PCCE Student Fellows

Each year, several outstanding students are offered positions as Fellows with the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, enabling them to gain unparalleled expertise in this area, through research, participation in our invitation-only events and interaction with leading practitioners. 

2019-2020 Student Fellows

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Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen is a J.D. Candidate in the Class of 2020 and a Florence Allen Scholar. She earned a B.A. in political science and international studies from Northwestern University. 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. Prior to law school, she worked in the Obama White House as a media monitor and press assistant. At NYU, she has worked as a research assistant to Professor Helen Hershkoff and as a teaching assistant to Professor Roderick Hills.

Guilherme Donega

Guilherme Donega is an L.LM. Candidate, Class of 2020, 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.

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Monica Finke

Monica Finke is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2020. 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. She is a Florence Allen Scholar, an Executive Editor on the New York University Law Review, and a recipient of the Vanderbilt Scholarship. Prior to law school, 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.

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Kate Ghotbi

Kate Ghotbi is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2020. Following her 1L year, she 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, she will be externing in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Kate is also the Managing Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics and has 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. In 2015, she received a B.A. in Philosophy and Art History from New York University College of Arts and Science, graduating a University Honors Scholar.

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Molly Henneberry

Molly Henneberry is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2020. She 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 serves as staff editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.

 

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Denyse Mathiesen

Denyse Mathiesen is an L.LM. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2020. 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.

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Yelena Niazyan

Yelena Niazyan is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020, at NYU School of Law. She graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 2011 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. She currently serves as a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and is the Mentorship Chair for the First Generation Professionals.

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Kristen Proe

Kristen is a J.D. Candidate in the Class of 2020. She 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 is 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.

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Jonathan Silverstone

Jonathan Silverstone is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020, at NYU School of Law. 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. Jonathan is an Executive Editor for the New York University Law Review and an Associate Editor for PCCE's blog, Compliance & Enforcement.

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Brian Umana

Brian Umana is a third-year J.D. student at NYU. This year, he 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.

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Griffin Varner

Griffin Varner is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2020. He 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. This Fall Semester, he will be externing with the New York Attorney General’s Division of Economic Justice.

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Felix Zhang

Felix Zhang is a J.D. Candidate in the Class of 2020. He 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. Felix is a Managing Editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Business and a student advocate in the Advanced Regulatory Policy Clinic.

2018-2019 Student Fellows

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Samuel Bieler

Sam Bieler is a J.D. Candidate in the Class of 2019. During his 1L summer he interned with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He subsequently interned at both the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security. At NYU, he is a Furman Public Policy Scholar, a Cyber Scholar, and a fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. He has also served as a Contracts teaching assistant and a staff editor for the NYU Law Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, he was a research associate at the Justice Policy Center of the Urban Institute, where his work was covered by outlets such as the New York Times, the Economist, and the Washington Post. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with bachelor’s degrees in criminology and diplomatic history as well as a master’s degree in criminology.

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Deepa Devanathan

Deepa Devanathan is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Following her 1L year, she worked as a Summer Legal Intern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Deepa is a staff editor for the NYU Law Moot Court Board, a fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant, and Vice President of NYU Law’s Trial Advocacy Society.  In addition, she serves as a research assistant to PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen. Prior to attending law school, Deepa received her B.A., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied Political Science.  During her senior year, Deepa received a distinction award in Political Science and won an All-American Attorney Award at the national mock trial competition.  Deepa plans to focus her coursework on criminal practice, white collar matters, and trial advocacy.

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Faith Dibble

Faith Dibble is a JD/MBA candidate at NYU School of Law and NYU Stern School of Business. She received degrees in Economics and in Chinese from Georgetown University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to law school, Faith worked as a legal assistant and business analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Shearman & Sterling. She spent her 1L summer with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s DC office and her 2L summer with Kirkland & Ellis’ DC corporate group. At NYU Law, Faith was a Hermann Biggs Health Policy Scholar, chair of the Health Law & Policy Society, and a staff editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business. Faith will be with NYU Stern School of Business for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Brian Gottlieb

Brian Gottlieb is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019, and Robert McKay Scholar at New York University School of Law. During his 2L summer, Brian was a Summer Associate in the litigation department at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Following his 1L year, Brian worked as a Judicial Intern in the chambers of Judge John Koeltl of the Southern District of New York. At NYU, Brian serves as a development editor for the Annual Survey of American Law. Brian received his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences, where he studied Political Science. Prior to attending law school, Brian was a summer intern at the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and at Barclays PLC, where he was a Summer Compliance Analyst.

