Kathleen Lacey, a Professor of Legal Studies in Business and Business Ethics, has been in the College of Business Administration since 1994. She received both her Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California.. Dr. Lacey's teaching expertise includes numerous areas of business law, business ethics and ethical leadership. Dr. Lacey has done extensive research in international law and corporate governance, and has published articles in the American Journal of Comparative Law, Cornell International Law Journal, American Business Law Journal and Northwestern's Law Journals among others. In 2008 Professor Lacey was the recipient of one of the CSULB University Distinguished Faculty Teaching Awards. As Conference Chair of her national academic organization, the ALSB, Professor Lacey hosted a successful national conference in Long Beach. Dr. Lacey previously served as the Faculty Director of the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB and President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Teaching Interests: areas of business law include securities law, employment law, intellectual property, international and comparative
Research Interests: international and comparative law(U.S./EU) in regard to bribery, moneylaundering, financial fraud, securities law and corporate governance
- JD, University of Southern California, 1992
- MBA, University of Southern California, 1985
- BS, San Diego State University, 1976
- Professor, California State University, Long Beach (2004 - Present)
- Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach (2000 - 2004)
- Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach (1994 - 2000)
Research and Scholarly ActivitiesJournal Article, Academic Journal
- The Past Decade of Regulatory Change in the U. S. and EU Capital Market Regimes: An Evolution from National Interests Toward International Harmonization with Emerging G-20 Leadership (2011), Berkeley Journal of International Law.
- "Investigation of Halliburton Co./TSKJ's Nigerian Business Practices: Model for Analysis of the Current Anti-Corruption Environment on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement" (2006), Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology - Northwestern University School of Law.
- "A Comparative Analysis of Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Corporate Governance Developments in the U.S. and European Union: The Impact of Tensions Created by Extraterritorial Application of Section 404 " (2005), The American Journal of Comparative Law.
- "Assessing the Deterrent Effect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's Certification Provisions: A Comparative Analysis Using the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" (2005), Vanderbilt Journal of Translational Law.
- "U.S. Multinational Businesses Underestimate the Strength of European Union: Exemplified by Increasing Extraterritorial Intrusion of European Union Authority into U.S. Business Mergers and Competition Practices" (2004), Connecticut Journal of International Law .
- "Increasing Extraterritorial Intrusion of European Union Authority into U.S. Business Mergers and Competition Practices: U.S. Multinational Businesses Underestimate the Strength of the European Commission from G.E.-Honeywell to Microsoft" (2004), Connecticut International Law Journal.
- "The U.K. 'Metric Martyr' Case: A Challenge to the European Union Authority Over Its Member States" (2003), Wisconsin International Law Journal.
- "Crackdown on Money Laundering: A Comparative Analysis of the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Domestic and Multilateral Policy Reforms" (2003), Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.
- Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, "For Many U.S. Corporations-Transnational Increase in Profits Equals Litigation Increase for Human Rights Violations: The Continuing Legal and Ethical Dilemmas Created with Sosa and its Progeny," Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, CA (February , 2010)
- Academy of Legal Studies in Business, "Change and Hope: The Themes of a New Administration are Echoed in the Human Rights Cases Against Multinational Corporations as the Statutory Causes of Actions, Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim Protect Act, Prevail Against the Numerous Motions to Dismiss," Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Denver, Colorado (August , 2009)
- Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, "Regulatory Conflicts in Cross-Border Securities Transactions: U.S. Response to the Fallout from Sarbanes-Oxley," Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, CA (February 25, 2007)
- Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, "The Viability of the Statutory Causes of Actions, Alien Torts Claims Act and Torture Victims Protection Act, in lawsuits Against corporations for Human Rights Violations," Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Palm Springs, CA (February 25, 2007)
- Academy of Legal Studies in Business, "Philosophical Differences Between Corporate Governance Initiatives in Europe and US: A Time for Reflection," Academy of Legal Studies in Business, St. Petersburg (August 12, 2006)