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Anita  Cava

Anita Cava

Director, Business Ethics Program, Co-Director, University Ethics Programs, Professor, Business Law

(305) 284-5084
Jenkins 317B

Research Interests

  • Legal and ethical aspects of health administration
  • Corporate corruption and compliance
  • Community engagement and business ethics

Selected Publications

Earle, B. and Cava, A., The Mystery of Declinations Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  A Proposal to Incentivize Compliance, 49 UC Davis Law Review 567 (2015) (Symposium Issue:  Corruption & Compliance – Promoting Integrity in the Global Marketplace)

Earle, B. and Cava, A., The Penumbra of the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  Brazil’s Clean Companies Act and Implications for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 13 Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business 439-468 (2014) (invited) (SSRN 10 most downloaded 12/9/14)

Mayer, D., Cava, A., Baird, C., Crime and Punishment (or the Lack Thereof) for Financial Fraud in the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown:  Reasons and Remedies for Legal and Ethical Lapses, American Business Law Journal (2014)

Earle, B. and Cava, A, When Is a Bribe Not a Bribe?  A Re-Examination of the FCPA in Light of Business Reality,  Indiana International and Comparative Law Review (2013)

Cava, A. and Stewart, B.,  Quid Pro Quo Corruption is “So Yesterday”:  Restoring Honest Services Fraud after Skilling and Black, UC Davis Business Law Journal (2011)

Cushman, R., Froomkin, M., Cava, A., Abril, P., Goodman, K., Ethical, Legal and Social Issues for Personal Health Records and Applications, 43 Journal of Biomedical Informatics 551-555 (2010)

Earle, B. and Cava, A., Are Anti-Corruption Efforts Paying Off?  International and National Measures in the Asia-Pacific Region and their Impact on India and Multinational Corporations, 31 Hawaii Law Review 59-86 (2008).

Abril, P. and Cava, A., Health Privacy in a Techno-Social World:  A Cyber-Patient’s Bill of Rights, 7 Northwestern Journal of  Technology and Intellectual Property 244-277 (2008).

Goodman, K. and Cava, A., Bioethics, Business Ethics and Science:  Bioinformatics and the Future of Healthcare, 17 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 1-12 (2008).

Brackett, N., Lynne, C., Attia, G., Carmack, A., Cava, A., and Goodman, K., Treatment of Infertility in Men with Spinal Cord Injury:  Medical Progress and Ethical Considerations, 13; 4 Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 120-133 (2008).

Mitchell, C., Armstrong, F., Goodman, K., Cava, A., and Scott, G., Disclosure of HIV Status to an Infected Child:  Medical, Psychological, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives, 19; 1 Journal of Clinical Ethics 43-52 (2008).

Cava, A. and Mayer, D. Integrative Social Contract Theory and Urban Prosperity Initiatives,72 Journal of Business Ethics 263-278 (2007)

Honors and Awards

  • School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award, Undergraduate Education, 2011
  • School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award, Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy, 2010
  • University of Miami Faculty Senate Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009
  • The Alumni Association “Inside Out” Award for efforts to bring alumni back to engage in ethics discussion, 2009
  • Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Director, Business Ethics Program, University of Miami
  • Academic Director, Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program, University of Miami School of Business
  • Conceived and teaches the innovative Compliance Boot Camp, a four-day, non-credit/no-cost module for undergraduate students interested in the basics of health care and financial compliance.
  • Presenter, UC Davis Law Review Symposium “Corruption & Compliance: Promoting Integrity in the Global Marketplace.", 2015
  • Presenter, Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group, American Society of International Law, Wharton School, 2015


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, Hays Fellow, 1978
  • B.A., with Distinction, Swarthmore College, 1975


  • Health care law and ethics
  • Corporate compliance and corruption

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