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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Upcoming Events:

November 9, 2017: 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 Fraud Section, Department of Justice, Securities and Enchange Commission, and the OECD Working Group on Bribery and Hosted by PCCE. Pre-Registration Required.

Join experts in a discussion of the FCPA and OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at a conference organised by the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission and the OECD.  The conference will take place in New York on 9 November 2017 and is hosted by the New York University School of Law’s Program on Corporate Law and Enforcement. 

With the FCPA’s enactment 40 years ago and 20 years after the adoption of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the global fight against corruption has changed forever. This conference examines the major impact of these ground-breaking instruments on corporate behaviour and law enforcement priorities. It explores the crucial role of cooperation between nations in investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery and the effectiveness of different approaches to corporate responsibility for bribery. The conference culminates with a discussion of the next era in FCPA enforcement and implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention. Pre-Registration Required.

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Some Recent Events:

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.