Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

PCCE Directors

Faculty Director

Headshot of Jennifer Arlen

Jennifer Arlen
Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Jennifer Arlen '86 is the Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and is the founder and Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. She also is the Director of the Center for Law, Economics and Organization. She teaches Business Crime, Corporations, a seminar on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing: Legal and Policy Analysis, and the Colloquium on the Economic Analysis of Law. She also has taught Securities Fraud Litigation and Torts.

Professor Arlen's scholarship focuses on corporate liability, experimental economics, and medical malpractice. Professor Arlen has published over 35 articles and book chapters in leading scholarly publications, including the RAND Journal of Economics; Journal of Law, Economics and Organization; Journal of Legal Studies; Journal of Law and Economics; the Yale Law Journal; and the New York University Law Review. She has had three articles selected as one of the 10 best articles in corporate and securities law of the year. She edited the Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing (2018) and Research Handbook on the Economic Analysis of Torts (2013). Her corporate liability scholarship includes theoretical and empirical analysis and focuses on how to structure individual and corporate liability for securities fraud and corporate crime to deter corporate crime.

Professor Arlen is one of the founders of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), was its co-President in 2007, and is a member of the Board. She co-organized the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in 2006-2008. She also serve two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association (1991-1993, 2006-09). She edits the Experimental and Empirical Studies series on the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Law and Economics Review. She also has chaired the Remedies, Torts, and Law and Economics sections of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Arlen earned her BA from Harvard University (magna cum laude in Economics) and earned both a JD (Order of the Coif) and a PhD in Economics from New York University. She also clerked for the Honorable Phyllis Kravitch of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (fall 2006), Yale Law School (2001-02), California Institute of Technology (winter 2001), and USC Law School (1993-94). She also has taught one week graduate courses abroad including in Corsica, Gerzensee, Milan, and Hamburg. Prior to coming to NYU, she was the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at USC Law School.

Executive Director


Joseph Facciponti
Executive Director, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Mr. Facciponti is a former federal prosecutor and in-house law department leader whose experience is in white-collar defense, internal investigations, cybersecurity, and data privacy.

For nearly nine years, Mr. Facciponti served as a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he handled complex and high-profile cases involving computer hacking, fraud, money laundering, and intellectual property theft. In 2010, he received an FBI Director's Award for outstanding cyber investigation, based on his work in investigating and disrupting a major international computer hacking ring that targeted financial institutions.

After leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Facciponti held a supervisory position in the legal department of HSBC, where he was responsible for leading global internal investigations and for advising HSBC on remedial measures and compliance policy changes. He advocated for the bank's interests before U.S. and foreign regulators as well as HSBC's independent compliance monitor.

Prior to joining PCCE, Mr. Facciponti spent six years in private practice counseling corporate clients on financial crime, cybersecurity, and data privacy issues. As a cybersecurity and privacy expert, Mr. Facciponti has lectured at NYU School of Law, and is an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School/Cornell Tech, where he teaches Cyber Law. He has also spoken at past PCCE events. Mr. Facciponti maintains close ties with the legal community, and is currently the Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Privacy, Data Security and Information Technology Litigation, and the former Chair of the NYC Bar Association’s Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Subcommittee of the Information Technology & Cyber Law Committee.

Joe holds a JD from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell International Law Journal, and holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University.

Director of Operations

Carolyn Pautz

Carolyn R. Pautz, PhD
Director of Operations, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Carolyn Renée Pautz, PhD has split her career between research and strategic planning for business, policy and the arts. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Dance Studies from Temple University (’19), focusing on issues of post/secularism and embodiment in American civil discourse and the public sphere, and a Master of Arts from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (’10) with a focus in Anthropology and Religious Studies.  She is a member of the Dance Studies Association’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies working group and the recipient of the Edrie Ferdun Scholarly Achievement Award for her work on the impact of the WIPO’s intellectual property guidelines on subaltern cultural capital.  Recent research includes the impact of racism on operational overhead for Black-owned businesses (NEA funded); advisement reports for a racially equitable revitalization of the creative economy post-COVID; accessibility, equity and potential for reform of the New York City Council’s discretionary funding processes; the on-going impact of immigration policy on the commercial performing arts sector; post/secularism within American civil discourse and participatory parity; mappings of intellectual property law and capital flow into and out of Caribbean and Caribbean-American communities; and African-derived religions in American civil discourse and public health policy.  Her Scholarship has been published in American Psychologist Journal, the International Journal for Cultural Property, The Journal of Ecumenical Studies, the Society for Dance History Scholars and PCCE's Compliance and Enforcement Blog.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the African Burial Ground Memorial Foundation and does pro bono philanthropic development for the Cultural Museum of African Art - Eric Edwards Collection.