Faculty Director

Headshot of Jennifer Arlen, Faculty Director of PCCEJennifer Arlen
Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Jennifer Arlen '86 is the Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and is the founder and co-Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. She also is the director of the Center for Law, Economics and Organization. She teaches Business Crime, Corporations, a seminar on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing: Legal and Policy Analysis, and the Colloquium on the Economic Analysis of Law. She also has taught Securities Fraud Litigation and Torts.

Professor Arlen's scholarship focuses on corporate liability, experimental economics, and medical malpractice. Professor Arlen has published over 35 articles and book chapters in leading scholarly publications, including the RAND Journal of Economics; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Law and Economics; the Yale Law Journal; and the New York University Law Review. She has had three articles selected as one of the 10 best articles in corporate and securities law of the year. She has edited two books, including the Research Handbook on the Economic Analysis of Torts (2013). She is currently editing the Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing. Her corporate liability scholarship includes theoretical and empirical analysis and focuses on how to structure individual and corporate liability for securities fraud and corporate crime to deter corporate crime.

Professor Arlen is one of the founders of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), was its co-President in 2007, and is a member of the Board. She co-organized the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in 2006-2008. She also serve two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association (1991-1993, 2006-09). She edits the Experimental and Empirical Studies series on the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Law and Economics Review. She also has chaired the Remedies, Torts, and Law and Economics sections of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Arlen earned her BA from Harvard University (magna cum laude in Economics) and earned both a JD (Order of the Coif) and a PhD in Economics from New York University. She also clerked for the Honorable Phyllis Kravitch of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (fall 2006), Yale Law School (2001-02), California Institute of Technology (winter 2001), and USC Law School (1993-94). She also has taught one week graduate courses abroad including in Corsica, Gerzensee, Milan, and Hamburg. Prior to coming to NYU, she was the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at USC Law School.

Executive Director

Allison CaffaroneAllison Caffarone
Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Allison Caffarone ’03 is the Executive Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. Caffarone joined PCCE after working at Hofstra Law School as an Associate Professor of Legal Writing, where she taught Transnational Crime and Extradition, Contracts, and a number of writing and pretrial-skills courses, and developed and taught the law school’s first course dedicated to corporate compliance and anti-corruption law.

Before joining Hofstra, Caffarone practiced for nine years as a litigation associate in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, where she specialized in white collar criminal defense. She has represented individuals, corporations, and financial institutions in numerous high-profile matters involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, money laundering, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions. She is a contributing author to the white collar crime treatise, Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations.

She has a J.D. from NYU School of Law and a B.A. from Hofstra University.

Assistant Director

Headshot of Michelle Austin, Assistant Director of PCCEMichelle L. Austin
Assistant Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Michelle Austin became the inaugural Assistant Director of PCCE in June 2017. Previously, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for PCCE, the NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, and half a dozen other professors. Austin received her B.A. in English Textual Studies with a minor in LGTBQ Studies from Syracuse University (2011, summa cum laude), and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the New School (2014, summa cum laude).