The NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE) is a law and research program dedicated to developing a richer and deeper understanding of the causes of corporate misconduct and the nature of effective enforcement and compliance.

"In the few years since its launch, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement has made its mark here in New York and in the legal profession across the country.  You have provided a much needed venue to explore both the causes of and potential solutions to corporate misconduct."
DAG Sally Quillian Yates speaking at NYU on September 10, 2015

PCCE is directed by faculty director Jennifer Arlen '86. Through practical discourse and legal scholarship, PCCE seeks to help shape optimal enforcement policy, guide firms in developing more effective and robust compliance programs, and enhance education in the field of corporate compliance and enforcement. Each year, several students are accepted into the program, enabling them to gain unparalleled expertise in this area, both through courses and through access to leading practitioners. No other leading law school offers the same depth and breadth of courses by full-time faculty in this area.

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Pablo Quiñones joins PCCE as Executive Director

Mr. Quiñones will assume his new position on February 1, 2018 and will serve for the rest of the academic year.  Next academic year, he will return to private practice but will continue to work with PCCE as a Senior Fellow.

Mr. Quiñones joins the Law School after serving as Chief of Strategy, Policy and Training for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud Section in Washington, D.C.  In that role, Mr. Quiñones supervised a unit that worked with senior leaders, supervisors and trial attorneys within the DOJ to develop and implement enforcement strategies, policies, and educational programs related to prosecuting financial crimes.  He helped foster cooperation among foreign and domestic government agencies, promote the evaluation of corporate compliance programs and monitors, and implement investigation, prosecution and trial training programs.  Among other things, Mr. Quiñones oversaw the Section’s first detail of a prosecutor to a foreign regulator and first expert compliance counsel, assisted in the development of FCPA enforcement policies, and advised on important litigation and appellate matters.

Some Recent Events:

November 2017 Conference: No Turning Back: 40 Years of the FCPA and 20 Years of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: Impact, Achievements and Future Challenges
Conference Co-Organized by the Department of Justice, OECD, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Hosted by PCCE.
November 9, 2017

Keynote Speakers:
Kenneth A. Blanco, Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice. Read the speech here.
Steven R. Peikin, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read the speech here.

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Fall 2017 Conference: Deterring Corporate Crime: The Promise and Challenge of Multiple Enforcers
October 6, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice. Read the Deputy Attorney General's speech here

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Perspectives on Enforcement: Self-Reporting and Cooperation at the CFTC
September 25, 2017

SEC Roundtable with Jay Clayton, Stephanie Avakian, Steve Peikin, and Peter Driscoll
September 5, 2017

Mary Jo White, Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Addresses a New Model for SEC Enforcement
November 18, 2016

Read text of Chair Mary Jo White's address here.

Spring Conference 2017: Expanding Individual Accountability for Corporate Misconduct
Keynote Speaker: Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority, U.K. Read Mark Steward's speech here.
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Fall Conference 2016: Compliance: New Risks, Challenges, and Approaches
Keynote Speaker: Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

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Spring Conference 2016:  Corporate and Individual Liability for Corporate Misconduct After the Yates Memo
Keynote Speaker: David Green, Director of the Serious Fraud Office (UK) Read Director Green's Speech Here
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Roundtable Discussion on the revised Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations with Virginia Romano, Joyce Branda, and Sung-Hee Suh of the United States Department of Justice
January 21, 2016

Roundtable Discussion with Chief Andrew Weissmann and the New Compliance Counsel Hui Chen of the DOJ's Criminal Division Fraud Section
November 13, 2015
View Video Here

Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, announcing the Yates Memo
September 10, 2015

The September 9, 2015 Yates Memo can be viewed here.  
Text of DAG Yates' Remarks can be viewed here.  
View Photo Gallery of Yates Reception Here.