, Cybersecurity, Foreign Policy, Intelligence, Legislatures, Library of Congress, National Security, Oversight, Separation of Powers, Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

16.

Managing Cyberthreat

Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 185 (93,706)

Abstract:

Audit Committee, Board Structure, Corporate Governance, Crime, Cyber, Data Breach, DHS, Directors, Enterprise Risk Management, Hackers, incentives, Information Technology, Internal Controls, Market Failure, National Security, NCCIC, NIST, OWASP; SANS, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Strategy, US-CERT

17.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: An Update on Enforcement and SEC and DOJ Guidance

41 Securities Regulation Law Journal 241 (Fall 2013)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2013
Lawrence J. Trautman and Kara Altenbaumer-Price
Western Carolina University and U.S.I.
Downloads 181 (116,155)

Abstract:

Bribery, Corporate Governance, Corruption, Criminal Penalties, Director Liability, DOJ, Enforcement, Ethics, Facilitating Payments, FCPA, Fines, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Business, Litigation, OECD, Penalties, Sanctions, Securities, SEC, SFO, Stanley Sporkin, U.K. Bribery Act

18.

Corporate Director Selection and Recruitment: A Matrix

Conference Board Director Notes No. DNV5N10
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 May 2013
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 180 (115,078)

Abstract:

Audit Committee, Board Composition, Board Recruitment & Selection, Corporate Governance, Corporate Strategy, Directors, Discrimination, Diversity, Gender, Glass Ceiling, Governance and Nominating Committee, Lead Director, Minority Directors, Race, Sex, Succession Planning, Women

19.

American Entrepreneur in China: Potholes and Roadblocks on the Silk Road to Prosperity

Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 12, 2012
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 31 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2012
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 178 (92,574)

Abstract:

Accounting, Banks, Bribery, China, Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Legal System, CISG, Comparative Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Corruption, Directors, Economic Reg., Enforcement, Entrepreneurship, FCPA, Financial Institutions, IFRS, Judgments, PRC, Securities Markets, Transition Economics

20.

Threats Escalate: Corporate Information Technology Governance Under Fire

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 05 Nov 2012
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 173 (115,602)

Abstract:

Accounting, Audit Committee, Board Structure, Corporate Governance, Cyberattack, Cyberwar, Data Breach, Directors, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Internal Controls, International law, Litigation, National Security, Organizational Behavior, Risk Management, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Strategy

21.

Corporate Information Technology Governance Under Fire

Journal of Strategic and International Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 3 (2013)
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Lawrence J. Trautman, Jason Triche and James C. Wetherbe
Western Carolina University, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University
Downloads 159 (83,510)

Abstract:

Accounting, Audit Committee, Board Structure, Corporate Governance, Cyberattack, Cyberwar, Data Breach, Directors, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Internal Controls, International law, Litigation, National Security, Organizational Behavior, Risk Management, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, Strategy

22.

The Board’s Responsibility for Crisis Governance

Hastings Business Law Journal, Vol. 13, 2017
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 28 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 139 (92,964)

Abstract:

Audit Committee, Barra, BP, Continuity, Corporate Governance, Crisis, Culture, Data Breach, Deepwater Horizon, Duty of Care, Good Faith, General Motors, Leadership, Regulatory Failure, Risk, Sony, Succession, Target, Toyota, Tsunami, Valukas

23.

Who Sits on Texas Corporate Boards? Texas Corporate Directors: Who They Are & What They Do

16 Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, 44 (2016)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 132 (123,430)

Abstract:

Board Diversity, Corporate Governance, Director Demographics, Director Selection, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Executive Search, Texas Corporate Directors

24.

Personal Ethics & the U.S. Financial Collapse of 2007-08

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 28 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 119 (87,193)

Abstract:

Bailout, Banking, Business Ethics, CDO, CDS, Credit, Credit Crunch, Ethics, Global Economic Collapse, Crisis, Financial, Foreclosure, Fraud, Housing, Lending, MBS, Moral Reasoning, Mortgage Loans, Negative Equity, Rationalization, Regulatory Failures, Risk Management Failures, Strategy

25.

Present at the Creation: Reflections on the Early Years of the National Association of Corporate Directors

17 Duquesne Business Law Journal (2015)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2015
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 115 (161,354)

Abstract:

audit committee, board of directors, business judgment rule, corporate governance, corporate law, entrepreneurship, FCPA, mentoring, National Assn of Corp. Directors, NACD, securities, SEC, Smith v. Van Gorkom, TransUnion, Treadway Commission

26.

