Ellen S. Podgor - Publications


Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and Professor of Law

B.S., Syracuse University
M.B.A., University of Chicago
J.D., Indiana University at Indianapolis
LL.M., Temple University

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, White Collar Advocacy


Hornbook on White Collar Crime (co-authored with Jerold H. Israel, Peter J. Henning, & Nancy J. King)(West 2013)

Criminal Law: Concepts and Practice 3d Ed. (co-authored with Peter Henning, Andrew Taslitz, and Alfredo Garcia)(Teacher’s Manual)(Carolina 2013)

Understanding International Criminal Law 3d(co-authored with Roger Clark)(LexisNexis 2013)

International Criminal Law: Cases and Materials 3d Ed.(co-authored with the late-Professor Edward Wise & Professor Roger Clark)(Teacher’s Manual)(LexisNexis 2009)(2d Ed. - Book of the Year Award of the International Association of Penal Law -American National Section)

White Collar Crime in a Nutshell, 4th Ed. (co-authored with Professor Jerold H. Israel) (2009)

Mastering Criminal Procedure, Vol. II: The Adjudicatory Stage (co-authors Peter J. Henning, Andrew Taslitz, Margaret L. Paris, & Cynthia Jones) (Carolina 2012)

Mastering Criminal Procedure, Vol. I - The Investigative Stage (co-authored with Peter J. Henning, Andrew Taslitz, Margaret L. Paris, & Cynthia Jones) (Carolina 2010)

White Collar Crime: Law and Practice 3d Ed. (co-authored with Professor Jerold H. Israel, Hon. Paul D. Borman & Professor Peter Henning) (Teacher's Manual) (West 2009)

2009 Statutory and Documentary Supplement for White Collar Crime: Law and Practice 3d Ed. (co-authored with Professor Jerold H. Israel, Hon. Paul D. Borman, & Professor Peter Henning) (West 2009)

Overview of U.S. Law (co-edited with John F. Cooper) (LexisNexis 2009)

Mastering Criminal Law (co-authored w/ Peter Henning & Neil Cohen) (Carolina 2008)


Chapter, Prosecution Guidelines in the United States, The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective 9 (E. Luna & M. Wade, ed.)(Oxford University Press 2012)

Chapters 2, Did Overcriminalization Allow for the Prosecution of Martha Stewart & Chapter 7, Materiality as an Element of Obstruction, Martha Stewart's Legal Troubles (J. Hemingway, ed.)(Carolina 2006) (premised upon two prior articles)

Counterfeit Access Device and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984, Major Acts of Congress (B. Landsberg, ed.)(2003)

Computer Crime, Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice 2d (J. Dressler, ed.) (2001)

Chapter 22, Criminal Cases and the Investigative Accountant, Roman Weil, Michael J. Wagner, & Peter B. Frank, Litigation Services Handbook, 2d Ed. (1998 Cumulative Supp.) (co-authored with Joel R. Podgor)


Introduction: White Collar Crime, Federal Criminal Law, and Business Crimes Pedagogy, 11 Ohio St. J. Crim. Law 751 (2014) (Guest Editor for Commentary Symposium)

Unregulated Internal Investigations Achieving Fairness for Corporate Constituents, 5
4 B.C. L. Rev. 73 (2013) (co-authored with Bruce Green)

Introduction, Criminal Law Pedagogy,
10 Ohio St. J. Crim. Law 597 (2013) (Guest Editor for Commentary Symposium)

Introduction, Overcriminalization: New Approaches to a Growing Problem,
102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 529 (2012) (invited symposium)

Introduction: Examining White Collar Crime with Trifocals, 39 Fordham Urb. L. J. 299 (2011) (invited symposium)

Foreward, Overcriminalization 2.0: Developing Consensus Solutions, 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol'y 565 (2011) (co-organizer of symposium)

The Role of the Prosecution and Defense Function Standards: Stagnant or Progressive?, 62 Hastings L.J. 1159 (2011) (invited)

Pleading Blindly, 80 Miss. L.J. 1633 (2011) (Symposium--The Fifth Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum) (invited)

100 Years of White Collar Crime in "Twitter" 30 Rev. Litig. 534 (2011) (invited)

The Tainted Federal Prosecutor in an Overcriminalized Justice System, 67 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1569 (2010) (Symposium - Prosecutory Power: A Transnational Symposium)

White-Collar Crime and the Recession: Was the Chicken or the Egg First?, 2010 U. Chi. Legal F. 205 (2010) (Symposium - Crime, Criminal Law, and the Recession)

Intangible Rights - A Déjà Vu, 63 Vanderbilt L. Rev. En Banc 63 (2010); With the Bases Loaded, Alito Hits a Home Run, 63 Vanderbilt L. Rev. En Banc 63 (2010) (En Banc Roundtable - Skilling v. United States)

