Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

PCCE Student Fellows

Each year, several outstanding students are offered positions as Fellows with the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, enabling them to gain unparalleled expertise in this area, through research, participation in our invitation-only events and interaction with leading practitioners. 

2016-2017 Student Fellows

Jason Driscoll 

Jason Driscoll is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018, at NYU School of Law. Following his first year of law school, Jason worked as a summer legal intern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. In addition, he worked as a research assistant to PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen. At NYU, Jason serves as a staff editor for the Moot Court Board and is the Mock Trial Director for the High School Law Institute. Jason is also a teaching assistant to PCCE Director Geoffrey Miller and serves as a student member of the White Collar Crime Committee at the New York City Bar Association. He came in second place in the 1L Oral Advocacy Competition and is a competition team member with the Trial Advocacy Society.  Jason received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Hamilton College, where he double majored in Philosophy and Hispanic Studies. During his senior year, Jason received distinction awards in both disciplines and wrote an honors thesis that proposed a paradigm shift in Intellectual Property Law. Since coming to NYU School of Law, Jason has concentrated his coursework on criminal and regulatory practice, with an emphasis on white collar matters.

Sarah Higgins 

Sarah Higgins is a 3L at NYU School of Law. She graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and before law school, she worked as an IT consultant for three years. After her 1L year, she was a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster in New York City. During her 2L year, she was a research assistant for Professor Anthony Thompson, and researched prosecutorial misconduct and the history of college in prison programs. She was a summer associate at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles after her 2L year, where she worked on several litigation matters, including an SEC investigation. This fall semester, she will be externing in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Jessica Lepper 

Jessica is currently a 3L at NYU Law. She spent her summer at Ropes & Gray LLP’s New York office in their hedge funds and private investment funds groups. She worked at the New York State Housing Finance Agency during her 1L summer. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the legal department of ATMI, a mid-sized semi-conductor and life sciences company. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Meredith Nelson

Meredith Nelson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Tulsa for undergrad, where she majored in Math and Economics. Before beginning law school in 2014, she worked as a paralegal. Meredith spent her 2L summer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.

Natalie Noble 

Natalie Noble is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2018. Natalie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and received her M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where she received distinction for her dissertation on the admissibility of the International Criminal Court in Colombia. Prior to law school, she worked as an analyst at Kobre & Kim LLP conducting legal research on complex corporate litigation matters. During the summer of 2016, she was a Sudler Family Fellow and an intern in the Securities Fraud Unit of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  At NYU, Natalie serves as a Staff Editor of the Moot Court Board and as a teaching assistant for the Lawyering program.

Alice Phillips 

Alice L. Phillips is currently a second-year J.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. Last summer, Alice worked in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Los Angeles. Before law school, Alice graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Film and Media Studies. Alice is a Staff Editor for the New York University Law Review.

Katya Roze 

Katya Roze is currently a third-year student at New York University School of Law. Katya graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in Government and Economics in 2014. At Cornell, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and wrote a senior thesis on international trade in art. After her first year at NYU, Katya spent the summer in the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where she worked on self-regulatory organization rule proposals and Commission rulemakings. After her second year, Katya worked as a summer associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. At NYU, Katya currently serves as a development editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. 

Emmanuel Sanders 

Emmanuel is currently a student at NYU Law.  He worked this past summer with DLA Piper, finding that the practice areas he enjoyed the most were those where he could help clients achieve their commercial goals, while remaining vigilant about complying with laws and regulations. 

2015-16 Student Fellows

Miriam Furst 2016

Miriam Furst is a third year student at NYU School of Law. Following her first year of law school, Miriam worked as a summer associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan conducting legal research on various complex commercial issues. During this past summer, she worked at both Quinn Emanuel and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in a variety of practice groups, including Intellectual Property and Government Enforcement and White Collar.  At NYU, Miriam serves as a casebook research and writing editor for the Moot Court Board.  Miriam received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, where she double majored in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations and Education Studies. During her senior year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and wrote an honors thesis that examined the organizational culture of a New England law firm with a focus on women’s experiences at the firm.

Rahul Hari 2016

Rahul Hari is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016, at NYU School of Law.  Rahul received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine in 2009.  He spent his first summer of law school working in chambers for Justice Ikola, an appellate judge in Southern California.  At the end of his second year, Rahul was named a Robert McKay Scholar.  Rahul joined Sidley Austin's Los Angeles office as a summer associate in 2015 where he worked on a variety of litigation projects including White Collar Investigation and Corporate Compliance.  He was recently named the Top Gun Trial Advocate, an honor bestowed on the top law school trial advocate after a grueling advocacy competition hosted in Waco, Texas.  Rahul's coursework includes Corporations, Complex Litigation, and Business Crime.

Jack Neff 2016

Jack Neff is currently a 3L 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.  Jack has joined 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.

Ryan Rakower 2016

Ryan Rakower is a J.D. Candidate at the New York University School of Law, class of 2016. At NYU, Ryan served as a teaching assistant for Criminal Law taught by Stephen Schulhofer and completed coursework in Business Crime, Securities Regulation, and Antitrust. In addition, Ryan interned in the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York during the spring of his 2L year. Ryan spent his 2L summer as a Summer Associate at Quinn Emanuel, where he took on a variety of litigation assignments, including securities and white collar matters. Before attending law school, Ryan graduated from Duke University and interned in the Early Case Assessment Bureau at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.

Katya Roze 2017

Katya Roze is currently a second-year student at New York University School of Law. Katya graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in Government and Economics in 2014. At Cornell, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and wrote a senior thesis on international trade in art. After her first year at NYU, Katya spent the summer in the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where she worked on self-regulatory organization rule proposals and Commission rulemakings. At NYU, Katya currently serves as a staff editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law and holds a board position in the Art Law Society.

Stephanie Spies 2016

Stephanie Spies received her B.A. degree magna cum laude in 2011 from Northwestern University, where she majored and graduated with honors in Political Science and French and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Prior to attending law school, Stephanie was a program coordinator and research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. During the summer of 2014, she was a legal intern in the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in New York City. During the summer of 2015, she was a Summer Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  At NYU Law School, Stephanie has earned the role of an Articles Editor of the Law Review and Co-Chair of the Deans' Cup. Following graduation, Stephanie will be clerking for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court 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.

Susan Wang 2016

Susan Wang is a third year student at NYU School of Law. She is an Articles Editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, a teaching assistant for the first year Lawyering program, and a Roberts McKay Scholar. This fall, she is interning at the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Chorus, and she held a position on the board of NYU Law Women during her second year. Her coursework at NYU includes Securities Regulation, Business Crime, Secured Transactions, and Corporate Finance. Susan spent this past summer at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett’s New York office, and she plans to return to the firm after graduation. She graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and French Studies. 

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 deal-making 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 Section 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.