Dr Olivia Dixon

BCom (Bond) MLLP (UTS) LLM JSD (NYU)
Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0475
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Biographical details

Olivia joined the Law School in 2013 as Lecturer in the Regulation of Investment and Financial Markets. Olivia teaches and researches in corporate law, with a particular interest in corporate crime. Prior to entering academia, Olivia practiced as a corporate finance attorney in Sydney and New York. Before becoming an attorney in 2003, Olivia worked as an analyst for a corporate finance company and at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Olivia has an LLM and JSD from New York University, where her doctoral dissertation was an empirical study examining the role of mutual funds as corporate governance monitors.

Research interests

  • Corporations Law
  • Corporate Crime
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Comparative securities regulation
  • Regulatory theory

Teaching and supervision

  • Corporations Law
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Law
  • Regulation of Corporate Crime
  • Directors Duties and Shareholder Remedies
  • Contract Law

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Dixon, O. (2013). Corporate Criminal Liability: The Influence of Corporate Culture. In Justin O'Brien, George Gilligan (Eds.), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets: Regulating Culture, (pp. 251-268). Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Journals

  • Dixon, O., O'Brien, J. (2014). Deferred Prosecutions in the Corporate Sector: Lessons from LIBOR. Seattle University Law Review, 37(2), 473-509.
  • O'Brien, J., Dixon, O. (2012). The Common Link in Failures and Scandals at the World’s Leading Banks. Seattle University Law Review, 36(2), 941-972.

Conferences

  • Dixon, O. (2014). Testing the Bounds of Fiduciary Obligations: An Empirical Study of US Mutual Fund Proxy Voting Behaviour. Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes: George Washington University Law School 2014, Washington, DC, USA: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2013). The Biggest White Collar Crime in History? LIBOR, Negotiated Prosecutions, and the Pursuit of Accountability. 5th International Symposium of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society: Capital Markets, the Corporation and the Asian Century: Governance, Accountability and the Future of Corporate Law, The University of New South Wales, Sydney: Presentation.
  • Dixon, O. (2012). Corporate Culture as a Basis for Corporate Criminal Liability. Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Conference: Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne: Presentation.

2014

  • Dixon, O., O'Brien, J. (2014). Deferred Prosecutions in the Corporate Sector: Lessons from LIBOR. Seattle University Law Review, 37(2), 473-509.
  • Dixon, O. (2014). Testing the Bounds of Fiduciary Obligations: An Empirical Study of US Mutual Fund Proxy Voting Behaviour. Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Junior Faculty Scholarship Prizes: George Washington University Law School 2014, Washington, DC, USA: Presentation.

2013

  • Dixon, O. (2013). Corporate Criminal Liability: The Influence of Corporate Culture. In Justin O'Brien, George Gilligan (Eds.), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets: Regulating Culture, (pp. 251-268). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Dixon, O. (2013). The Biggest White Collar Crime in History? LIBOR, Negotiated Prosecutions, and the Pursuit of Accountability. 5th International Symposium of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society: Capital Markets, the Corporation and the Asian Century: Governance, Accountability and the Future of Corporate Law, The University of New South Wales, Sydney: Presentation.

2012

  • Dixon, O. (2012). Corporate Culture as a Basis for Corporate Criminal Liability. Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation Conference: Regulating Culture in Financial Organisations, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne: Presentation.
  • O'Brien, J., Dixon, O. (2012). The Common Link in Failures and Scandals at the World’s Leading Banks. Seattle University Law Review, 36(2), 941-972.

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