• Business Law Professor Publishes New Book

12/6/2011

Miriam Weismann, a professor of Business Law and Ethics at Sawyer Business School, published a new book that examines the laws, policies, agencies, and litigation strategies involved in parallel proceedings. Formerly a federal prosecutor, Weismann combines law and practice in explaining the nuances of navigating this complex area of the law.

Parallel proceedings occur when two or more allegation investigations arise simultaneously or successively from the same set of facts. The investigations typically involve multiple agencies, branches of government, and private litigants. Among the most common types of cases involved in parallel proceedings include securities, bankruptcy, tax, and healthcare fraud cases.

Weismann’s book, titled Parallel Proceedings: Navigating Multiple Case Litigation, serves as a central repository of statutes, case law, Department of Justice policy, federal agency policy, litigation strategy, and ethical considerations regarding the investigation, prosecution, and resolution of parallel proceedings. The book also addresses recent developments in international parallel proceedings. It is the only book currently on the market that provides such comprehensive coverage of the subject area. This book is a must for both practitioners and researchers in the field.

Weismann examines the investigative authority of several federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Health Care Financing Administration/HHS, the Office of the U.S. Trustee, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The book also covers evidence-collection tools that help facilitate information sharing, such as search warrants, grand jury subpoenas, Inspector General subpoenas, Authorized Investigative Demands (AIDs), Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), the federal discovery rules, and administrative summonses.

Weismann teaches in the JD/MBA program at Suffolk University and serves as the director of the Center for Global Business Ethics & Law at the Sawyer Business School. She specializes in white collar crime, corporate governance and ethics, taxation, and international business law. She has also authored Crime, Inc.: The Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct, as well as several scholarly articles and book chapters on global and domestic corporate governance and white collar crime.

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