Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

The NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, directed by Professors Jennifer Arlen '86 and Geoffrey Miller, promotes research on the effective enforcement of legal rules and on methods and strategies for enhancing compliance with applicable standards. Each year, three students are accepted into the program, which enables students 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. 

2013-14 Student Fellows

  • Reagan Lynch '14
  • Timothy Sprague '15
  • David Shieh '14

Upcoming Events

Each year, the program sponsors conferences designed to bring together leading academics, judges, and enforcement officials. Upcoming events include:

April 4-5, 2014

Conference on Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement (co-sponsored by the American Law Institute)

This invitation-only conference will bring together academics, enforcement officials, defense lawyers to discuss criminal and SEC enforcement policy for individuals and firms. The goal is to identify the central goals of enforcement and consider how enforcement policy can best be structured to achieve these goals, with a view toward encouraging potential convergence on what principles might govern the most important issue concerning enforcement of white collar crimes (including securities fraud). These include the appropriate scope and content of corporate criminal liability (including oversight liability imposed on parent firms), appropriate mandates to impose through D/NPAs, the appropriate scope of individual liability (including the use of oversight liability and debarment to reach senior officers), liability for securities fraud, FCPA liability (focusing on the application to overseas defendants and parent firms) and principles to govern government interaction with private investigations (either internal investigations of firms or external by qui tam relators).

Speakers include: Preet Bharara (lunch keynote), Benjamin Lawsky (dinner keynote), Daniel Alter, Jennifer Arlen, Miriam Baer, Bradford Berenson, Lanny Breuer, Samuel Buell, John Buretta, Charles Cain, Mark Califano, George Canellos, Judge Valerie Caproni, Andrew Ceresney, Sheila Cheston, Steve Culter, David Engstrom, Brandon Garrett, Judge John Gleeson, Michael Granston, Eric Grossman, Bonnie Jonas, Robert Khuzami, Michael Klausner, Jeffrey Knox, Reinier Kraakman, Jules Kroll, Judge Raymond Lohier, Judge Gerald Lynch, Denis McInerney, Scott Muller, Julie O’Sullivan, Matthew Queler, Judge Jed Rakoff, Mythili Raman, Andrew Weissman, and Bruce Yannett. Conference Organizer: Jennifer Arlen.

View the full conference program here.

May 16-17, 2014

2014 Law and Banking/Finance Conference: Regulating Risk Taking in a Post Credit Crisis Environment

Sponsors:  NYU Law's Center for Financial Institutions, ETH, and NYU Law's Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement.

April 17-18, 2015

Conference on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing

An interdisciplinary conference involving scholars from law, business, sociology, economics, and psychology who will present original papers on corporate crime and securities fraud. The papers will be published in the Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing (Jennifer Arlen ed., Edward Elgar Press). Conference participants include: Jennifer Arlen, Cindy Alexander, Miriam Baer, Samuel Buell, Stephen Choi, Mark Cohen, Kevin Davis, David Engstrom, Brandon Garrett, Vic Khanna, Michael Klausner, Geoffrey Miller, Adam Pritchard, Sally Simpson, Matthew Stephenson, and Tom Tyler.  Conference Organizer: Jennifer Arlen.


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