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Professor Jennifer Taub Discusses New Book on White Collar Crime with Helaine Olen of the Washington Post

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020 - 12:00 AM Law , All News , Faculty

Professor Jennifer Taub explored the revelations from her new book Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime (Viking) in a webinar conversation with columnist Helaine Olen of the Washington Post on September 30. Reading excerpts from the book, Taub discussed how white collar crime is far from victimless, as evidenced by cases such as Purdue Pharma and Oxycontin, and how ordinary citizens are hurt by the criminal code and securities laws, the inequity of sentencing for the wealthy, tax loopholes, and a corporate system that rewards criminal behavior by trusted business and government leaders.

The event was hosted by the Center for Social Justice. It was aired live and can be viewed on a C-SPAN TV podcast. The book was reviewed by the New York Times and Taub was interviewed for the Times Dealbook Taub is a national authority on the 2008 mortgage meltdown and related financial crisis, joined the School of Law faculty in August 2020 and teaches white-collar crime, civil procedure, and other commercial and business law subjects.