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Lance Cole

Lance Cole
(717) 240-5215
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J.D., Harvard Law School 
B.S., University of Arkansas

Professor Lance Cole's research and teaching interests reflect his practice experience in white collar criminal defense, securities regulation law, and government investigations and prosecutions. Professor Cole researches the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine, government regulation of business entities, and legislative practice and procedure. His most recent publications have focused on constitutional and common law privileges and the government's ability to overcome those privileges and compel disclosure of information from private individuals and business entities. Professor Cole also serves as the co-director of the Law School's Semester in Washington, D.C. Program.

"The SEC's Corporate Cooperation Policy: A Duty to Correct or Update?", 41 Securities Reg. L. J. 127 (Summer 2013)

Building Better Blue Ribbon Commissions,” Benzinga

Congressional Investigations: Cases and Materials (with Stanley M. Brand, Carolina Academic Press, 2010)

“Special National Investigative Commissions: Essential Powers and Procedures (Some Lessons from the Pearl Harbor, Warren Commission, and 9/11 Commission Investigations),” 41 McGeorge L. Rev. 1 (2009)

“U.S. Government Cooperation Policies: Encouraging Cooperation or Coercing Capitulation?” EU Financial Services Regulation: Completing the Internal Market, Academy of European Law (ERA publication 206 R 08, 2006)

“Reexamining the Collective Entity Doctrine in the New Era of Limited Liability Entities — Should Business Entities Have a Fifth Amendment Privilege?,” 2005 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1. (2005)

“How to Watch the Watchers,” The New York Times (op-ed with Richard Ben-Veniste) (September 7, 2004) 

"Confidentiality," in Foundations of the Law and Ethics of Lawyering (George M. Cohen & Susan P. Koniak, eds. 2004)  

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (W. W. Norton & Company, 2004; contributing staff member)

“Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection in the United States Prior to 9/11” (co-authored) and “Reforming Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, and Intelligence Collection Inside the United States” (co-authored), in The 9/11 Investigations: staff reports of the 9/11 Commission (edited by Steven Strasser, Public Affairs, 2004)