Professor Miriam F. Weismann teaches in the JD/MBA graduate program at Suffolk University and in the undergraduate business school. She is also director of the Center for Global Business Ethics and Law at Suffolk. Her areas of specialization include white collar crime and financial fraud, international law, taxation, and legal ethics. Her publications include her recent book, Crime, Inc.: The Legal and Financial Implications of Corporate Misconduct, scholarly articles, and chapter publications in the fields of global and domestic corporate governance and white collar crime.
Miriam started in private practice in 1978 and shortly thereafter founded a law firm specializing in white collar criminal defense work and corporate law. She later merged her practice into the national law firm of Keck, Mahin & Cate, where she became a capital partner. There, she handled white collar criminal defense work and major securities
and tax-related litigation. She also argued a case before the United States Supreme Court.
In 1991, she joined the United States Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York, as an assistant federal prosecutor, assigned to the Business and Securities Fraud division. She later served as Supervisory Assistant Special Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel John C. Danforth in the WACO investigation. In 2003, she was appointed by President Bush to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Her major case prosecutions include the Ford/Firestone investigations and the prosecution of Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Exide Technologies in connection with the DieHard battery. She also prosecuted organized crime and public corruption cases. While serving as a federal prosecutor she received the Director's Award for excellence in the prosecution of a major public corruption case from then Attorney General Janet Reno and numerous case prosecution awards from the FBI, IRS, DEA, and Postal Inspection Service.