After a wonderful and successful spring semester, PCCE’s current Executive Director, Pablo Quiñones, is transitioning out of that role to start his own law practice, Quiñones Law PLLC. Although brief, Pablo’s tenure as Executive Director was extraordinary. With his help, PCCE substantially increased its law blog readership and held four events, including a full day conference on cybersecurity and a fireside chat with the General Counsel and Solicitor of the SEC. The most recent event, “ICOs and Cryptocurrency: Innovation Meets Regulation,” was planned and executed entirely by Pablo and was held before a packed audience. While we will miss Pablo, he will continue to contribute to PCCE as a Senior Fellow and an Editor of the Compliance and Enforcement law blog, and plans to moderate a panel on compliance monitors at our annual fall conference on October 12, 2018. Please join us in recognizing Pablo’s accomplishments and in thanking him for his exemplary service as PCCE’s Executive Director.
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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. Continue reading
by Geoffrey Parsons Miller
Like a hurricane forming off Cape Verde, an important constitutional issue may be on track to reach the Supreme Court in 2017.
As so often happens in great cases, the controversy arose in routine fashion. An administrative law judge employed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau imposed a $6 million fine on PHH Corporation for violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Rather than meekly accepting the fine, as most private parties would have done, PHH appealed the matter to the director of the agency.
Here’s where things got interesting. Continue reading