Former PCCE Student Fellows

Every year since 2014, outstanding students have been selected as Fellows of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, providing them with unparalleled expertise in corporate compliance and enforcement through research and writing opportunities, participation in our invitation-only events, and interaction with leading practitioners.

See a list of our current Student Fellows

 

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Dominic Budetti '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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.

Jonathan Cohen
2020-21 Student Fellow

Logan Cotton
2020-21 Student Fellow 

Gary Dreyer
2020-21 Student Fellow

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Jason Kelly '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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.

 

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Seth Massey '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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
2020-21 Student Fellow

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Antonia Miller '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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.

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Cara Ortiz '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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.

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Benjamin Shack Sackler '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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.

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Stephanie Shaffer '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

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.

 

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Eduardo Schneider '21
2020-21 Student Fellow

Eduardo Schneider is an L.LM candidate at NYU School of Law, Class of 2021. He is a Senior Associate at Maeda, Ayres & Sarubbi Advogados - ranked as one of Brazil's leading firms for Corporate Compliance. Prior to attending NYU, Eduardo was a Visiting International Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP's Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense group, and a member of the independent compliance monitorship team to Odebrecht S.A., a Brazilian construction company involved in what was once described by the DOF as the largest foreign bribery case in history. Eduardo earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Brasilia, and he has clerked to Justice Herman Benjamin at Brazil's Superior Court of Justice.

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Bailey Springer '21

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.

 


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Lucian Wang '21

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. 

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Benjamin Winter '21

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. 
 

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Karen S. Zwickel '21

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. 

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Jessica Allen '20
PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

Jessica Allen earned a BA 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 US District Court for the District of Columbia and her 2L summer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

 

Headshot of Sam BielerSamuel Bieler '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2019

Sam Bieler is an associate in the White Collar Crime and Government Enforcement Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. At NYU Law, he was a Furman Public Policy Scholar, a Cyber Scholar, and a member of Moot Court. 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. Additionally, Sam's work on cybersecurity and Federal Trade Commission enforcement practices has been published in Lawfare. 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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Sara Bodner '18
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 2018

While at NYU Law, Sara served as a research assistant for Distinguished Scholar in Residence Preet Bharara and Professor Jennifer Arlen, PCCE’s Faculty Director. Sara also was an Articles Editor for the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. 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.  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.  She graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. in Sociology from Colorado College.

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Tony Cheng '18
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 2018

Tony Cheng is currently 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 was 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.

Adam Crider '15
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Adam is currently a Product Counsel on the Ads legal team at Google LLC. Prior to joining Google, Adam was an Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he focused on white collar criminal matters and government and internal investigations. While at NYU Law, Adam was a staff editor on the Journal of Law & Business. He also worked at Simpson Thacher on a variety of assignments, including government investigations and securities enforcement matters. Prior to law school, Adam was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya and spent seven years in the investment banking and private equity sectors. Adam is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), where he received a B.S. in Economics and Finance.

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Deepa Devanathan '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 2019

Following her 1L year, Deepa 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 was 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 served as a research assistant to PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen.  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.  

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Faith Dibble '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2019

Faith Dibble obtained her J.D. from NYU School of Law and M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business in 2019. 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. 

Guilherme Donega '20
PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

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.

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Jason Driscoll '18

PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2018

After graduating magna cum laude from NYU Law, and as a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers, Jason worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and served on the White Collar Crime Committee at the NYCBA.  Jason is currently clerking in the Southern District of New York (2019 term), and will clerk on the Second Circuit (2021 term). He interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y., Criminal Division, and served as Associate Editor for the PCCE Blog and Research Assistant to PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen.  He also served as Competitions Executive Editor for the Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Director for the High School Law Institute.  Competing with NYU’s Trial Advocacy Society, Jason twice won the Georgetown Federal White Collar Crime Trial Advocacy Competition.  

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Monica Finke '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

Monica Finke is a member of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Honors Program and works in the area of Consumer Fraud Prosecution. She graduated from NYU School of Law, magna cum laude, in May 2020. During law school, Monica worked at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she focused on issues of government accountability and transparency, and in the Special Litigation section at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, where she worked on federal-facing, affirmative civil litigation. She was a Florence Allen Scholar, an Executive Editor on the New York University Law Review, and a recipient of the Vanderbilt Scholarship. Monica earned her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Loyola University Chicago, where she majored in Philosophy, Political Science, and International Studies.

Miriam Furst '16

PCCE Student Fellow, 2015 - 2016

During her time at NYU Law, Miriam worked as a summer associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, conducting legal research on various complex commercial issues, and at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in a variety of practice groups, including Intellectual Property and Government Enforcement and White Collar.  Miriam served 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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Theodore Galanakis '17

PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

Theodore Galanakis obtained his J.D. from NYU School of Law in 2017 and served as a PCCE Student Fellow from 2016 to 2017. Following his 1L year, he worked in the Securities Fraud section of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, and as a summer associate at Paul Weiss in New York. He was also a staff editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. Theo graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Davis with a B.A. in Philosophy. 

