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Coffee, John C., Jr. (1944–)

JOHN COFFEE, a professor at Columbia University Law School specializing in corporations and white-collar crime, is one of the field's foremost experts. Coffee was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States.” Before joining the faculty at Columbia, Coffee was on faculty at Georgetown University Law Center and before that with the law firm of Cravath Swaine & Moore. He received a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College and law degrees from Yale Law School and New York University.

Coffee's articles have focused on the role of criminal and civil law in the punishment of whitecollar crime. He notes that the line between civil and criminal law has disappeared. The blurring of the line between criminal and ...

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