The NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement is pleased to announce that Pablo Quiñones will be PCCE’s new Executive Director. Mr. Quiñones will assume his new position on February 1, 2018 and will serve for the rest of the academic year. Next academic year, Mr. Quiñones will return to private practice but will continue to work with PCCE as a Senior Fellow.
Mr. Quiñones joins the Law School after serving as Chief of Strategy, Policy and Training for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud Section in Washington, D.C. In that role, Mr. Quiñones supervised a unit that worked with senior leaders, supervisors and trial attorneys within the DOJ to develop and implement enforcement strategies, policies, and educational programs related to prosecuting financial crimes. He helped foster cooperation among foreign and domestic government agencies, promote the evaluation of corporate compliance programs and monitors, and implement investigation, prosecution and trial training programs. Among other things, Mr. Quiñones oversaw the Section’s first detail of a prosecutor to a foreign regulator and first expert compliance counsel, assisted in the development of FCPA enforcement policies, and advised on important litigation and appellate matters.
“Pablo Quiñones is a valuable addition to NYU School of Law. He brings a wealth of enforcement experience and a deep understanding of the practical and policy goals guiding corporate and individual enforcement strategies in the U.S. and abroad,” said Professor Jennifer Arlen, Founder and Faculty Director of PCCE.
Mr. Quiñones began his DOJ career at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served for eight years as a criminal prosecutor, including on the SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force prosecuting insider trading, market manipulation, accounting fraud, and investment fraud cases. At the SDNY, Mr. Quiñones handled several high-profile prosecutions of Wall Street executives, narco-terrorist and violent gang leaders, and corrupt public officials.
Mr. Quiñones has extensive experience from the private sector as well. Prior to his government service, Mr. Quiñones was a partner at international law firm Reed Smith LLP and at a national law firm now known as Anderson Kill P.C. He also brings corporate counsel experience as general counsel of an investment company and associate general counsel of a healthcare company.
Mr. Quiñones is a graduate of Cornell University and Michigan Law School.
“I am excited to share my more than 20 years of experience and expertise representing the government, companies, and individuals with the great minds at NYU School of Law and the impressive PCCE team. I also look forward to working with the government and private sector on ensuring our justice systems are fairly and consistently applied to corporations and individuals alike,” said Pablo Quiñones.