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Kate Ghotbi '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

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 LLP, where she worked primarily on regulatory enforcement matters and white collar defense. As a 3L, she externed in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the SDNY. 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 received a B.A. in Philosophy and Art History from New York University College of Arts and Science and worked at an applied research organization in the social sciences. Kate has been published in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy’s Quorum. Her piece, The Moral Mathematics and Responsibilities of Financial Crises, and the longer paper from which it was adapted can be found by clicking here.

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Ben Gitlin '17

PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

Ben served as an Executive Editor on the New York University Law Review, and was a summer associate 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.

Jerry Goldsmith '15

PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Jerry Goldsmith is an Associate in the Litigation Group at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP, where he represents clients in plaintiff opt-out antitrust litigation and class action defense related to unfair and deceptive trade practice issues. At NYU Law, Jerry served as a research assistant for Professor Jennifer Arlen, PCCE’s Faculty Director, and as a Staff Editor for the Journal of Law & Business.  He also served as a Student Advocate for the Suspension Representation Project, and a member of the Student Bar Association Finance Committee. Jerry graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a B.S. in Finance.

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Brian Gottlieb '19

PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2019

Brian Gottlieb was a 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 served 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 '19

PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2019

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. She received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Rahul Hari '16

PCCE Student Fellow, 2015 - 2016

Rahul 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 received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.  

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Sarah Higgins '17 

PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

Currently, Sarah is a Litigation Associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles, CA. While at NYU Law, Sarah was a research assistant for Professor Anthony Thompson, and externed for the United States Attorney's Offices for the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District for New York. Since graduating from the Law School, Sarah served as a law clerk for the Hon. Victoria A. Roberts on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and, later, for the Hon. Damon J. Keith and the Hon. Bernice B. Donald on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Molly Henneberry '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

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.

Naveen Jayaraman '17
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Naveen 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, and returned to the firm as a summer associate in the summer of 2015.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Laura Kaufmann '19

PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2019

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 served 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.  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.

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PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

Jessica spent her 3L 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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Ashley Martin '18
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 2018

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 was a Staff Editor for the The NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law and an Admissions Ambassador.

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Denyse Mathiesen '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

Denyse Mathiesen received her L.LM. at NYU School of Law. Starting October 2020, she will be part of Covington & Burling's white collar team in DC as a Global Visiting Lawyer. 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.

Jack Neff '16
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2016

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.  During his time at NYU Law, Jack worked in the New York office of the Federal Trade Commission.  He joined Latham & Watkins as a Summer Associate in 2015.  Jack’s master thesis was entitled "Empirical Analysis of Federal Antitrust Enforcement: 1970-2011." 

 

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Meredith Nelson '17
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

Meredith Nelson 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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Yelena Niazyan '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2020

Yelena Niazyan graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law in May 2020. She spent her 1L summer at the New York Attorney General’s Office, working in the Consumer Frauds Bureau, and her 2L summer at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. In addition, she worked for the New York City Law Department, as well as for the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. She also served as a Research Assistant for Professor Barry Friedman, as a Mentorship Chair for  NYU’s First Generation Professionals, and as an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law. Her student note, The Way We Do Things Around Here: What Progressive Prosecutors Can Learn From Corporate Compliance, can be found here. 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 received her B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University in 2011.

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Natalie Noble '18
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 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 served 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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Alice Phillips '18

PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

During her 1L 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 served as a Staff Editor for the New York University Law Review. 
 

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Joshua Pirutinsky '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 2019
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. During his 2L summer, Josh was a Summer Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At NYU Law, he served as the online editor for the Annual Survey of American Law, as President of the Jewish Law Students Association, and as a Lederman Fellow in Law & Economics. Josh received his B.A. from Rutgers University, with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors, where he studied Political Science, Philosophy and Linguistics. Upon graduating from NYU Law, Josh began working at Skadden, Arps in New York, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions, and corporate governance.

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Kristen Proe '20
PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

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.

Ryan Rakower '16
PCCE Student Fellow, 2015 - 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. 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.

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Michael Rebuck '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 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. At NYU Law, Michael was a Staff Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and a research assistant for PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen.

Max Rodriguez '15
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

During his time at NYU, Max focused his coursework on criminal and regulatory enforcement, with an emphasis on white collar criminal law. Max's independent research at NYU focused on the evolving judicial supervisory authority over corporate deferred prosecution agreements. Since graduating, Max has practiced at an AmLaw top-200 firm and clerked in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Max is currently an Associate at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C., a New York City-based boutique focused on white collar criminal and regulatory practice, as well as civil litigation.

