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Advanced Corporate Compliance Institute

Fordham Law School | Program on Corporate Ethics and Compliance

Advanced Corporate Compliance Institute

Saturdays, November 6, 13, and 20, 2021 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM EST

Conducted remotely via Zoom

These three sessions will use an engaging case-study approach to immerse students into compliance crises that tripped up successful companies and explore what they tell us about constructing durable and effective compliance programs today.

Who is this for? 

This program is aimed at compliance professionals or those in related fields who are looking to sharpen their compliance diagnostic and leadership skills. The program is open to and beneficial to all but is aimed at those with 2-10 years of compliance experience. Both law graduates and others are welcome.


  • $700 for the whole program or $275 each day.

  • Discounted price of $500 (entire program) or $200 (individual sessions) is available for:

    • 3 or more registrants from the same firm/company,

    • individuals from non-profit or government organizations, or

    • Fordham alumni

  • Participants who enroll in our M.S.L. or LL.M. in Corporate Compliance program in the Spring, Summer, or Fall 2022 terms will have this amount applied to their tuition.


Participants attending the full program will receive an electronic certificate of completion.


CLE credit for the program is pending in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 2.0 credits for the sessions below indicated by an asterisk.

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Robert Mascola 

Senior Director, Fordham Law School
Program on Corporate Ethics and Compliance

Saturday, November 6

Why Compliance Programs Fail

Planes, Trains & Automobiles:  A Cautionary Tale of How Three Major Transport Manufacturers Lost Sight of Their Values and Took Short Cuts That Ended in Long Term Losses*

This session will examine how companies can lose their way, despite well-established compliance programs.  We will start with a brief consideration of agency, bribery, and systems failures in Boeing, Alstom, and Volkswagen. We will work in teams to look back at possible root causes of these failures, with a focus on tone at the top, and conclude with a considered discussion of the long-term institutional and reputations costs of compliance failures.


Karen Moore    Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Unisys Corporation

Saturday, November 13

Managing and Preventing Compliance Crises

Gamers, Streamers & a Frat Boy Culture: What Activision Can Teach Us About Managing and Preventing Compliance Crises *

Using Activision as a case study, this session will examine weak corporate culture as a driver of compliance risks and how the mismanagement of emergent compliance crises can magnify legal and reputational harm. We will explore what entities can do to change culture using the concepts of organizational justice and engage in a design thinking exercise to develop a prototype for how firms or any organization should handle and investigate concerns.

Ellen M. Hunt    Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; VP Compliance Program Operations and Chief Privacy Officer, LifePoint Health

Saturday, November 20

Transforming the Role of Compliance 

Culture MEETS Strategy OVER Breakfast: Moving Beyond the History of Repeated Compliance Failures at Global Financial Institutions

This session will discuss the challenges financial institutions face when compliance controls clash with business strategies and the interplay between corporate culture and strategy. We will explore how a new organizational design to partner the board with the compliance team can transform business strategy into more sustainable and responsible organizational success.


Eric Young    Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; former Chief Compliance Officer at BNP Paribas, S&P Global Ratings, and JP Morgan