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Penelope Hamilton

Penelope Hamilton is a 3L at NYU School of Law. She received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. In the summer following her 1L year, Penelope interned at the Office of Pro Se Litigation at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Throughout her second year at NYU, she participated in a clinical externship at the Charities Bureau of the Office of the New State Attorney General. During the summer following her 2L year and through the end of her 3L year, she is working at SCOR Reinsurance Company.

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Laura Kaufmann

Laura Kaufmann is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Laura graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained her M.St. from Oxford University, where she studied modern European history. Prior to law school, she worked as a trainee and policy assistant at the European Commission and interned at the State Department. Laura spent her 1L summer at the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York and her 2L summer at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. At NYU, she serves as Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics, as Co-Chair of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and as a student advocate of the International Refugee Assistance Project.

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Yelena Niazyan

Yelena Niazyan is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020, at NYU School of Law. She graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 2011 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. She currently serves as a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and is the Mentorship Chair for the First Generation Professionals.

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Joshua Pirutinsky

Josh Pirutinsky is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019, at NYU School of Law. Following his first year of law school, Josh performed research for PCCE Founder, and Former Director, Geoffrey P. Miller for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law: Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management for Corporations, Nonprofits, and Other Organizations. Josh graduated with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science. He currently serves as a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and is President of the Jewish Law Students Association. Josh’s interests include securities law, corporate governance, and compliance risk management.

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Michael Rebuck

Michael Rebuck is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Michael graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Economics. Prior to law school, he worked at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Tom MacArthur for Congress, and the Office of U.S. Senator Jeffrey Chiesa. He spent his 1L summer at McDermott Will & Emery’s New York office. Michael is a Staff Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and a research assistant for PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen.

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Courtney Seager

Courtney Seager is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Courtney graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance. Prior to law school, she worked as an analyst at a small financial valuation and consulting firm in Dallas, Texas, where she worked on a variety of valuation projects across a number of industries. During the summer of 2017, Courtney served as a judicial intern in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Courtney is a Staff Editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Business.

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Jonathan Silverstone

Jonathan Silverstone is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020, at NYU School of Law. 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. Following his 1L year, he worked as a Summer Law Clerk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At NYU Law, Jonathan is a Staff Editor for the New York University Law Review, a research assistant for Professor Geoffrey Miller, and the Treasurer for the Unemployment Action Center.

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Katherine Stein

Kate Stein is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019.  As a 3L, Kate is an Associate Blog Editor for the PCCE Blog and an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.  She is currently working as a Judicial Intern in the chambers of Judge Ronnie Abrams of the Southern District of New York.  She also serves as the student member of the White Collar Crime Committee at the New York City Bar Association.  She spent her 2L summer in the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton, working on internal investigations and white-collar defense.  During her 2L year, Kate interned in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  As a member of NYU’s Trial Advocacy Society, she placed first at the Georgetown Federal White Collar Crime Trial Advocacy Competition and won the award of “top overall attorney.”  Following her 1L year, she worked as a legal intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of the summer honors program, where she was staffed in the enforcement division on asset management related matters. In addition, she served as a research assistant to PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen. Prior to attending law school, Kate was as a litigation paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she worked on predominantly residential mortgage-backed securities cases. She received her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Hamilton College, where she studied English Literature and Philosophy.  In law school, Kate has focused her coursework on criminal law, regulatory enforcement, and trial advocacy, and hopes to one day be a federal prosecutor.

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Griffin Varner

Griffin Varner is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2020. He 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. This Fall Semester, he will be externing with the New York Attorney General’s Division of Economic Justice.

2017-2018 Student Fellows

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Sara Bodner

Sara Bodner is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018, at NYU School of Law.  She graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. in Sociology from Colorado College.  Prior to law school, Sara worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York as a Paralegal Specialist in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and as Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney.  Following her first year of law school, Sara worked in the Office of General Counsel at the City University of New York and performed research for Professor Bob Bauer.  Sara spent her 2L summer in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  She currently serves as a research assistant for Distinguished Scholar in Residence Preet Bharara and PCCE Co-Director Jennifer Arlen and as an Articles Editor for the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.

