B.A., Bucknell University; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; J.D., Marquette University
Professor Desio served for a decade as Deputy General Counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington DC, where she focused on laws relating to corporate and economic crimes, and was responsible for the policy analysis and outreach efforts leading to the 2004 amendments to the organizational sentencing guidelines for compliance and business ethics programs. She recently held the Chair for Ethics Policy at the Ethics Resource Center, in Washington, DC. Professor Desio was Of Counsel to the Washington, DC law firm of Crowell & Moring, LLP, from 1986 to 1996, where she specialized in internal investigations and the defense of businesses involved in federal criminal and agency enforcement proceedings and congressional hearings. At the outset of her legal career, Professor Desio prosecuted civil fraud cases on behalf of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington and served as a public defender in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.