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White Collar Crime

  • David Mills
  • Robert Weisberg
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This book serves as a comprehensive treatment of the main financial and public malfeasance crimes associated with the subject of white-collar crime. In student-friendly form, it teaches the operations of the major federal statutes in this area while unifying them according to the dominant cross-cutting themes of the nature of corruption and the types of harms to society, government, the legal system, and the market that justify the severity of these laws. It draws on case material not just from the Supreme Court but also from the lower federal courts where the hard work of implementing confessional mandates occurs. In such areas as Securities Fraud, it also covers the agency regulations that play an implementing role. Thus, it offers students rich exercises in statutory interpretation as well as case analysis.

Highlights of the First Edition:

  • Materials on perjury, false statements and obstruction of justice that are extremely timely in light of political controversies that reach back to the Nixon and Clinton administrations and are still relevant today
  • Careful elaboration of the different crimes of bribery, including bribery of federal officials under 18 U.S.C. section 201, bribery of state and local officials under the Mail and Wire Fraud laws and federal program bribery law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Concise treatment of criminal Securities Fraud and Insider trading for students who have not otherwise studied Securities Regulation
  • Extended treatment of the major mens rea issues in white-collar crime, as an advanced version of the subject of mens rea in the standard first-year Criminal Law course, with emphasis on such important doctrines as “deliberate ignorance” and the mental state of ”corruptly.”

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Concisely edited case excerpts in very readable form.
  • Handy Appendix with texts of all major statutes covered in the book.
  • Short provocative notes raising questions of jurisprudence and social philosophy around problems of overcriminalization and the meaning of the concept of “corruption.”
  • Concise non-technical material on cybercrime to show how modem technology raises themes of corruption similar to those of more conditional crimes.
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About the authors
David Mills

David W. Mills is a Professor at Stanford Law School, teaching criminal law, white collar crime and, previously, tax law. He is the Founder and the first director of the Stanford Law School clinical program which provides legal services to people who cannot afford traditional representation. Professor Mills is also the Co-chair of the NAACP Legal Fund, America's premiere legal organization fighting for racial justice. It is a leadership position he has held for over ten years. Professor Mills has had a life-long dedication to social justice issues. Three years ago Professor Mills received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award. Most recently he has authored and sponsored a number of bills and initiatives, including Proposition 36 which won approval in 2012 with 70% voter approval. The proposition successfully limited the serving of automatic life-sentences to people whose third crime was serious and violent. Since that victory, he has intensified his focus on helping people who are mentally ill within the prison system, helping to insure they receive proper care and fair treatment related to sentencing, access to care, and responsible release programs. Professor Mills has also had a lengthy legal career representing a range of well-known white-collar crime defendants as well as driving the strategy for a number of well-known investment firms in various civil and regulatory matters. In addition, he has had a successful career in the business realm. He currently (as of 2015) is a partner in Fortress Investment Group, Divco West (2017) , ( a real estate investment and development firm) and other high profile investment-related organizations. Professor Mills graduated Rutgers Law School in 1973 magna cum laude. Following Law School, he joined the law firm of Lowenstein, Sandler, a major law firm where he eventually became a senior tax partner. He was also Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University, Chairman of the Partnership Tax Section of the American Bar Association and Chairman of the Tax Section of the New Jersey Bar Association. In 1986 Professor Mills moved to Los Angeles to work at Cambrent Financial Group, in association with the firm of Victor, Sandler and Cogut. In 1988 he founded Mills&Lynn enterprises for the purposes of undertaking personal financial transactions. He still holds that position. In 1991 he became the chief executive and sole shareholder of Harbourton General Corporation, the General Partner of Harbourton Holdings, LP. He resigned from Harbourton in 2016. Prior to Law School, Professor Mills went to Rutgers University where he graduated in 1969. Following graduation from University, Professor Mills undertook Rabbinical Studies, first at the Jewish Theological Seminary and then at the Reconstructionist Rabbical College in Jerusalem. He left after one year to attend Law School. Professor Mills is married to Anne Devereux-Mills. They have four children: Hans, William, Lauren and Ciara, and when not travelling, they live in the San Francisco Bay area.

Robert Weisberg
Stanford University

Robert Weisberg, JD ’79, is Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and works primarily in the field of criminal justice, writing and teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, white collar crime, and sentencing policy. He also founded and now serves as faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC), which promotes and coordinates research and public policy programs on criminal law and the criminal justice system, including institutional examination of the police and correctional systems. In 1979, Professor Weisberg received his JD from Stanford Law School, where he served as President of the emStanford Law Reviewem. He then served as a law clerk to Chief Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. After joining the Stanford law faculty, he served as a consulting attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the California Appellate Project on death penalty cases, and he continues to consult on criminal appeals in the state and federal courts. Professor Weisberg is a three-time winner of the law school’s John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. Before entering the field of law, Professor Weisberg received a PhD in English at Harvard and was a tenured English professor at Skidmore College. Drawing on that background, he is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the intersection of law and literature and co-author of the highly praised book, emLiterary Criticisms of Lawem.

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