Daniel Alter served as the General Counsel of the New York State Department of Financial Services. There, in addition to serving as chief legal officer of the New York State Department of Financial Services, Alter oversaw the department’s international sanctions enforcement program and the DFS initiative to strengthen the autonomy and objectivity of independent consultants employed in support of financial services regulation. Before joining DFS, Alter was special counsel and senior adviser to the New York State Attorney General, where he focused on matters of economic justice and co-led the attorney general’s investigation of systemic fraud in the residential mortgage-backed securities market and nationwide mortgage foreclosure abuse. Alter also served as acting and deputy chief of the Civil Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In that role, he coordinated all terrorism-related civil litigation conducted in the Southern District and directed the federal government’s participation in litigation arising from the September 11 terrorist attacks. His experience extends to the private and not-for-profit sectors as well. Alter was a director in the Fixed Income Division of Credit Suisse Securities, the national civil rights director for the Anti-Defamation League, and a litigation partner at Hogan & Hartson. Early in his career, Alter clerked for Judges John M. Walker Jr. and Guido Calabresi, both of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow in constitutional law, and received his BA from Columbia College.
Susan Emmenegger is the director of the Institute of Banking Law at Bern University, Switzerland. She is the co-author of a standard textbook on Swiss contract law, of a treatise on legal methodology and the author of a widely noted book on the internal governance of banks. She has written extensively on various aspects of contractual and regulatory aspects of banking law. She is the editor of a banking law series and co-editor of the Swiss Financial Markets Review. Emmenegger studied in Switzerland and Italy. She received a bilingual French/German law degree and a Ph.D. from Fribourg University. She holds an LL.M. from Cornell Law School, where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and an associate editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She serves as vice-president of the Swiss Takeover Panel, as member of a high-level industry/government commission on financial market strategy issues, and as member of the academic council of the Max-Planck-Institute of Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg. Emmenegger worked for a New York Law Firm and for the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Agency (FINMA). She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Paris IV, Berkeley Law School, Max Planck-Institute of Foreign and International Private law, the European University Institute, Florence, and an adjunct professor of Cornell Law School. Prior to joining the Law Faculty in Bern, she was a law professor at Fribourg University. Emmenegger teaches Contracts, Banking Law and International Financial Regulation.
Marshall L. Miller served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) from April 2014 through July 2015. In that position, Mr. Miller supervised over 600 federal prosecutors and oversaw critical investigative, charging, and litigation decisions for DOJ’s highest profile prosecutions. Mr. Miller also played a key role in determining, implementing, and explaining DOJ priorities, initiatives, and policies, including testifying on Capitol Hill, briefing Congressional staff, and advising executive branch officials. Mr. Miller joined DOJ’s Criminal Division from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where he worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for approximately 12 years. At the EDNY, Mr. Miller served in various leadership positions, ultimately serving as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Miller has also engaged significantly in the teaching of law, both as a full-time and adjunct professor. In 2006, Mr. Miller co-founded the EDNY Federal Criminal Prosecution Clinic at New York University (NYU) Law School, and taught as an adjunct clinical professor in the clinic from 2006 through 2012. Previously, from 2003 through 2005, he taught in NYU Law School’s Lawyering Program. Mr. Miller also taught National Security Law as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School in 2012. Mr. Miller clerked for the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He earned both his J.D. and B.A. from Yale.
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.
2015-16 Student Fellows
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.
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.
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.