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Anita  Cava

Anita Cava

Director, Business Ethics Program, Co-Director, UM Ethics Programs, Professor, Business Law

(305) 284-5084
Jenkins 323F

Research Interests

  • Legal and ethical aspects of health administration as well as corporate/community engagement and business ethics

Selected Publications

Mayer, D., Cava, A., Baird, C., Crime and Punishment (or the Lack Thereof) for Financial Fraud in the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown:  Reasons and Remedies for Legal and Ethical Lapses, American Business Law Journal (2014)

Earle, B. and Cava, A, When Is a Bribe Not a Bribe?  A Re-Examination of the FCPA in Light of Business Reality,  Indiana International and Comparative Law Review (2013)

Cava, A. and Stewart, B.,  Quid Pro Quo Corruption is “So Yesterday”:  Restoring Honest Services Fraud after Skilling and Black, UC Davis Business Law Journal (2011)

Cushman, R., Froomkin, M., Cava, A., Abril, P., Goodman, K., Ethical, Legal and Social Issues for Personal Health Records and Applications, 43 Journal of Biomedical Informatics 551-555 (2010)

Earle, B. and Cava, A., Are Anti-Corruption Efforts Paying Off?  International and National Measures in the Asia-Pacific Region and their Impact on India and Multinational Corporations, 31 Hawaii Law Review 59-86 (2008).

Abril, P. and Cava, A., Health Privacy in a Techno-Social World:  A Cyber-Patient’s Bill of Rights, 7 Northwestern Journal of  Technology and Intellectual Property 244-277 (2008).

Goodman, K. and Cava, A., Bioethics, Business Ethics and Science:  Bioinformatics and the Future of Healthcare, 17 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 1-12 (2008).

Brackett, N., Lynne, C., Attia, G., Carmack, A., Cava, A., and Goodman, K., Treatment of Infertility in Men with Spinal Cord Injury:  Medical Progress and Ethical Considerations, 13; 4 Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 120-133 (2008).

Mitchell, C., Armstrong, F., Goodman, K., Cava, A., and Scott, G., Disclosure of HIV Status to an Infected Child:  Medical, Psychological, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives, 19; 1 Journal of Clinical Ethics 43-52 (2008).

Cava, A. and Mayer, D. Integrative Social Contract Theory and Urban Prosperity Initiatives,72 Journal of Business Ethics 263-278 (2007)

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded the 2009 UM Faculty Senate Outstanding Teaching Award, given to one faculty member in the University each year.
  • Also in 2009, presented with the “Inside Out” Award by the Alumni Association for her efforts to bring alumni back to campus to engage in discussion about ethics.
  • She is also the recipient of a 1996 Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award, given to five University faculty members annually, as well as several School of Business Administration Excellence in Teaching Awards, most recently from the Undergraduate Business Program in May, 2011, and from the 2010 Executive MBA class in Health Administration.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • She serves as the Academic Director of the Latin America Healthcare Compliance Certification Program for the School of Business, which was launched in 2011
  • Private practice in Washington, D.C., and Miami on matters ranging from national employment cases to commercial and consumer litigation
  • Compliance training consultant, State Attorney’s Office “Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Harassment”
  • Lecturer, Executive Education Center seminar series on Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration, University of Miami School of Business Administration
  • Director, Business and Professional Ethics, University of Miami Forum on Bioethics and Philosophy
  • Faculty Liaison, Greater Miami Alliance for Ethical Government


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., with Distinction, Swarthmore College, 1975


  • Health Care law and ethics, business ethics, corporate governance

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