• As the director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics, Kevin O'Brien is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.  He earned his accounting and law degrees from the University of Denver and an advanced degree in taxation from New York University.  He also served as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service.  His research interests include professional ethics for lawyers, CPAs and executives, professional codes of conduct, whistle blowing, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.  Professor O'Brien teaches principally Accounting Ethics that analyzes key executive and professional decisions by CPAs from both an ethical and legal perspective.  He also teaches Executive Business Law for the EMBA program.  Professor O'Brien currently serves on the Audit and Compliance Committee of Centura Health.

  • Seminars

  • Ethical Implications of Recent Supreme Court and

  • IRS_CPA_Ethics_Seminar.pptx

  • obrien_EY_conference.pptx

  • AFWA_independence_romance_11_16_2016.pptx

  • TEI_Ethics_Presentation_InsiderTrading_Whistlebl

    Presented on 2/17/2016 for Tax Executives Institute

  • Professional Ethical Aspects of Insider Trading

    CPE Presentation on 11/18/2015 at the Denver Athletic Club for the Accounting Financial Women's Alliance (Denver Chapter).

  • The Virtue of Virtue Ethics.pptx

    Presented 9/25/2015 at the Rocky Mountain Accounting Conference

  • Teaching Accounting Ethics.pptx

  • Ethics Course requirement in 50 States.xlsx

  • CPA Code Implications Related to SEC Bounty Rule

    Presented at the RMASLB Conference 10/4/2014

  • ethical_aspects_suspension_2.pptx

    Presented at the Rocky Mountain Accounting Conference, 9/26/2014

  • EBC_Presentation.pptx

  • MBA_Preview_Sampler_Presentation.pptx

  • Professional Ethical Aspects of Insider Trading

  • obrien_presentation.pptx

  • Directory Information

  • Kevin O'Brien, Associate Professor
    J.D., LL.M in Taxation, CPA
    Chair, Department of Business Ethics & Legal Studies
    Director, Institute for Enterprise Ethics
    Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
    2101 S. University Blvd.  Room 695
    Denver, CO  80208
    (303) 871-2027; kobrien@du.edu
  • Recent Research

  • The Race to the Bottom Blog
  • Wittmer & O'Brien,

    "The Virtue of 'Virtue Ethics in Business and Business Education,'" Journal of Business Ethics Education, 2015.

  • Kevin O'Brien, Dennis Wittmer, Bahman Paul Ebrahimi,

    "Behavioral Ethics in Practice: Integrating Service Learning Into a Graduate Business Ethics Course," Journal of Management Education, 2017

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