Each year, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement accepts a group of outstanding law students as Fellows.
2020-2021 Student Fellows
Dominic Budetti is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. He spent his 1L summer as a research assistant to Professors Helen Hershkoff and Richard Stewart and his 2L summer at Selendy & Gay PLLC. During his 2L year, Dominic served as a judicial extern at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Dominic is an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and a teaching assistant to professors Shirley Lin and Deborah Malamud. Dominic earned his B.A., Summa cum Laude and with departmental honors, from Loyola Marymount University, where he majored in History and Political Science.
Logan Cotton is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2022. Prior to attending NYU, Logan worked in Deloitte Consulting’s Government and Public Sector practice in Washington, DC, and taught 6th-grade English in Houston, Texas, through Teach for America. At NYU, Logan is the Treasurer of the Black Allied Law Students Association; a fellow in the Jacobson, Nordlicht, and Moelis programs; and a member of the Social Enterprise and Start-Up Law Group. During his 1L summer, Logan interned in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Office of General Counsel. He graduated in 2013 from Tufts University with a degree in international relations. Outside of school, Logan enjoys cooking, plays rugby, and is slowly building his small comic book collection.
Gary Dreyer is a J.D. candidate, class of 2022. Following his 1L year, Gary interned at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of the Chief Counsel for Industry and Security. Gary currently serves as the President of Law Students for Israel and Co-President of the Texas Law Society at NYU and is also a Staff Editor at the Journal of Law & Liberty. Gary completed his B.A. in History and Policy Studies, with a minor in Business, at Rice University and his MPhil in International Relations & Politics at the University of Cambridge, where his dissertation focused on how the EU’s geopolitical conflict with Russia has impacted the Union’s anti-money laundering regime.
Jason Kelly is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. He spent his 1L summer researching issues related to SEC enforcement for Professor Theresa Gabaldon of The George Washington University Law School. During his 1L summer, Jason also researched and wrote about trends in state and local economic development initiatives for Democracy at Work DC. He spent his 2L summer at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Jason is an Executive Editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and holds a B.F.A. from The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Seth Massey is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. He externed at the New York Attorney General’s Office in the Antitrust Bureau and served as Research Assistant to Professor Arthur R. Miller. Seth spent the summer before his third year at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Prior to law school, he worked at the New York County District Attorney’s Office as an Investigative Analyst in the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, assisting on securities fraud, sanctions violations, terror financing, and sex crimes investigations. Seth received a B.A. in History, with Distinction in the Major, from Yale University.
Caitlin McCarey is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2022. She spent the summer after her 1L year interning in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, Caitlin was a legal analyst at Goldman Sachs, where she assisted in-house attorneys with matters involving corporate governance and reputational risk. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics.
Antonia Miller is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. Prior to law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Antonia spent her 1L summer as a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and her 2L summer at Ropes & Gray LLP. She has been a Lawyering Program teaching assistant, research assistant to Professors Helen Hershkoff and Adam Samaha, and serves as a Notes Editor for the New York University Law Review. In the spring of 2021, Antonia will extern with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Cara Ortiz is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. She earned her B.A. in Women's Studies and History from Emory University. She spent her 1L summer as an intern in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and her 2L summer at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. As a 3L, Cara will extern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. She was a Teaching Assistant in the Lawyering Program and for Professor Erin Murphy's 1L Criminal Law course. She serves as a Notes Editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
Benjamin Shack Sackler
Benjamin Shack Sackler is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. After his 1L year, Benjamin was a judicial intern in the Southern District of New York. Benjamin spent his 2L summer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison LLP. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law & Business and a Student Investigator at the Police Investigation Partnership Project. Prior to law school, he was a paralegal at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC. Benjamin received his B.A. in music, with honors, concentrating in computer music and multimedia, from Brown University.
Stephanie Shaffer is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. She spent her 1L summer with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in DC and her 2L summer with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to law school, she worked at Deutsche Bank doing production management and compliance for their electronic equity trading desk. She received her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Honors College at Stony Brook University.
