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    Professor David Logan explains why a federal court finding BP acted with “gross negligence” in 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster doesn't presage criminal trial outcomes.
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Mary Joan Hoene

Mary Joan Hoene
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law
Mary Joan Hoene is a securities lawyer with a specialty in investment management law and regulation.  She works with mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, private funds, fund sponsors, broker-dealers, investment advisers, banks, insurance companies and the independent directors of investment companies.  She was previously a partner at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn LLP, the independent fund chief compliance officer at Bank of America from 2004 to 2007, Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management from 1986 to 1988.  Ms. Hoene is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Investment Management Regulation Committee, of the Advisory Board of the Mutual Fund Direectors Forum, of the Women's Investment Management Forum and of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.  She has served on the Zoning Board, City of Newport, Rhode Island, since August 2007.

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