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Law and Ethics Research Activities

The Gabelli School of Business law and ethics faculty consistently share their research with the wider community by publishing in high-quality academic journals and books and participating in industry conferences. The listing below is a sample of the law and ethics area's recent research activities.

Refereed Journal Publications - Forthcoming

Mark A. Conrad, forthcoming, “Should Athletes Have Publicity Rights in Their Statistics? Daniels v. FanDuel and the Subjugation of Athletes' Statistics in the Fantasy Sports-Gambling Era,” 38 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. Rev.

Miguel Alzola, forthcoming, “MacIntyrean virtues for business practitioners: Review of Geoff Moore’s “Virtue at Work: Ethics for Individuals, Managers, and Organizations,” Journal of Business Ethics.

Brent J. Horton, forthcoming, “Terra Incognita: Applying The Entire Fairness Standard of Review to Benefit Corporations,” 54 Wake Forest L. Rev. U. Penn J. Bus. L.

Santiago Mejia, forthcoming, “The Moral Imperatives of Humanistic Management,” Humanistic Management Journal.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2019

Elizabeth Cosenza, Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners: In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case 18-2557 (2d Cir. February 23, 2019).

Miguel Alzola, Alicia Hennig, and Edward Romar, 2019, “Virtue Ethics Between East and West,” Journal of Business Ethics.

Brent J. Horton, 2019, “Malign Manipulations: Can Google's Shareholders Save Democracy?” 54 Wake Forest L. Rev., 707.

Miguel Alzola, 2019, “Even When No One Is Watching: The Moral Psychology of Corporate Reputation,” Business and Society, 58(6), 1267-1301.

Mark A. Conrad, 2019, “A New Game in Town: Disseminating Sports Content in a Net Neutrality-Less Era – the Potential Implications for the Post-Broadcasting World,” Journal of Legal Aspects of Sports, 29(1), 1-29.

Kenneth R. Davis, 2019, “The ‘Severe and Pervers-ive’ Standard of Sexual Harassment Law: Behold the Motivating Factor Test,” 72 Rutgers L. Rev.

Brent J. Horton, 2019, “Spotify's Direct Listing: Is it a Recipe for Gatekeeper Failure,” 72 SMU L. Rev., 177. 

Brent J. Horton, 2019, “Rising to Their Full Potential: How a Uniform Disclosure Regime Will Empower Benefit Corporations, 9 Harvard Business Law Review, 101. 

Kevin T. Jackson, 2019, “The Mind of a Leader,” Review of Hougaard and Carter, The Mind of the Leader, Journal of Business Ethics, 159(3), 927-934.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2019, “Mindful Business Leadership,” Public Disclosure, (December).

Santiago Mejia, 2019, “Weeding Out Flawed Versions of Shareholder Theory. A Reflection on the Moral Obligations That Carry over from Principals to Agents," Business Ethics Quarterly, 29(4), 519-544.

Tae Wan Kim, and Santiago Mejia, 2019, “From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Wisdom: What Socrates Teaches Us,” IEEE Computer, 52, 10.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2018

Elizabeth Cosenza, Brief for Former SEC Officials and Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petition for Permission to Appeal:  In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case 18-2557 (2d Cir. September 4, 2018).

Elizabeth Cosenza, Brief for Former SEC Officials and Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners:  In re Barclays Bank PLC Securities Litigation, Case 17-1209 (Sup. Ct. March 2018).

Kenneth R. Davis, 2018, “Strong Medicine: Fighting the Sexual Harassment Pandemic,” Ohio State Law Journal, 79, 1058-1100.

Miguel Alzola, 2018, “Decent Work: The Moral Status of Labor in Human Resource Management,” Journal of Business Ethics, 147(4), 835–853.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2018, “Interpreting the Virtues of Mindfulness and Compassion: Contemplative Practices and Virtue-Oriented Business Ethics,” Humanistic Management Journal, 3(1), 47-69.

Mark A. Conrad, 2018, “Matal v. Tam – A Victory for The Slants, a Touchdown for the Redskins, but an Ambiguous Journey for the First Amendment and Trademark Law,” Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, 36.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2017

Elizabeth Cosenza, Brief of Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioners: Cyan, Inc. et al., v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, et al. (Sup. Ct. September 5, 2017).

Elizabeth Cosenza, Brief of Amici Curiae Law Professors and Former SEC Officials in Support of Petition for Permission to Appeal Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(f): In re Big Lots, Inc. Securities Litigation, Case 17-303 (6th Cir. April 7, 2017).