Bailey Springer is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2021. She earned a B.A. in English from Columbia University. Prior to entering law school, she worked as an Investigative Producer with NBC’s Consumer Investigative Center, serving local NBC stations across the country. She spent her 1L summer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and her 2L summer at Sullivan & Cromwell. Bailey serves as the Managing Editor of NYU’s Moot Court Board.
Scott Turtur is a J.D./M.B.A candidate and Hyundai-Kia Motors Scholar in the class of 2023. Scott serves as the Black Allied Law Student Association's (BALSA) Private Professional Development Co-Chair, a teaching assistant in NYU's Lawyering Program, and has worked with under-resourced entrepreneurs as part of NYU's Social Enterprise & Startup Law Group's Rising Tide Capital project. After his 1L year, he worked as a summer associate in AIG's Global Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Department. Prior to the law school, Scott worked in investment banking and, later, as a consultant at IBM. He received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Columbia University.
William Walant is a J.D. candidate, Class of 2022. Before his 1L year, Will worked as a paralegal at ExodusPoint, the largest hedge fund launch in history, and during his 1L summer, he worked in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York Regional Office as part of its Division of Enforcement (Trial Unit). Will is currently the Vice President and Executive Board Member of the Trial Advocacy Society, as well as a competitor. In addition to his PCCE fellowship, as a 2L, he will have an externship in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Will received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University, where he studied political science (political theory track).
Lucian Wang is a J.D. candidate in the Class of 2021. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto, with a B.Sc. in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, and Political Science. Prior to law school, he worked as a legal assistant at a boutique criminal defense law firm in Toronto, Canada. He spent his 1L summer as a research assistant with Professor Adam Samaha and the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database (SEED) at the NYU Center for Law & Business. Following that, he spent his 2L summer with Vinson & Elkins NY office. At NYU, Lucian has worked as a teaching assistant for NYU Law's Graduate Lawyering Program and the Stern School of Business.
Benjamin is a J.D. candidate in the Class of 2021. He previously studied at the University of Virginia, where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. At NYU Law, he is a research assistant for the Center on Civil Justice and a member of the Moot Court Board. He has worked in the field of corporate bribery and kickbacks while at the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and he spent summers at the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Criminal Division.
Karen S. Zwickel
Karen is a J.D. candidate in the Class of 2021. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan. Before law school, she worked as a senior research analyst at the Advisory Board, a healthcare consulting firm in Washington, D.C., conducting research to help healthcare executives solve strategic challenges. She also lived in South Korea for a year, where she taught English as a Second Language. Karen spent her 1L summer as a Legal Intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York and spent her 2L summer as a Summer Associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan. Karen serves as a staff editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
2019-2020 Student Fellows
Jessica Allen '20
Jessica Allen earned a B.A. in political science and international studies from Northwestern University. Prior to law school, she worked in the Obama White House. At NYU Law, she was a research assistant to Professor Helen Hershkoff and Barry Friedman, and a teaching assistant to Professors Roderick Hills and Jennifer Arlen. She spent her 1L summer as a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and her 2L summer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Guilherme Donega '20
Guilherme Donega received his L.LM. at NYU School of Law. He coordinates Transparency International's Business Integrity Program in Brazil, managing research and advocacy initiatives aimed at the improvement of corporate anti-corruption practices in the country. Previously, he has worked as a Senior Compliance Manager for General Electric, where he led investigations and other compliance-related activities in the Latin American region. Guilherme obtained his first-level Law degree in Brazil at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.
Monica Finke '20
After her 1L year, she worked at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she focused on issues of government accountability and transparency. During her 2L summer, Monica interned in the Special Litigation section at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, working on federal-facing, affirmative civil litigation. At NYU, she was a Florence Allen Scholar, an Executive Editor on the New York University Law Review, and a recipient of the Vanderbilt Scholarship. Monica received her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Loyola University Chicago, where she majored in Philosophy, Political Science, and International Studies.
