David Hess

David Hess

  • Associate Professor of Business Law
Education
  • PhD University Of Pennsylvania 2003
  • MA University Of Pennsylvania 2000
  • JD University Of Iowa 1995
  • BA Grinnell College 1992

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-9779
Email
Room
R4318
Research

David Hess an Associate Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

He teaches courses on corporate law, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics. Professor Hess¿s research focuses primarily on the role of the law in ensuring corporate accountability. His publications in this area have analyzed the use of sustainability reports by corporations, efforts to combat corruption in international business, the connections between corruption and human rights, and how the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and deferred prosecution agreements can be implemented in a way that best assists corporations in developing more ethical corporate cultures.  This research has been published in leading law, ethics, and management journals, and has been recognized with national awards. In 2008, Professor Hess won a Faculty Pioneer Award from The Aspen Institute and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Early Career Achievement from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Website: http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/dwhess/

Respect for Human Rights: An Overview of the Approaches and Issues

Authors
David Hess
Published Date
2016

Source

Mineral Law Series 2016 (2). Special Issue on Human Rights Law and the Extractives Industry
Volume: 
2016
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
9-1 to 9-34

Transparency and Respect for Human Rights: An Overview of the Approaches and Issues

Authors
Hess, David
Published Date
2016

Source

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal
Volume: 
53
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
279-304

Corporate Culture and Corporate Compliance Programs: Towards an Understanding of an Organization?s Ethical Infrastructure

Authors
David Hess
Published Date
2015

Source

Proceedings of the 2015 ALSB Annual Conference
Volume: 
2015
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
-

Combating Corruption to Respect Human Rights: Understanding the Ethical Responsibilities of Corporations

Authors
Bishra, N. and Hess, D.
Published Date
2013

Source

2013 Proceedings of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Volume: 
2013
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
13

Attorney Liability for Client Fraud: Lessons From the Conviction of Outside Counsel in the Refco Fraud

Authors
David Hess
Published Date
02/01/2010

Source

Practising Law Institute
Pages: 
11
Corporate Governance 2010
Doty

Client Confusion on Corporate Counsel's Role: New Developments in the Ethical and Legal Minefield of Conducting Internal Investigations

Authors
David Hess
Published Date
02/01/2010

Source

Practising Law Institute
Pages: 
21
Corporate Governance 2010
Doty
Ross Thought In Action
Professor David Hess argues for reforming corporate sentencing guidelines to build a culture that promotes ethical behavior, not just compliance.

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