Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Student Fellows

Each year, several outstanding students are accepted into the Program on Corporate Compliance, enabling them to gain unparalleled expertise in this area, through both coursework and access to leading practitioners. 

2014-15 Student Fellows

Adam Crider 2015

Adam Crider is a 3L at NYU Law where he has taken courses in Business Crime, Criminal Procedure, Securities Regulation and Antitrust in addition to his work as a staff editor on the NYU Journal of Law and Business. This past summer, Adam worked at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP on a variety of assignments, including government investigations and securities enforcement matters. He plans to return to Simpson Thacher next fall as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Prior to law school, Adam was a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Kenya and spent seven years in the investment banking and private equity sectors. Adam is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he received a B.S. in economics and finance.

Jerry Goldsmith 2015

Jerry Goldsmith is a J.D. Candidate at the New York University School of Law, class of 2015. Jerry received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida in 2008. He spent his first summer during law school at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, a leading Plaintiff's Securities Litigation firm.  Jerry spent his second summer at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, where he has accepted an offer to practice commercial litigation upon graduation. Jerry's coursework includes Corporations, Business Crime & Securities Regulation.

Naveen Jayaraman 2015

Naveen Jayaraman is currently a student in the J.D. program at the New York University School of Law, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent his first summer at NYU interning in the Banking Division of the New York State Department of Financial Services, where he worked on complex money-laundering investigations and conducted research on financial institutional compliance, emergent risk in the financial technology industry, and corporate malfeasance. Prior to coming to law school, Naveen spent two years as a legal assistant in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, supporting deal teams in its global finance practices. He returns to Milbank as a summer associate in the summer of 2015.

Jack Neff 2016

Jack Neff is currently a 2L at NYU School of Law. Jack graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics as well as an M.A. in Economics.  As an undergraduate, Jack captained the University of Delaware Heavyweight Crew team.  This past summer, Jack worked in the New York office of the Federal Trade Commission.  He will join Latham & Watkins as a Summer Associate in 2015.  Jack’s master thesis was entitled "Empirical Analysis of Federal Antitrust Enforcement: 1970-2011" and he continues to focus on antitrust enforcement as a program fellow.

Max Rodriguez 2015

Max Rodriguez has been interested in corporate compliance, enforcement, and related white collar crime issues for many years.  Before entering NYU School of Law, Max spent two years as a paralegal at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C., working on numerous white collar, securities fraud, and commercial litigation matters. Since coming to NYU, Max has concentrated his coursework on criminal and regulatory practice, with am emphasis on white collar matters. Max's independent research focuses on the evolving judicial supervisory authority over corporate deferred prosecution agreements. Max has also had public and private sector experience  in corporate criminal and regulatory matters, with stints as an intern and extern at the U.S. Attorneys' Offices for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, respectively, and as a summer associate at Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP.

Tim Sprague 2015

Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Tim Sprague received both a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Fordham University. After working as an economic research analyst in the financial services industry for nearly two years, Tim began his study at New York University School of Law in the fall of 2012. While studying at NYU, Tim took a great interest in white collar criminal and regulatory matters and became a member of the inaugural fellowship class in the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. As a fellow, Tim has worked closely with Director Jennifer Arlen on a variety of research topics. Tim aims to specialize in this area when he starts as a litigation associate at Wachtell Lipton Rosen and Katz in the fall of 2015. Tim is an articles editor for the NYU Law Review and a Frank J. Guarini Institute for Government Leadership Scholar.

Noah Susskind 2015

Noah G. Susskind brings his experience in dealmaking and dispute resolution to bear on corporate compliance, risk management, and enforcement.  As an ADR researcher for the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, Noah co-wrote research papers about environmental planning, negotiation, and peacemaking on the Navajo reservation. Following a semester-long internship at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Noah worked at Feinberg Rozen LLP, helping to design and implement systems for confidential settlement negotiations of mass-tort lawsuits. Noah then founded Adroit Productions, an award-winning technology consulting company that caters to dispute resolution professionals. Noah has given presentations on negotiation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins, and published scholarship about negotiation in Negotiation Journal and Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution before starting law school. With this background in A.D.R. and negotiation in particular, Noah has set his sights on compliance and risk management—both as supplements to litigation and as negotiated processes. The NYU Journal of Law & Business, where Noah is a Senior Articles Editor, will soon publish Noah’s paper about compliance, risk management, and corporate governance as they relate to cybersecurity. This past summer, Noah combined his compliance and negotiation interests as a Summer Associate at the Legal and Compliance Office for General Electric’s Oil & Gas division in Florence, Italy.  There, he worked on international litigation, compliance, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

Noah received his B.A. from Williams College with Honors in philosophy and a minor in legal studies. He made Dean’s List, won school-wide writing prizes in English and Political Science, and managed 50 fellow students in the Writing Tutors program he co-led.

Stephen Thompson 2015

Stephen Thompson studied political science and international relations at Drew University, graduating with a BA in 2011. Since coming to the Law School, Stephen has developed a strong interest in white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement, focusing his research on the international implications of the United States' ever-evolving corporate compliance regime. While acting as a Managing Editor for the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Stephen is also preparing a note that explores the evolution of honest services fraud and how it relates to the the government's enforcement of bribery and fraud abroad.  In addition to his fellowship with the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, Stephen is doing an externship this semester in the Public Corruption Scetion of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

Cristina Vasile 2016

Cristina Vasile is a current student at New York University School of Law.  She serves as a staff editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Business and holds positions on the boards of the Latin American Law Students Association and the Law & Social Entrepreneurship Association.   Cristina was selected as part of the Securities & Exchange Commission's Summer Honors Program, where she worked in the Division of Enforcement.  Prior to beginning law school, Cristina worked as a policy analyst at Demos, a New York-based think tank, where her research focused on trade, globalization, environmental policy and voting rights.  While at Demos, Cristina co-authored numerous Demos publications and wrote an Op-Ed that was published in The Hill. Cristina was an adjunct professor at Mercy College, where she taught Political Science.  She also worked as a Senior Analyst at MSA Investigations, where she conducted pre-transactional and financial related due diligence and regulatory searches on multinational corporations and high-net worth individuals. A native New Yorker, Cristina holds a B.A. in Politics from New York University as well as an M.A. in Politics with a concentration in International Relations from New York University.