White Collar Innocence: Irrelevant in the High Stakes Risk Game, 85 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 77 (2010) (Symposium - The Fourth Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum)(invited)

Regulating Lawyers: Same Theme, New Context, 2010 J. of the Professional Law. 191 (2010)(Symposium of 2010 AALS Program on The Transformative Effect of International Initiatives on Lawyer Practice and Regulation: A Case Study Focusing on FATF and Its 2008 Lawyer Guidance)(invited AALS Program)

Cybercrime: Discretionary Jurisdiction, 47 Louisville L. Rev. 727 (2009) (Symposium on Free Speech and the Challenge of Advanced Technology)(invited)

Welcome to the Other Side of the Railroad Tracks: A Meaningless Exclusionary Rule, 16 SW J. of Int’l L. 299 (2010) (Symposium on The Future of the Exclusionary Rule: American and International Perspectives)(invited)

Educating Compliance46 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1523 (2009) (Georgetown Symposium on Corporate Criminal Liability)(invited)

Race-ing Prosecutors' Ethics Codes, 44 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 461 (2009) (Harvard Symposium on Jena Six)(invited)

Essay, A New Corporate World Mandates a "Good Faith" Affirmative Defense44 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1537 (2007) (Georgetown Symposium - Corporate Criminality: Legal, Ethical, & Managerial Implications)(invited)

The Challenge of White Collar Sentencing97 J. of Crim. Law & Criminology 731 (2007)

Corporate Deferred Prosecution Through the Looking Glass of Contract "Policing," 96 Ky. L. J. 1 (2007-08) (co-authored w/ Professor Candace Zierdt) (lead article) (condensed version Back Against the Wall: Corporate Deferred Prosecution Through the Lens of Contract "Policing," Criminal Justice, Fall 2008 (co-authored w/ Professor Candace Zierdt))

Contract "Policing," Criminal Justice, Fall 2008 (co-authored w/ Professor Candace Zierdt)
Commentary, White Collar Crime: A Letter From the Future, 5 Ohio St. J. of Crim. L. 247 (2007)

International Criminal Jurisdiction in the Twenty-First Century: Rediscovering United States v. Bowman, 44 San Diego L. Rev. 585 (2007) (co-authored w/ Professor Daniel M. Filler) (Symposium - The Third Criminal Procedure Discussion Forum) (invited)

Reflection Essay, Government “Shortcuts,” 2 J. Bus. & Tech. Law 119 (2007) (Maryland Roundtable Criminalization of Corporate Law)(invited)

Throwing Away the Key, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 279 (2007)

Teaching A Live Synchronous Distance Learning Course: A Student Focused Approach 2006 Ill. J. L., Tech. & Pol’y 263 (2006)(peer-reviewed)

Commentary, Blogs and the Promotion and Tenure Letter, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1109 (2006) (Harvard Bloggership Symposium)(invited)

Incorporating Transnational Law in First Year Criminal Law and Procedure Classes, 56 J. Legal Educ. 444 (2006)(Paper presented at 2006 AALS Conference)

A New Dimension to the Prosecution of White Collar Crime: Enforcing Extraterritorial Social Harms, 37 McGeorge L. Rev. 83 (2006) (Paper Presented as 12th Annual Pacific McGeorge Distinguished Speaker Series)

Foreward, Overcriminalization: The Politics of Crime, 54 Am. U. L. Rev. 541 (2005) (Symposium)

Arthur Andersen, LLP and Martha Stewart: Should Materiality Be an Element of Obstruction of Justice?, 44 Washburn L. J. 583 (2005) (Symposium: Enron Three Years Later: A White Collar Crime Scoreboard) (condensed version Making “Materiality” An Element of Obstruction of Justice written for Sept./Oct. Champion Magazine 26 (2005))

Essay, Jose Padilla and Martha Stewart: Who Should Be Charged With Criminal Conduct?, 109 Penn St. L. Rev. 1059 (2005) (Criminal Justice Forum Papers)

Essay, Cybercrime: National, Transnational, or International? 50 Wayne L. Rev. 97 (2004) (Symposium: International Justice: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Edward M. Wise)(invited)

Department of Justice Guidelines: Balancing "Discretionary Justice," 13 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 167 (2004) (lead article)

Cybercrime-Cyberterrorism, 19 Nouvelles Études Penale 283 (2004) (Siracusa Conference Proceedings)

Gideon Introduction, 41 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 131 (2004) (Symposium: Gideon at 40: Facing the Crisis - Fulfilling the Promise)

Essay, Government Surveillance of Attorney-Client Communications: Invoked in the Name of Fighting Terrorism, 12 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 145 (2003) (co-authored w/ John Wesley Hall)

