J.D., Harvard Law School
B.S., University of Arkansas
Lance Cole has joined the faculty at Widener University School of Law as a Visiting Professor. Professor 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 has also served as the co-director of the Dickinson Law School Semester in Washington, D.C. Program.
Prof. Cole received his J.D. at Harvard Law School graduating cum laude and his B.S. from the University of Arkansas, summa cum laude. He will teach Business Organizations in the Fall 2012 semester, as well as a seminar on Congressional Investigations.Selected Recent Publications Books and Book Chapters
- Congressional Investigations and Oversight: Case Studies and Analysis (with Stanley M. Brand, Carolina Academic Press 2011) (law school textbook).
- “Confidentiality,” in Foundations of the Law and Ethics of Lawyering (George M. Cohen & Susan P. Koniak eds., Foundation Press 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 Comission (Steven Strasser ed., Public Affairs 2004).
- The SEC’s Corporate Cooperation Policy: A Duty to Correct or Update?, Securities Regulation Law Journal (forthcoming 2012).
- Time for Special Prosecutor in the Sandusky Case, Harrisburg Patriot-News (op-ed, July 2, 2012).
- Why Dewey Died: New York's LLP Law May Have Played a Role, The National Law Journal, June 18, 2012.
- Building Better Blue Ribbon Commissions, Benzinga.com, Feb. 24, 2011.
- “9/11” Provided Threat Assessment, CENTRE DAILY TIMES, June 19, 2010 (book review of The Constitution and 9/11: Recurring Threats to America’s Freedom by Louis Fisher).