Governing Risk and the Information Silo Problem: Engineering a Systemic Cultural and Communications Solution for Cyber

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (164,100)

Abstract:

Communications, Congressional Oversight, Corporate Governance, Critical National Infrastructure Protection, Cultural, Cyber Defense, Cybersecurity, Human Factors, Information Security Management and Practice, Legislation

27.

U.S. Entrepreneurial Risk in International Markets: Focus on Bribery and Corruption

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Feb 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (164,100)

Abstract:

bribery, Canada, China, compliance, corruption, crime, entrepreneurship, ethics, FCPA, international business, Mexico, OECD Convention, poverty, small business, social entrepreneurship, transparency, U.K. Bribery Act

28.

Corporate Directors’ and Officers’ Cybersecurity Standard of Care: The Yahoo Data Breach

American University Law Review, Vol. 66, 2017
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 13 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman and Peter C. Ormerod
Western Carolina University and Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (65,666)

Abstract:

Alibaba; Caremark; Corporate Governance; Compensation Clawbacks; Cybersecurity; Data Breach; Director and Officer (D&O) Liability; Duties of Care, Loyalty, to disclose, to monitor, and to provide data security; Hackers; Material Adverse Event; Mergers and Acquisitions; Nortel software acquisition

29.

Irac! Irac! Irac!: How to Brief a Supreme Court Opinion

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 29 May 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman, Cathy L. Taylor, Janet Ford and Peter C. Ormerod
Western Carolina University, Western Carolina University, Western Carolina University and Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (40,313)

Abstract:

Application, Case Analysis, Constitutional Law, Framing, IRAC, Legal Analysis, Legal Research and Writing, Legal Skills, Literature and Law, Logical Structure, Metaphor, Original Meaning, Rhetoric, Rule, Supreme Court, Writing

30.

Is Disruptive Blockchain Technology the Future of Financial Services?

69 The Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report 232 (2016)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 May 2016 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2016
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (14,036)

Abstract:

Bitcoin, blockchain technology, commercial law, consumer protection, crypto-currency, cyber, data storage economics, digital currencies, financial services, regulation of technology, smart contracts

31.

Following the Money: Lessons from the Panama Papers, Part 1: Tip of the Iceberg

121 Penn St. L. Rev. 807 (2017)
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 May 2016 Last Revised: 28 May 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (24,481)

Abstract:

Bribery, Capital Flows, Corruption, Criminal Enforcement, Developing Countries, Ethics, FCPA, FIFA, Journalism, Money Laundering, Mossack Fonseca, National Security, Offshore Accounts, Panama Papers, Scandals, social Media, Tax Compliance, Tax Evasion, Terrorist Financing, Transparency

32.

Bitcoin versus Regulated Payment Systems: What Gives?

38 Cardozo Law Review 1041 (2017)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman and Alvin C. Harrell
Western Carolina University and Oklahoma City University - School of Law
Downloads 0 (44,909)

Abstract:

Bitcoin, commercial law, consumer protection, crypto-currency, cyber, e-commerce, electronic payments, Internet, mobile wallet, money, New York BitLicense regulation, payment systems, poverty, Uniform Law Commission (ULC) Study Committee on Alternative and Mobile Payments, virtual currencies

33.

Is Cyberattack the Next Pearl Harbor?

North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 18, 232 (2016)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2017
Lawrence J. Trautman
Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (61,426)

Abstract:

Big Data, Botnet, Cloud, Crime, Cyber, Cyberattack, Cyber War, Data Breach, Encryption, Foreign Policy, Hackers, Information Technology, International Law, Internet of Things, Malware, Military History, Mobile Internet, National Security, NSA, Risk, Sensors, Surveillance, Vulnerabilities, Weapons

34.

Ethical Culture and Legal Liability: The GM Switch Crisis and Lessons in Governance

22 Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law (2016)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2016
Marianne M. Jennings and Lawrence J. Trautman
Arizona State University and Western Carolina University
Downloads 0 (39,755)

Abstract:

Audit Committee, Automobile Safety, BP, Clawbacks, Code of Ethics, Congressional Oversight, Corporate Governance, Cover-up, Criminal Probe, Crisis, Culture, Ethics, Executive Compensation, General Motors, Ignition Switch, Risk, Valukas Report, Volkswagen

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 13    Citations: 0
1.

Remembering George Michaely

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 May 2014
Lawrence J. Trautman, Hon. Stanley Sporkin and John Dudley
Western Carolina University, Pennsylvania State University and University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 10 (368,445)

Abstract:

Division of Corporation Finance, eulogy, George P. Michaely, Jr., Office of the General Counsel, Professor of Law, SEC, securities law, teacher, The George Washington University National Law Center, Georgetown Law Center, University of Notre Dame