Kate Ghotbi '20
Following her 1L year, Kate was an Honors Program Intern at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in the New York Regional Office. She spent her 2L summer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where she worked primarily on regulatory enforcement matters and white-collar defense. As a 3L, externed in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Kate was also the Managing Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics and served on the Leadership Board of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association. Prior to law school, she worked at a New York-based applied research institute where she conducted research into the philosophy of scientific explanation. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and Art History from New York University College of Arts and Science, graduating a University Honors Scholar.
Molly Henneberry '20
Molly Henneberry received her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to law school, Molly taught English as a Foreign Language in Madrid, Spain. She spent her 1L summer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and her 2L summer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. At NYU Law, Molly served as a staff editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.
Denyse Mathiesen '20
Denyse Mathiesen received her L.LM. at NYU School of Law. She earned her Bachelor of Laws in Brazil with honors from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has a post graduate degree in Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Denyse was an Associate at Chediak Advogados' thrice ranked Chambers and Partners Corporate Compliance and Investigations team, advising companies' anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs and conducting internal investigations. Previously, she was a Forensic and Integrity Consultant at Ernst & Young, working in their Investigations and Compliance team.
Yelena Niazyan '20
Yelena Niazyan graduated with honors from Wesleyan University with a degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies and a certificate in International Relations. Prior to law school, Yelena worked at a corporate intelligence firm providing due diligence and investigative services to Fortune 500 companies. There she served as the interim head of the due diligence practice and became a Certified Fraud Examiner. At NYU Law, she served as a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and the Mentorship Chair for the First Generation Professionals.
Kristen Proe '20
Kristen spent her 1L summer with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in New York and her 2L summer with Arnold & Porter’s Denver office. At NYU Law, Kristen was a Jacobson Law and Business Scholar and the Moot Court Board’s Marden Executive Editor. As a 2L, she served as the Vice President of Law Women, was a Lawyering Teaching Assistant, and externed with a federal judge and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to law school, Kristen worked at Kobre & Kim, where she was an Analyst on securities enforcement defense matters. She received her B.A. in English, cum laude, from Yale University.
Jonathan Silverstone '20
Jonathan graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics. Prior to law school, he worked as a Director's Financial Analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., where he focused on regulation and supervision of the mortgage market. He spent his 1L summer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and his 2L summer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. At NYU Law, Jonathan was an Executive Editor for the New York University Law Review and an Associate Editor for PCCE's blog, Compliance & Enforcement.
Brian Umana '20
Brian Umana is a prosecution extern with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He has interned with the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Aside from his interest in white-collar-criminal investigations, Brian has written about legal issues surrounding cultural property. He also has performed separate scholarship as a cultural historian. He holds a master's degree from Stanford University in English. Prior to graduate school, he was a media consultant and also did various work with writing and film production.
Griffin Varner '20
Griffin graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Prior to attending NYU Law, Griffin worked in the Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Fraud Section in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit as a Paralegal Specialist. He spent his 1L summer in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York’s Criminal Division, and worked as a research assistant for PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen. During his 3L year, he will be externed with the New York Attorney General’s Division of Economic Justice. He was also an Associate Editor for PCCE's blog, Compliance & Enforcement.
Felix Zhang '20
Felix graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis. Prior to law school, he worked as an Associate Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he focused on economic research related to home mortgage refinancing, Treasury bond pricing, and financial market liquidity conditions. During his 1L summer, he worked as a Summer Consultant in the antitrust practice at Keystone Strategy and as a research assistant for Professor Marcel Kahan. He spent his 2L summer at Mayer Brown's New York office. At NYU Law, Felix was a Managing Editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Business, an Associate Editor for PCCE's blog, Compliance & Enforcement, and a student advocate in the Advanced Regulatory Policy Clinic.