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Tony Cheng

Tony Cheng is a 3L at NYU and a Sociology PhD student at Yale.  He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration from Yale in 2012 before working in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.  He spent his 1L summer in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Maryland, and is currently a Notes Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.  His research interests include criminal law, urban sociology, and law and society.  He has published in Law & Society Review and City & Community.

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Deepa Devanathan

Deepa Devanathan is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Following her 1L year, she worked as a Summer Legal Intern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Deepa is a staff editor for the NYU Law Moot Court Board, a fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, a Civil Procedure Teaching Assistant, and Vice President of NYU Law’s Trial Advocacy Society.  In addition, she serves as a research assistant to PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen. Prior to attending law school, Deepa received her B.A., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied Political Science.  During her senior year, Deepa received a distinction award in Political Science and won an All-American Attorney Award at the national mock trial competition.  Deepa plans to focus her coursework on criminal practice, white collar matters, and trial advocacy.

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Faith Dibble

Faith Dibble is a JD/MBA candidate at NYU School of Law and NYU Stern School of Business. She received degrees in Economics and in Chinese from Georgetown University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to law school, Faith worked as a legal assistant and business analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Shearman & Sterling. She spent her 1L summer with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s DC office and her 2L summer with Kirkland & Ellis’ DC corporate group. At NYU Law, Faith was a Hermann Biggs Health Policy Scholar, chair of the Health Law & Policy Society, and a staff editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business. Faith will be with NYU Stern School of Business for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Jason Driscoll

Jason Driscoll is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018, at New York University School of Law. During his 2L summer, Jason was a Summer Associate in the litigation department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Following his first year of law school, Jason worked as a Summer Legal Intern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Jason serves as a student member of the White Collar Crime Committee at the New York City Bar Association, and is a Florence Allen Scholar. In addition, he is a research assistant to PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen, and was a teaching assistant to PCCE Director Geoffrey Miller. At NYU, Jason serves as a Competitions Executive Editor for the Moot Court Board and was the Mock Trial Director for the High School Law Institute. He placed first at the Georgetown Federal White Collar Crime Trial Advocacy Competition and is a competition team member with the Trial Advocacy Society. Jason is now an Associate Editor for the PCCE Blog. Jason received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Hamilton College, where he double majored in Philosophy and Hispanic Studies. During his senior year, Jason received distinction awards in both disciplines and wrote an honors thesis that proposed a paradigm shift in Intellectual Property Law. Since coming to NYU School of Law, Jason has concentrated his coursework on criminal and regulatory practice, with an emphasis on white collar matters.

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Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018, at NYU School of Law.  Following her first year of law school, Ashley worked as the Compliance Intern in the Legal Department of a New York City hedge fund.  After holding the position during her 1L summer, she was offered the opportunity to stay on throughout the school year. She spent her 2L summer in the corporate group at Kirkland & Ellis in New York.  Ashley received her B.A., cum laude from Duke University, where she majored in English and minored in Political Science.  At Duke, Ashley was an All-Region and All-Nation mock trial competitor and, prior to college, she worked as a professional actress from 2005-2010.   At NYU, Ashley is a Staff Editor for the The NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and an Admissions Ambassador.

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Natalie Noble

Natalie Noble is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2018. Natalie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and obtained her M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where she received distinction for her dissertation on the admissibility of the International Criminal Court in Colombia. Prior to law school, she worked as an analyst at Kobre & Kim LLP conducting legal research on complex corporate litigation matters. She spent her 1L summer as a Sudler Family Fellow in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and she spent her 2L summer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.  At NYU, Natalie serves as a Competitions Advocacy Editor of the Moot Court Board and as a Co-Chair of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.

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Joshua Pirutinsky

Josh Pirutinsky is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2019, at NYU School of Law. Following his first year of law school, Josh performed research for PCCE Founder, and Former Director, Geoffrey P. Miller for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law: Compliance, Enforcement, and Risk Management for Corporations, Nonprofits, and Other Organizations. Josh graduated with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science. He currently serves as a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and is President of the Jewish Law Students Association. Josh’s interests include securities law, corporate governance, and compliance risk management.

