Associate Professor of Business Law & Business Ethics
Corruption & Bribery
Hess, D. 2017. "Business, Corruption, and Human Rights: Towards a New Responsibility for Corporations to Combat Corruption." 2017 Wisconsin Law Review 641-693.
Hess, D. (forthcoming). "Corruption and the Multinational Corporation." Forthcoming in: Denis G. Arnold, Tom L. Beauchamp and Norman E. Bowie, Ethical Theory and Business, 10th ed. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Hess, D. 2015. "Combating Corruption in International Business: The Big Questions." Ohio Northern Law Review, 41(3): 676-696.
Hess, D. 2012. "Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Through Corporate Social Responsibility." Ohio State Law Journal, 73(5): 1121-1144.
Hess, D. 2012. “Combating Corruption through Corporate Transparency: Using Enforcement Discretion to Improve Disclosure.” Minnesota Journal of International Law, vol. 21(1): 42-74.
Hess, D. 2011. “Combating Corruption in International Business through Voluntary Governance Initiatives,” in Hale, T. and Held, D. (eds), Transnational Governance Innovation, pp. 322-327. Polity Press: Cambridge, UK.
Hess, D. 2009. "Catalyzing Corporate Commitment to Combating Corruption." Journal of Business Ethics, 88: 781-790.
Hess, D. & Dunfee, T.W. 2003. “Taking Responsibility for Bribery: The Multinational Corporation’s Role in Combating Corruption,” in Sullivan, R. (ed.) Business and Human Rights: Dilemmas and Solutions, pp. 260-271. Sheffield, UK: Greanleaf Publishing.
Dunfee, T.W. & Hess, D. 2001. “Getting From Salbu to the ‘Tipping Point’: The Role of Corporate Action Within a Portfolio of Anti-Corruption Strategies.” Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, vol. 21 (2): 471-490.
Hess, D. & Dunfee, T.W. 2000. “Fighting Corruption: A Principled Approach.” Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 33 (3): 593-626.
Hess, D. 2016. "Ethical Infrastructures and Evidence-Based Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs: Policy Implications from the Empirical Evidence." New York University Journal of Law and Business, 12(2): 317-68.
Ford, C. & Hess, D. 2011. “Corporate Monitorships and New Governance Regulation: In Theory, In Practice, and In Its Regulatory Context,” Law & Policy, vol. 33(4): 509-541.
Ford, C. & Hess, D. 2009. "Can Corporate Monitorships Improve Corporate Compliance?" Journal of Corporation Law, vol. 34 (3): 679-737.
Hess, D. & Ford, C. 2008. “Corporate Corruption and Reform Undertakings: A New Approach to an Old Problem.” Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 41 (2): 307-346.
Hess, D. 2007. “A Business Ethics Perspective on Sarbanes-Oxley and the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines.” Michigan Law Review, vol. 105 (8): 1781-1816.
Hess, D., McWhorter, R. & Fort, T. 2006. “The 2004 Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Their Implicit Call for a Symbiotic Integration of Business Ethics.” Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, vol. 11 (4): 725-764.
Hess, D. 2019. "The Transparency Trap: Non-Financial Disclosure and the Responsibility of Business to Respect Human Rights." American Business Law Journal, vol. 56(1): 5-53.
Hess, D. 2014. "The Future of Sustainability Reporting as a Regulatory Requirement." In D. Cahoy & J. Colburn (eds), Law and the Transition to Business Sustainability. Springer Publishing
Hess, D. 2008. "The Three Pillars of Corporate Social Reporting as New Governance Regulation: Disclosure, Dialogue, and Development." Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 18(4): 447-482.
Hess, D. 2007. “Social Reporting and New Governance Regulation: The Prospects of Achieving Corporate Accountability through Transparency.” Business Ethics Quarterly, 17 (3): 453-476.
Hess, D. & Dunfee, T.W. 2007. “The Kasky-Nike Threat to Corporate Social Reporting: Implementing a Standard of Optimal Truthful Disclosure as a Solution.” Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 17(1): 5-32.
Hess, D. 2006. “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law,” in José Allouche (ed.), Corporate Social Responsibility, 154-180. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hess, D. 2001. “Regulating Corporate Social Performance: A New Look at Corporate Social Accounting, Auditing, and Reporting.” Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 11 (2): 307-330.
Hess, D. 1999. “Social Reporting: A Reflexive Law Approach to Corporate Social Responsiveness.” Journal of Corporation Law, vol. 25 (1): 41-84. (PDF version in original journal format)
Hess, D. & Warren, D. E. 2008. “The Meaning and Meaningfulness of Corporate Social Initiatives.” Business & Society Review, vol. 113 (2): 163-197.
Hess, D., Rogovsky, N., & Dunfee, T.W. 2002. “The Next Wave of Corporate Community Involvement: Corporate Social Initiatives.” California Management Review, vol. 44 (2): 110-125.
Dunfee, T. W. & Hess, D. 2000. “The Legitimacy of Direct Corporate Humanitarian Investment.” Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 10 (1): 95-109.
Hess, D. 2010. “Ethics in Finance: Pension Funds,” in John Boatright (ed.), Finance Ethics: Critical Issues in Financial Theory and Practice, pp. 359-372. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
Hess, D. 2007. "Public Pensions and the Promise of Shareholder Activism for the Next Frontier of Corporate Governance: Sustainable Economic Development." Virginia Law & Business Review, 2(2): 221-63.
Hess, D. 2005. “Protecting and Politicizing Public Pension Fund Assets: Empirical Evidence on the Effects of Governance Structures and Practices.” University of California-Davis Law Review, vol. 39 (1): 187-224.
Hess, D. & Impavido, G. 2004. “Governance of Public Pension Funds: Lessons from Corporate Governance and International Evidence,” in Musalem, A. R. & Palacios, R. (eds.) Public Pension Fund Management, pp. 49-89. Washington D.C.: The World Bank.
Useem, M. & Hess, D. 2001. “Governance and Investments of Public Pensions,” in Olivia S. Mitchell & Edwin C. Hustead (eds.), Pensions in the Public Sector: pp. 132-152. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Hess, D. 2010. “Attorney Liability for Client Fraud: Lessons From the Conviction of Outside Counsel in the Refco Fraud,” in Corporate Governance 2010, pp. 741-752. Practising Law Institute: New York, NY.
Hess, D. 2010. “Client Confusion on Corporate Counsel’s Role: New Developments in the Ethical and Legal Minefield of Conducting Internal Investigations,” in Corporate Governance 2010, pp. 753-774. Practising Law Institute: New York, NY.
Hess, D. 2008. “If Kilpatrick were a CEO, he'd be fired: Ethical errors end corporate careers quicker than any other mistake.” Detroit News, February 5, 2008, at 7A.
Hess, D. 2008. "Responsible Investing Requires Full Disclosure." Pensions & Investments, June 9, 2008, at 12.