Schemes to Defraud, 27 The Champion 12 (2003)

“Defensive Territoriality”: A New Paradigm for the Prosecution of Extraterritorial Business Crimes, 31 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 1 (2003) (lead article)

Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction: Replacing “Objective Territoriality With “Defensive Territoriality,” 28 Stud. L., Pol’y, & Soc’y 117 (2003)

The “USA Patriot Act” and Computer Crimes, 17 Crim. Just. 61 (2002) (Symposium: Justice in the Balance: The Aftermath of 9/11)

Essay, White Collar Cooperators: The Government in Employer-Employee Relationships, 23 Cardozo L. Rev. 795 (2002) (The Cooperating Witness Conundrum Symposium)

International Computer Fraud: A Paradigm for Limiting National Jurisdiction 35 U.C.- Davis L. Rev. 267 (2002) (lead article)

Essay, Do We Need A Beanie Baby Fraud Statute?, 49 Am. U. L. Rev. 1031 (2001)

Essay, Respect, Responsibility, and the Virtue of Introspection: An Essay on Professionalism in the Law School Environment (co-authored with Professor Barry Sullivan) 15 Notre Dame J. L., Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 117 (2001)

The Ethics and Professionalism of Prosecutors in Discretionary Decisions, 68 Fordham L. Rev. 1511 (2000) (A.A.L.S. Criminal Justice/Ethics Section Program)

Criminal Discovery of Jencks Witness Statements: Timing Makes a Difference, 15 Ga. St. L. Rev. 651 (1999) (Federal Criminal Discovery Symposium)

Foreward: Race and Criminal Justice, 40 B.C. L. Rev. 701 (1999) (co-authored with Professor Bernadette Hartfield) (A.A.L.S. Criminal Justice/Minority Group Section Program)

Criminal Fraud, 48 Am. U. Law Rev. 729 (1999) (lead article)

Panel Discussion, Association of American Law Schools Panel on the International Criminal Court, 36 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 223 (1999) (co-moderator with Professor John E. Noyes)

Mail Fraud: Redefining the Boundaries, 10 St. Thomas L. Rev. 557 (1998) (Criminal Law Symposium)

Essay, Globalization and the Federal Prosecution of White Collar Crime, 34 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 325 (1997)

State and Local Entities as RICO Enterprises: A Matter of Perception, 98 W. Vir. L. Rev. 853 (1996)

Lawyer Professionalism in a Gendered Society, 47 S.C. L. Rev. 323 (1996)

Essay, Corporate and White Collar Crime: Simplifying the Ambiguous, 31 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 391 (1994)

Mail Fraud: Limiting the Limitless, 18 The Champion 4 (1994)

Mail Fraud: Opening Letters, 43 S.C. L. Rev. 223 (1992) (lead article)

Reckoning with the Bluster of Apolitical Jurisprudence, 19 Hastings Const. L. Q. 715 (1992), (co-authored with Professor Donald Lively)

Form 8300: The Demise of Law as a Profession, 5 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 485 (1992) (lead article)

Bias v. Difference: An Analysis For Those Who Just Don't Get It, 54 Alb. L. Rev. 413 (1991) (co-authored with Professor Leonard Pertnoy)

And God Created Woman . . . But To Be A Criminal Defense Attorney?, 42 Mercer L. Rev. 713 (1991) (co-authored with Professor Leonard Pertnoy)

Forward: Speech, Press, Religion & Assembly: Now and Tomorrow, 3 St. Thomas L. F. 1 (1991)

Prosecutorial Misconduct: Alive and Well and Living in Indiana?, 3 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 657 (1990) (co-authored with Jeffrey Weiner) (lead article)

Tax Fraud - Mail Fraud: Synonymous, Cumulative or Diverse?, 57 U. Cin. L. Rev. 903 (1989) (lead article)

1988 Supreme Court Term: What's Left of The Bill of Rights?, 3 BNA Criminal Practice Manual 485 (October 4, 1989)

Criminal Misconduct: Ethical Rule Usage Leads to Regulation of the Legal Profession, 61 Temple L. Rev. 1323 (1988)

Prosecutorial Vindictiveness - Indiana's Newest Criminal Defense, 29 Res Gestae 404 (February 1986)

The Right to A Speedy Arrest, 22 Res Gestae 22 (January 1978) (co-authored with David Nicholls)

Advertising: From Pharmacists to Lawyers?, 20 Res Gestae 508 (December 1976)

Note, Symbolic Speech, 9 Ind. L. Rev. 1009 (1976)

Recent Development, First Amendment, 8 Ind. L. Rev. 890 (1975)


Reviews In Review, Champion Magazine, Column reviewing law review articles of interest to criminal defense attorneys, from Sept./Oct. 1996 - 2012; total of approximately 100 columns).

