Murray R. Markowitz

Adjunct Professor of Law

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Murray R. Markowitz has twenty-five years of compliance, risk management, and legal experience. As Chief Compliance Officer at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC, Murray built a full-service compliance program, which included the implementation of policies and procedures, the development of internal process documentation, the design of compliance monitoring programs, the preparation and delivery of compliance training, leading internal investigations, choosing compliance software systems, and the preparation of reports to directors and senior executives. He also headed Kroll’s risk committee, served as its principal liaison with regulators in several jurisdictions, and worked closely with the company’s Board of Directors and senior executives on establishing compliance priorities and other initiatives.

Before joining Kroll, Murray was a senior structured finance credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. who was tapped by the organization to help build a compliance function in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Murray helped organize the company’s policies and procedures into an easy-to-use body of knowledge, conducted extensive compliance training, and provided compliance advice to practitioners throughout the organization. Prior to joining Moody’s, Murray was a lawyer in private practice in New York, where he worked on such diverse matters as corporate investigations, securitization transactions, corporate governance matters, licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, securities issuances and filings, and debt transactions.

Murray writes frequently about compliance and ethics issues. He is a past chair of the Credit Rating Agency Constituency Group and is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (inactive).


J.D. – Boston University School of Law; Editor, Boston University Law Review
A.B. – Columbia University, magna cum laude


Introduction to Corporate Compliance


It Is Time for Adult Behavior to Become Fashionable Again—Balenciaga, FTX, and the Risk of Ignoring Compliance

What Moneyball-for-Everything Has Done to Moneyball

Houston, We Still Have a Problem—What the Astros Tell Us About Compliance and Reputation Management

Typos that you cannot correct—the communication risk that compliance must address

Rules for Thee, But Not for Me: A COVID-19 Lesson For Compliance Professionals

Why Data Management Can Mitigate Compliance Risk

Harvard Law School JD, cum laude,
Stanford University MA, Linguistics,
Stanford University BS, Symbolic Systems,

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
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