J.S. Nelson

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Professor of Law

3900 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

Institute for Corruption Studies

Stevenson Hall 425

Normal, IL 61790-4200

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

25

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Top 16,127

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5,752

SSRN CITATIONS

3

CROSSREF CITATIONS

7

Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

The Criminal Bug: Volkswagen's Middle Management

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 1,399 (26,223)
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Volkswagen, VW, scandal, emissions, defeat device, emissions-control, case study, middle management, management, insulation, entrenchment, coordination, fraud, large-scale wrongdoing, disclosure-based regulation, drive, suppress, dissent, patterns, multinational, cat-and-mouse game, repeat behavior

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The Future of Corporate Criminal Liability: Watching the ESG Space

J.S. Nelson, The Future of Corporate Criminal Liability: Watching the ESG Space
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 31 May 2022
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 523 (99,599)
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Corporate Criminal Liability, ESG, environmental, social, governance, climate change, corporate response, corporate promises, fraud, misrepresentation, prosecution, U.S. law, international law, fundamental rights, international movements

3.

The Dark Side of Compliance

Cambridge Handbook on Compliance (2021)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2022
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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compliance, data, monitoring, culture, norms, wrongdoing, wide-spread, corporate, corporations, board of directors, management, compliance officers, control, methods of control, pressure, incentives, goals

4.

Cryptocommunity Currencies

J.S. Nelson, Cryptocommunity Currencies, 105 Cornell L. Rev. 909 (2020).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2020
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 390 (140,793)

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cryptocurrency, cryptocurrencies, securities, commodities, currencies, regulation, sovereign, community

5.

Corporate Criminal ESG

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 10 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2023
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 378 (145,866)

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ESG, fraud, business, international standards, white collar crime, business regulation, corporate criminal ESG

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Corporate Crime

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 346 (160,755)

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Volkswagen, VW, multinational, scandal, emissions, defeat device, disclosure-based regulation, emissions-control, case study, middle management, management, insulation, coordination, fraud, large-scale wrongdoing, whistleblower, dissent, cat-and-mouse game, repeat behavior

7.

Management Culture and Surveillance

43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 2, 631 (2020) (Berle XI symposium on Corporate Culture).
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2020
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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business ethics, management, surveillance, white collar crime, technology, history, privacy, autonomy, techniques

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The Normalization of Corruption

J.S. Nelson, The Normalization of Corruption, 25 Journal of Management Inquiry 5, 1 (Special Issue on Corruption, Management and Organizations), (2016)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Nov 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 246 (228,649)

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behavioral theory, business and government/political economy, law, corporate social responsibility, ethics, corporate culture

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Corporate Governance as a Source of Competitive Advantage

J.S. Nelson, Corporate Governance as a Source of Competitive Advantage, in LAW & MANAGEMENT; Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Apr 2023 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2023
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Trap

36 Cardozo L. Rev. 3, 969 (2015).
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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11.

Paper Dragon Thieves

105 Geo. L.J. 4, 871 (2017)
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 28 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2017
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 206 (270,677)
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The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 249, 2015
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Disclosure-Driven Crime

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 25 Feb 2019
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 171 (319,627)
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Volkswagen, criminal conspiracy, willful blindness, willful blindness instructions, middle management, disclosure, widespread wrongdoing, corporate crime, emissions control, top executives, employee engagement

14.

The Corporate Shell Game

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 165 (329,636)

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Citizens United, corporate law, Hobby Lobby, criminal conspiracy, civil conspiracy, corporate conspiracy, Volkswagen, Libor, financial crisis, DOJ, SEC, securities fraud, securities crime, intracorporate conspiracy, wrongdoing, corporate social responsibility, paper dragon, animation

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The Conflict of Interest Inherent in a Corporation Paying for its Employee's Counsel: A Better Model for Preventing and Addressing Corporate Crime

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. Network, No. Blog, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Law, Management, and Strategy: Collapsing Boundaries and Managing the Interstices

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Babson College, Copenhagen Business School, University of Pittsburgh - School of Law, Oregon State University, College of Business, Concordia University, Quebec - John Molson School of Business and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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law, management, strategy, interstices

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Protecting Employee Rights and Prosecuting Corporate Crimes: A Proposal for Criminal Cumis Counsel

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson and Richard O. Parry
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law and California State University, Fullerton
Downloads 87 (529,857)

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Bringing Ethics Back to Friedman's Call to Purpose for the Next 50 Years

U. Chicago ProMarket, 2020
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 11 May 2021
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Milton Friedman, corporate purpose, shareholder primacy, unity, form, history, future

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Federal Courts — Proposed Changes to the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Courts of Appeals — Final Report of the Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals; and S. 253, the Ninth Circuit Reorganization Act

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 113, No. 3, p. 822, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Foreword to the 2021 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium: Practical Ethics in Corporate Law: The Science, Instruction and “Real-World” Application

J.S. Nelson, Foreword to 2021 Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, 66 Vill. L. Rev. 875 (2022).
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2022
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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ethics, business ethics, law practice, legal practice, professionalism, clients, employers, partnerships, law firms, behavioral ethics, behavioral science

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The Management Case for Inclusionary Corporate Purpose

The Management Case for Inclusionary Corporate Purpose, COLUM. L. SCH. BLUE SKY, Mar. 16, 2021.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 May 2021
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Downloads 26 (887,615)

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management, corporate purpose, shareholder primacy, Milton Friedman, inclusionary corporate purpose, employee engagement, discretionary effort, retention, profits, gains, innovation, motivation

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The Normalization of Corruption and Wells Fargo's 2 Million False Accounts

Management INK (Forthcoming)
Posted: 07 Dec 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

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behavioral theory, business and government/political economy, law, corporate social responsibility, ethics, corporate culture

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When Criminal Prosecution of a Business and its Employees Creates a Conflict of Interest: Does Independent Counsel Address the Conflict?

Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Forthcoming
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson and Richard O. Parry
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law and California State University, Fullerton

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International Law and Enterprise Shells: A Proposal for Corporate Liability Reform

Posted: 10 Sep 2014
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

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Faulty Liability Frameworks for Organizational Employees

Posted: 10 Sep 2014
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

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Other Papers (12)

Total Downloads: 319
1.

The Ethical Slide, Train Tickets, and Helping the Next Generation of Corporate Leaders to Choose Differently

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Frustration with the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine Distorts Other Areas of Law

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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JPMorgan's Witness and the Holes in Corporate Criminal Law

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Notes on the Origin of 'The Normalization of Corruption'

Management INK, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Law, Business, Government, Politics, Political Economy, Corruption, Ethics, Business, Norms, Social Theory, Courts

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Sex Abuse, Priests, and Corporate Conspiracy

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine and D&O Litigation Incentives

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Fumigating the Criminal Bug: New Research on the Insulation of Volkswagen’s Middle Management

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Dec 2016
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine and CEO Turnover

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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9.

How We Should Have Tried Monsignor Lynn

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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10.

Where are the Prosecutions for Corporate Conspiracy?

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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Corporate Conspiracy Charges for the Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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The Silenced Connecticut Sex-Abuse Case

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
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