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Michael Rebuck

Michael Rebuck is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Michael graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Economics. Prior to law school, he worked at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Tom MacArthur for Congress, and the Office of U.S. Senator Jeffrey Chiesa. He spent his 1L summer at McDermott Will & Emery’s New York office. Michael is a Staff Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and a research assistant for PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen.

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Courtney Seager

Courtney Seager is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Courtney graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in Finance. Prior to law school, she worked as an analyst at a small financial valuation and consulting firm in Dallas, Texas, where she worked on a variety of valuation projects across a number of industries. During the summer of 2017, Courtney served as a judicial intern in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Courtney is a Staff Editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Business.

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Katherine Stein

Kate Stein is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2019. Following her 1L year, she worked as a legal intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of the summer honors program, where she was staffed in the enforcement division on asset management related matters. In addition, she served as a research assistant to PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen. Prior to attending law school, Kate was as a litigation paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she worked on predominantly residential mortgage-backed securities cases. She received her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Hamilton College, where she studied English Literature and Philosophy. At NYU, Kate is a staff editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. She also works as an extern for NYU’s Civil Jury Project. Kate plans to focus her coursework on securities litigation and white collar matters and hopes to eventually become a trial attorney.

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Erica Weiner

Erica Weiner is a 3L at NYU School of Law. She is currently the Notes Editor for the Environmental Law Journal and will serve as the teaching assistant for the Business Crimes course during the spring 2018 semester. During the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, she served as Summit Event Co-Chair for Law Women and as a teaching assistant for the Lawyering program. During the summer of 2017, she worked as a summer associate in PwC’s Financial Services Regulatory Practice. After her 1L year, Erica worked as a judicial intern in the chambers of Judge Arthur Spatt of the Eastern District of New York. She graduated with distinction from Cornell University.
 

2016-2017 Student Fellows

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Faith Dibble

Faith Dibble is a JD/MBA candidate at NYU School of Law and NYU Stern School of Business. She received degrees in Economics and in Chinese from Georgetown University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to law school, Faith worked as a legal assistant and business analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Shearman & Sterling. She spent her 1L summer with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s DC office, and will be spending her 2L summer with Kirkland & Ellis’ DC corporate group. At NYU Law, Faith is a Hermann Biggs Health Policy Scholar, chair of the Health Law & Policy Society, and a staff editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business.

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Jason Driscoll

Jason Driscoll is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2018, at NYU School of Law. Following his first year of law school, Jason worked as a summer legal intern in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. In addition, he worked as a research assistant to PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen. At NYU, Jason serves as a staff editor for the Moot Court Board and is the Mock Trial Director for the High School Law Institute. Jason is also a teaching assistant to PCCE Director Geoffrey Miller and serves as a student member of the White Collar Crime Committee at the New York City Bar Association. He came in second place in the 1L Oral Advocacy Competition and is a competition team member with the Trial Advocacy Society.  Jason received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Hamilton College, where he double majored in Philosophy and Hispanic Studies. During his senior year, Jason received distinction awards in both disciplines and wrote an honors thesis that proposed a paradigm shift in Intellectual Property Law. Since coming to NYU School of Law, Jason has concentrated his coursework on criminal and regulatory practice, with an emphasis on white collar matters.

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Theodore Galanakis

Theodore Galanakis is a 3L at NYU School of Law. Following his 1L year, he worked in the Securities Fraud section of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Last summer, he worked as a summer associate at Paul Weiss in New York. Theo graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Davis with a B.A. in Philosophy. He currently serves as a staff editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.

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Ben Gitlin

Ben Gitlin is currently a 3L at New York University School of Law. At NYU, he serves as an Executive Editor on the New York University Law Review. Ben spent this past summer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He interned at the New York Attorney General’s Office in the summer following his 1L year. Prior to attending law school, Ben worked as a legal assistant at the New York Center for Law and Justice, a nonprofit that focuses on litigation involving individuals with disabilities. Ben graduated from Cornell University, where he majored in Sociology and served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell’s student newspaper.

