Business Law in the Public Interest

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.

PCCE is directed by faculty director Jennifer Arlen '86Through 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.

From the PCCE Blog, Compliance & Enforcement

by Jessica S. Carey, Michael E. Gertzman, Roberto J. Gonzalez, Brad S. Karp, and Sofia D. Martos  On February 21, 2020, Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiary, Wells Fargo Bank,… more

by Betty Moy Huber and Paula H. Simpkins Last week, senior leaders of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued a… more

by Avi Gesser, Henry Lebowitz, Jeffrey P. Cunard, Jim Pastore, Lisa Zornberg, Luke Dembosky, Anna R. Gressel, and Steve Tegrar It is only February, but, so far, 2020 looks like it is going to be the… more

by Daniel Walfish One of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s core enforcement powers may soon be overhauled or even scrapped entirely. For fifty years the SEC has sought “disgorgement” of the… more

by Jakob Sebrow The Second Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. Blaszczak [1] has been read as heralding an expansion of insider trading liability by rejecting the “personal benefit”… more

by Jeffrey P. Cunard, Luke Dembosky, Jeremy Feigelson, Avi Gesser, Jim Pastore, Javier Alvarez-Oviedo, Jeremy C. Beutler, H Jacqueline Brehmer, Christopher S. Ford, and Kate Saba On Friday evening,… more

by Stephen A. Jonas, Ericka Aiken, and Athena Katsampes In December 2019, Teva settled with DOJ for $54 million to resolve False Claims Act (FCA) allegations that, among other things, Teva induced… more

by Greg D. Andres, Robert A. Cohen, Neil H. MacBride, Annette L. Nazareth, Margaret E. Tahyar, Leor Landa, Michael S. Hong, Matthew J. Bacal, Daniel F. Forester, and Matthew A. Kelly The SEC Office… more

By Saqib Alam, Shawna Pasquale and Amanda Aikman On 17 January 2020, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (the “SFO”) released guidance (PDF: 2.29MB)  on evaluating compliance programmes (the “SFO… more

by Dr. Sebastian Schich A change in banks’ status may be right around the corner. Traditionally, banks have been considered “special” among financial intermediaries. This status in turn has been seen… more