John Gergacz

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:


Academic Areas

Business Law


Academic Areas:

  • Legal environment of business
  • Legal aspects of business organizations

Teaching and Research interests:

  • Attorney-corporate client privilege
  • Ethics of corporate counsel
  • Ethics in general for business decision-making


  • J.D., Indiana University
  • B.S. in Business Economics and Public Policy, Indiana University

Selected Publications


  • Attorney-Corporate Client Privilege, second edition (1990) Shepard's/McGraw-Hill; 1996, 1995,1994, 1993, 1992 and 1991 supplements. (First edition Garland Publishing Company, 310 pages 1987).
  • Legal Studies in Business, West Publishing (with D. Whitman).
  • The Legal Environment of Business, Fourth edition (1994) McGraw-Hill (723 pages) (jointly with D. Whitman). (Third edition 701 pages, 1991) (Second edition 670 pages, 1988) (First edition 629 pages 1985)
  • The Legal Environment of Business: Regulatory Law and Contracts, (jointly with D. Whitman and M. Levin). (1992) McGraw-Hill (685 pages).


  • "Privileged Communications Between an Attorney and a Corporate Client: A Comparison Between the United States and Great Britain,. Anglo-American Law Review . (United Kingdom). (Vol. 14, pp. 127-154) (1985).
  • "Poets, Property Rights, and a 'Taking' Without Just Compensation,. Legal Studies Forum (Vol. 9, pp. 239-250) (1985).

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