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Sarah Higgins 

Sarah Higgins is a 3L at NYU School of Law. She graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and before law school, she worked as an IT consultant for three years. After her 1L year, she was a summer associate at Morrison & Foerster in New York City. During her 2L year, she was a research assistant for Professor Anthony Thompson, and researched prosecutorial misconduct and the history of college in prison programs. She was a summer associate at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles after her 2L year, where she worked on several litigation matters, including an SEC investigation. This fall semester, she will be externing in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

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Jessica Lepper 

Jessica is currently a 3L at NYU Law. She spent her summer at Ropes & Gray LLP’s New York office in their hedge funds and private investment funds groups. She worked at the New York State Housing Finance Agency during her 1L summer. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the legal department of ATMI, a mid-sized semi-conductor and life sciences company. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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Meredith Nelson

Meredith Nelson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Tulsa for undergrad, where she majored in Math and Economics. Before beginning law school in 2014, she worked as a paralegal. Meredith spent her 2L summer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.

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Natalie Noble 

Natalie Noble is a J.D. Candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2018. Natalie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University and received her M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University, where she received distinction for her dissertation on the admissibility of the International Criminal Court in Colombia. Prior to law school, she worked as an analyst at Kobre & Kim LLP conducting legal research on complex corporate litigation matters. During the summer of 2016, she was a Sudler Family Fellow and an intern in the Securities Fraud Unit of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  At NYU, Natalie serves as a Staff Editor of the Moot Court Board and as a teaching assistant for the Lawyering program.

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Alice Phillips 

Alice L. Phillips is currently a second-year J.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. Last summer, Alice worked in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Los Angeles. Before law school, Alice graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Film and Media Studies. Alice is a Staff Editor for the New York University Law Review.

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Katya Roze 

Katya Roze is currently a third-year student at New York University School of Law. Katya graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in Government and Economics in 2014. At Cornell, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and wrote a senior thesis on international trade in art. After her first year at NYU, Katya spent the summer in the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where she worked on self-regulatory organization rule proposals and Commission rulemakings. After her second year, Katya worked as a summer associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City. At NYU, Katya currently serves as a development editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.

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Emmanuel Sanders 

Emmanuel is currently a student at NYU Law.  He worked this past summer with DLA Piper, finding that the practice areas he enjoyed the most were those where he could help clients achieve their commercial goals, while remaining vigilant about complying with laws and regulations.

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Carmi Schickler

Carmi Schickler is a 3L at NYU School of Law. He is currently Managing Editor of Production for the New York University Law Review. Following his first year of law school, Carmi was a Sudler Family Fellow and interned in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Last summer, he was a summer associate in WilmerHale’s New York office. In addition to working previously as a teaching assistant for Professor Sally Katzen, Carmi is a research assistant for Professor Richard Epstein and for Anne Milgram, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. Immediately preceding law school, Carmi served as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division. He received a B.A. in history with honors from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Since arriving at NYU, Carmi’s coursework has focused heavily on criminal matters and federal litigation.

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Peter Varlan

Peter Varlan is currently a 3L at NYU School of Law. He graduated with a degree in neuroscience and political science from Vanderbilt University. Before beginning law school he worked for the Tennessee state government and as a consultant for SAIC. He spent his 1L summer working for Chief Judge Timothy Stanceu at the Court of International Trade and as a research assistant for Professor Erin Murphy focusing on the admissibility of neuroscientific evidence. While a 2L, Peter interned in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. At the end of his second year, Peter was named a Robert McKay Scholar. Peter spent his 2L summer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP working on white collar and litigation matters. He is currently the Managing Editor of the New York University Journal of International Law & Politics. After graduation, Peter will be clerking for Chief Judge Karen Caldwell in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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Erica Weiner

Erica Weiner is a 2L at NYU School of Law. She graduated with distinction from Cornell University. Erica is currently a co-chair of NYU Law Women’s Fifth Annual Summit, a Staff Editor for the Environmental Law Journal, a member of the Suspension Representation Project, and a Teaching Assistant for the Lawyering program. After her 1L year, Erica worked as a judicial intern in the chambers of Judge Arthur Spatt of the Eastern District of New York. During the summer of 2017, she will work as a summer associate in PwC’s Financial Services Regulatory Practice.

