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Anita  Cava

Anita Cava

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

(305) 284-5084
Jenkins 317B
acava@miami.edu


Research Interests

  • Legal and ethical aspects of health administration, corporate corruption and compliance, community engagement and business ethics

Selected Publications

Earle, B. and Cava, A., The Mystery of Declinations Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  A Proposal to Incentivize Compliance, 49 UC Davis Law Review 567 (2015) (Symposium Issue:  Corruption & Compliance – Promoting Integrity in the Global Marketplace)

Earle, B. and Cava, A., The Penumbra of the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  Brazil’s Clean Companies Act and Implications for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 13 Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business 439-468 (2014) (invited) (SSRN 10 most downloaded 12/9/14)

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

  • 2009 University of Miami 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, including the Undergraduate Business Program in May, 2011, and the 2010 Executive MBA class in Health Administration.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Director, Business Ethics Program
  • Academic Director of the Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program for the School of Business, which was launched in 2011
  • Conceived and teaches the innovative Compliance Boot Camp, a four-day, non-credit/no-cost module for undergraduate students interested in the basics of health care and financial compliance.
  • Invited to present at the 2015 UC Davis Law Review Symposium “Corruption & Compliance: Promoting Integrity in the Global Marketplace."
  • Selected to present at the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law, held at the Wharton School (2015).

Degrees

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

Specialties

  • Health Care law and ethics
  • Corporate compliance and corruption

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