Laws Have Overcriminalized Business Behavior,
NYTimes, Room for Debate, Nov. 10, 2013

Gideon: Looking Back to the 40th Anniversary, 36 Champion Magazine 64 (June 2012)

First Person: The DOJ Should Practice What It Preaches, Corporate Counsel, Law.com, (co-authored with Jim E. LaVine)

Catch 22 For Counsel, Nat. L. Jrl, April 9, 2007 (co-authored w/ Martin S. Pinelas)

How Blogging Changed Our Lives,
21 Diverse Issues in Higher Education 27 (July 19, 2006)(w/ Paul Caron)

Do Cooperation Agreements Diminish the Right to a Jury Trial in White-Collar Cases?,
Law.com, (Nov.1, 2006)

Perspectives, Blogging Opens Up New Avenues For Professors, 21 Diverse Issues in Higher Education (July 19, 2006), , (co-authored w/ Paul Caron)

What Message Do Mail Fraud Cases Send About Federal Jurisdiction, Law.com, (June 29, 2006)

One Response to Katrina - Distance Learning, Nat. L.J. 23 (March 27, 2006).

Money Laundering and Legal Globalization: Where Does the United States Stand on this Issue? 5 Wash U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 151 (2006)(Rev. of Heba Shams, Legal Globalization: Money Laundering Law and Other Cases, Sir Joseph Gold Memorial Series Vol. 5, The British Institute of International ad Comparative Law (2004).

Proceed With Caution, Nat. L.J., Mon., July 26, 2004, at 23. (co-authored w/ Barry Scheck).

Defense ‘CEO’ Accountable for Prison Abuses, Atl. Jrl. Const., Thurs., May 20, 2004, at A15.

Trial Rules Will Stack Deck Against Detainees, Atl. Jrl. Const., Wed., March 17, 2004, at A15. (co-authored w/ Stephen Glassroth)

Bum Lobster Rap, Washington Times, Jan. 6, 2004 (also appearing in Atl. Jrl. Const., St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Providence Jrl, Panama City News Herald, Augusta Chronicle, Monterey Herald ) (co-authored w/ Paul Rosenzweig)

Iraq: Evidence, Victims are There, Atl. Jrl. Const., Tues., Dec. 16, 2003, at A19.

Murder and the Reasonable Man, 27 The Champion (Nov. 2003) (review of C. Lee, Murder and the Reasonable Man (2003)).

Should Ashcroft, Who Trusts No One, Be Trusted?, L.A. Daily Jrl., Thurs, Oct. 16, 2003, at 6.

Electing Indigent Defense Counsel Weakens System, Atl. Jrl. Const., Wed., Feb. 19, 2003, at A15.

The International Dimensions of Cyberspace Law, 12 Int’l Crim.J. Rev. 122 (2002) (review of Teresa Fuentes-Camacho, The International Dimensions of Cyberspace Law (Vol. I) (2000))

Don’t Criminalize Catholic Church or Anderson, Houston Chronicle, Fri., May 2, 2002

FBI’s Undisclosed McVeigh Files are Part of Larger Problem, Atl. Jrl. Const., Sun., June 3, 2001, at D9.

Professional Responsibility of the Criminal Lawyer, 20 the Champion (March 1995) (review of J. HALL, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CRIMINAL LAWYER (1994 supp.))

The Bill of Rights in Technicolor, 44 Ark. L. Rev. 1137 (1991) (review of E. ALDERMAN & C. KENNEDY, IN OUR DEFENSE: THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN ACTION (1991)).

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in the Gray Area, 26 U.S.F. L. Rev. 121 (1991) (review of M. FREEDMAN, UNDERSTANDING LAWYERS' ETHICS (1990))

Judicial Activism in Perspective, 65 St. John's L. Rev. 635 (1991) (review of D. LIVELY, JUDICIAL REVIEW AND THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED: ACTIVIST WAYS AND POPULAR ENDS (1990))

Professional Responsibility of the Criminal Lawyer, 25 Champion 54 (April 1991) (review of J. HALL, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CRIMINAL LAWYER (1990 supp.))

The Bill of Rights Gets the Personal Touch, 65 Miami Rev. 2 (May 8, 1991) (also published in 32 Broward Rev. 2 (May 8, 1991) and 37 Palm Beach Rev. 2 (May 8, 1991) (review of E. ALDERMAN & C. KENNEDY, IN OUR DEFENSE: THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN ACTION (1991))

Rules, Predictability and Legal Secrets, 64 Miami Rev. 10 (September 29, 1989) (also published in 30 Broward Rev. 12 (September 29, 1989) (review of K. SCHEPPELE, LEGAL SECRETS: EQUALITY AND EFFICIENCY IN COMMON LAW (1990))