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Breck Wilmot

Breck is 3L at NYU School of Law, where he is a senior web editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law, a student advocate with the Suspension Representation Project, and a member of the Art Law Society. Last summer, Breck returned to his hometown of Seattle as a summer associate at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. In 2015, Breck was a summer law clerk working in support of homeowners’ rights with the Northwest Justice Project’s Foreclosure Prevention Unit. Before starting law school, he was a child advocate for the King County Family Law CASA and a legal assistant at Davis Wright Tremaine. Breck graduated from the University of Washington in 2011 with degrees in English and political science.

2015-2016 Student Fellows

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Miriam Furst is a third year student at NYU School of Law. Following her first year of law school, Miriam worked as a summer associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan conducting legal research on various complex commercial issues. During this past summer, she worked at both Quinn Emanuel and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in a variety of practice groups, including Intellectual Property and Government Enforcement and White Collar.  At NYU, Miriam serves as a casebook research and writing editor for the Moot Court Board.  Miriam received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University, where she double majored in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations and Education Studies. During her senior year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and wrote an honors thesis that examined the organizational culture of a New England law firm with a focus on women’s experiences at the firm.

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Rahul Hari is a J.D. Candidate, Class of 2016, at NYU School of Law.  Rahul received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine in 2009.  He spent his first summer of law school working in chambers for Justice Ikola, an appellate judge in Southern California.  At the end of his second year, Rahul was named a Robert McKay Scholar.  Rahul joined Sidley Austin's Los Angeles office as a summer associate in 2015 where he worked on a variety of litigation projects including White Collar Investigation and Corporate Compliance.  He was recently named the Top Gun Trial Advocate, an honor bestowed on the top law school trial advocate after a grueling advocacy competition hosted in Waco, Texas.  Rahul's coursework includes Corporations, Complex Litigation, and Business Crime.

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Jack Neff

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.

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Ryan Rakower

Ryan Rakower is a J.D. Candidate at the New York University School of Law, class of 2016. At NYU, Ryan served as a teaching assistant for Criminal Law taught by Stephen Schulhofer and completed coursework in Business Crime, Securities Regulation, and Antitrust. In addition, Ryan interned in the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York during the spring of his 2L year. Ryan spent his 2L summer as a Summer Associate at Quinn Emanuel, where he took on a variety of litigation assignments, including securities and white collar matters. Before attending law school, Ryan graduated from Duke University and interned in the Early Case Assessment Bureau at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.

Headshot of Katya RozeKatya Roze

Katya Roze is currently a second-year student at New York University School of Law. Katya graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in Government and Economics in 2014. At Cornell, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and wrote a senior thesis on international trade in art. After her first year at NYU, Katya spent the summer in the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where she worked on self-regulatory organization rule proposals and Commission rulemakings. At NYU, Katya currently serves as a staff editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law and holds a board position in the Art Law Society.

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Stephanie Spies received her B.A. degree magna cum laude in 2011 from Northwestern University, where she majored and graduated with honors in Political Science and French and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Prior to attending law school, Stephanie was a program coordinator and research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. During the summer of 2014, she was a legal intern in the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in New York City. During the summer of 2015, she was a Summer Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  At NYU Law School, Stephanie has earned the role of an Articles Editor of the Law Review and Co-Chair of the Deans' Cup. Following graduation, Stephanie will be clerking for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Cristina Vasile

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.

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Susan Wang

Susan Wang is a third year student at NYU School of Law. She is an Articles Editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, a teaching assistant for the first year Lawyering program, and a Roberts McKay Scholar. This fall, she is interning at the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Chorus, and she held a position on the board of NYU Law Women during her second year. Her coursework at NYU includes Securities Regulation, Business Crime, Secured Transactions, and Corporate Finance. Susan spent this past summer at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett’s New York office, and she plans to return to the firm after graduation. She graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and French Studies.

2014-2015 Student Fellows

Adam Crider

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson studied political science and international relations at Drew University, graduating with a BA in 2011. Since coming to the Law School, Stephen has developed a strong interest in white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement, focusing his research on the international implications of the United States' ever-evolving corporate compliance regime. While acting as a Managing Editor for the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Stephen is also preparing a note that explores the evolution of honest services fraud and how it relates to the the government's enforcement of bribery and fraud abroad.  In addition to his fellowship with the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, Stephen is doing an externship this semester in the Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

Cristina Vasile

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.