Bjorn Berg

PhD Student
Department: Accounting
Office: 386 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-0600


Bjorn entered the PhD program in 2010.  Prior to pursuing a PhD, Bjorn was a practicing attorney.  His legal experience includes working for a general practice concentrating in business law and estate planning and for a boutique firm representing the interests of management in employment and labor disputes.  In addition to private practice experience, Bjorn also gained legal experience as an intern for a federal district court and as a law clerk for a state supreme court.  Bjorn is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the Wisconsin Bar.

Current Research

Bjorn's research interests are broadly in the areas of litigation risk and corporate governance.  His current research in the area of litigation risk analyzes textual disclosures about pending litigation, including the effects of specific aspects of litigation (such as legal venue and procedural posture).  His current research in the area of corporate governance is focused on SEC enforcement, with a particular interest in the role of whistleblowers.


PhD (in progress), Accounting, Penn State University,

MBA, Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

JD, cum laude, Marquette University Law School, 2007

BS, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002


ACCTG 211, Financial and Managerial Accounting in Decision Making

ACCTG 471, Intermediate Financial Accounting I

ACCTG 472, Intermediate Financial Accounting II

BA 511, Financial Accounting for MBAs (teaching assistant)