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Katya Roze '17
PCCE Student Fellow, 2015 - 2017

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  served as a development editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.

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Emmanuel Sanders '17
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017 

During his time at NYU Law, Emmanuel worked for a 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 '17
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017 

Carmi is currently a law clerk for Judge Michael J. Garcia of the New York Court of Appeals.  Following that clerkship, he will clerk for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  During his time at NYU Law, Carmi was a Managing Editor of Production for the New York University Law Review, a Teaching Assistant for Professor Sally Katzen, and 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. 

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Courtney Seager '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 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. At NYU Law, Courtney was a Staff Editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Business.

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Jonathan Silverstone '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2020

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.

Stephanie Spies '16
PCCE Student Fellow, 2015 - 2016

Stephanie Spies received her B.A. degree magna cum laude 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 was an Articles Editor of the Law Review and Co-Chair of the Deans' Cup. Following graduation, Stephanie clerked 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.

Tim Sprague '15
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Tim Sprague received both a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Fordham University. Prior to his study at NYU Law, Tim worked as an economic research analyst in the financial services industry. 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 worked closely with Director Jennifer Arlen on a variety of research topics, specializing in this area when he started as a litigation associate at Wachtell Lipton Rosen and Katz in the fall of 2015. Tim was an articles editor for the NYU Law Review and a Frank J. Guarini Institute for Government Leadership Scholar.

 
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Katherine Stein '19
PCCE Student Fellow, 2017 - 2019

Kate Stein is a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton.  While at NYU, Kate was an Associate Blog Editor for the PCCE Blog, an RA for Professor Jennifer Arlen, and an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.  She was a finalist in the Marden Moot Court Competition, and twice won the Georgetown Federal White Collar Crime Trial Advocacy Competition, winning top attorney.  She interned in the chambers of Judge Ronnie Abrams in SDNY, as well as in the Criminal Division of the USAO SDNY.  She also served as the student member of the White Collar Crime Committee at the NYC Bar Association.  She received her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Hamilton College, where she studied English Literature and Philosophy. 

Noah Susskind '15
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Noah works in cybersecurity at a consulting firm, and before that he worked in compliance management at a bank. Noah is a member of the New York Bar, and holds professional certifications related to cybersecurity (CISSP), data privacy (CIPP/US), and cloud security (CCSP). 

At NYU Law, Noah served as a Staff editor and then Senior Articles Editor for the NYU Journal of Law & Business. He worked as a research assistant for Professor Geoffrey P. Miller, focusing on corporate compliance. He held summer positions working in-house at General Electric in Italy, and serving an administrative judge at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in New York. At graduation, Noah won the Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Essay Prize for a law review article about cybersecurity compliance and risk management, and also the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for clinical work about consumer credit histories and blockchain tools. Noah received his B.A. from Williams College with Honors in philosophy and a minor in legal studies. 

Stephen Thompson '15
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2015

Stephen Thompson received his BA in  political science and international relations at Drew University. At NYU Law, Stephen 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 prepared 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 held an externship for a semester in the Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

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Brian Umana '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

Brian Umana is an associate with Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Irma S. Raker of the Maryland Court of Appeals, working for Judge Raker principally on criminal appeals. During law school, he was a prosecution extern with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He also interned with the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Division of Enforcement of 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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Peter Varlan '17
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

Peter Varlan graduated with a degree in neuroscience and political science from Vanderbilt University. Before 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. At NYU Law, he was a Managing Editor of the New York University Journal of International Law & Politics. Post-graduation, Peter clerked for Chief Judge Karen Caldwell in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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Griffin Varner '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2018 - 2020

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.

Cristina Vasile '16
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2016

Cristina Vasile is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.  At NYU Law, Cristina held positions on the boards of the Law & Social Entrepreneurship Association and the Latin American Law Students Association and worked as a research assistant for PCCE Director Professor Jennifer Arlen. Cristina was selected as part of the Securities & Exchange Commission's Summer Honors Program,  where she worked in the Division of Enforcement. Prior to 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, and as an adjunct professor at Mercy College, where she taught Political Science. She graduated from NYU with bachelor's and master's degrees in Politics.

Susan Wang '16
PCCE Student Fellow, 2014 - 2016
At NYU Law, Susan Wang was 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. She interned at the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. She was also a member of the New York City Bar Chorus, and held a position on the board of NYU Law Women during her second year. Susan spent a summer at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett's New York office, and returned to the firm after graduation. She graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science and French Studies.

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Erica Weiner '18
PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2018
Erica Weiner served as Notes Editor for the Environmental Law Journal and a teaching assistant for PCCE Director Jennifer Arlen. 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.

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PCCE Student Fellow, 2016 - 2017

At NYU Law, Breck was 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 with degrees in English and political science.

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Felix Zhang '20

PCCE Student Fellow, 2019 - 2020

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.