Type: Public event

Corporate criminal law is too broad—Worse, it's too narrow


Will Thomas, Assistant Professor of Business Law, Ross School of Business

Date & Time

Jan 16, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EST


1025 Jeffries Hall
701 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The federal criminal law of organizations is built atop a doctrinal foundation of respondeat superior, whereby a commercial entity (like a corporation) can be held responsible for criminal misconduct carried out by any one of its employees. Since its inception over a century ago, this doctrine of organizational respondeat superior has been criticized for exposing commercial organizations to more criminal liability than is either just or efficient.

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