Elizabeth Cosenza, Brief of Amici Curiae Law Professors and Former SEC Officials in Support of Defendants-Appellants: In re Intuitive Surgical Securities Litigation, Case 17-80001, (9th Cir. January 17, 2017).

Miguel Alzola, 2017, “Beware of the Watchdog. Gatekeepers and the Problem of Role Morality,” Journal of Business Ethics, 140(4), 705-721.

Kenneth R. Davis, 2017, “The Equality Principle: How Title VII Can Save Insider Trading Law,” Cardozo Law Review, 39, 200.

Brent J. Horton, 2017, “In Defense of a Federally Mandated Disclosure System: Observing Pre-Securities Act Prospectuses,” American Business Law Journal, 54(4), 743-806.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2017, “Music and Virtuosity: A Higher Vision for Business,” Humanistic Management Journal, 2(1), 15-36.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2016

Kenneth R. Davis, 2016, “Insider Trading Flaw: A Fraud-on-the-Market Theory and Beyond,” American University Law Review, 66(1), 51-89.

Elizabeth Cosenza, 2016, “The Persistent Problem of Multi-Forum Shareholder Litigation: A Proposed Statutory Response to Reshuffle the Deck,” Virginia Law & Business Review, 10 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 413..

Brent J. Horton, 2016, “Modifying Fiduciary Duties In Delaware: Observing Ten Years Of Decisional Law,” 40 DEL. J. CORP. L. 921.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2016, “Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence for Economic Governance,” Society and Business Review, 11(3), 276-296.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2016, “Economy of Mutuality: Merging Financial and Social Sustainability,” Journal of Business Ethics, 133(3), 499-517.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2015

Miguel Alzola, 2015, “Virtue, Rightness, and Virtuous Actions,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 23(5), 287-318.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2014

Kevin Jackson, 2014, “Economy of Mutuality: Merging Financial and Social Sustainability,” Journal of Business Ethics, 133(3) 499-517.

Mark A. Conrad, 2014, “A New First Amendment Goal Line Defense — It’s Time to Stop the Right of Publicity Offensive,” 39 N. Ohio L. Rev. 746.

Kenneth R. Davis, 2014, “Arbitrating Challenges to Executive Compensation” Cash of the Titans, 86 Temple L. Rev. 101.

Brent J. Horton, 2014, “For The Protection of Investors And The Public: Why Fannie Mae's Mortgage-Backed Securities Should be Subject to the Disclosure Requirements Of The Securities Act of 1933,” 89 TULANE L. REV. 125.

Benjamin M. Cole, Brent Horton, and Ryan Vacca, 2014, “Food for Thought: Genetically Modified Seeds as De Facto Standard Essential Patents,” University of Colorado Law Review, 85 (2), 313-375.

Books and Book Chapters

Miguel Alzola, forthcoming, “The Moral Actor in the Aristotelian Notion of Practical Wisdom,” in Barry Schwartz, Caleb Bernacchio, César González-Cantón and Angus Robson (ed.) Handbook of Practical Wisdom in Business and Management, Springer.

Miguel Alzola, forthcoming, “Banking Virtues” in Gabriel Flynn (ed.) Leadership and Business Ethics, Springer.

Miguel Alzola (second author), and A. Hennig, forthcoming, “Practical Wisdom in Classical Confucianism,” in Barry Schwartz, Caleb Bernacchio, César González-Cantón and Angus Robson (ed.) Handbook of Practical Wisdom in Business and Management, Springer.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2019, “Mindful Servant Leadership for B Corporations,” in L. Bouckaert and S. van den Heuvel (eds.) The Will to Serve: Inspiring Models of Servant Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship, 211-233, Palgrave Macmillan.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2019, “Getting to the Heart of Compassion in Philosophy and Economic Life,” in O. Setter and L. Zsolnai (eds.) Caring Management in the New Economy: Socially Responsible Behavior Through Spirituality, 63-81, Chaim, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kevin T. Jackson, 2019, “Economy of Mutuality: Equipping the Executive Mindset for Sustainable Business,” in G. Lenssen and N. Craig Smith (eds.) Managing Sustainable Business, 293-315, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Dawn Lerman, and Santiago Mejia, 2019, “Positive Marketing, Virtue, and Happiness,” The Routledge Handbook of Positive Communication. Ed. by Jose Antonio Muniz-Velazquez, and Cristina Pulido. New York: Routledge.

Mark A. Conrad, 2017, The Business of Sports: Off the Field, In the Office, On the News, Routledge/Taylor & Francis.