The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement and the American Law Institute co-sponsored an April 2014 conference, “Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement.”

The conference, organized by Jennifer Arlen ’86, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law, centered on criminal and Securities Exchange Commission enforcement policy for individuals and firms. It featured more than 40 representatives from law schools, law firms, the judiciary, Department of Justice, SEC, and major companies. Preet Bharara, US attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of financial services for the New York State Department of Financial Services, gave the two keynotes.

Over a period of two days, and with an emphasis on general deterrence, these experts considered how enforcement policy could best be structured to achieve its goal. Among the topics discussed were pretrial diversion, nonmonetary corporate sanctions, individual liability, securities fraud, whistleblowing, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

View the full conference program and all the participants here.

Benjamin Lawsky's photo is courtesy of the Office of the Governor of New York.

Posted April 15, 2014