Robert F. Roach is the Vice President and Chief Global Compliance Officer at New York University. Bob heads NYU’s Office of Compliance and Risk Management and oversees the University’s Compliance Programs at NYU’s three degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and 11 academic sites in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.
Bob is an Adjunct Professor of Ethics, Business and Society Program Area, NYU Stern School of Business Langone MBA Program. Bob also teaches Risk Management at NYU Abu Dhabi, Division of Engineering. He has lectured at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP)(Privacy by Design), NYU Shanghai, (U.S. Constitution and Religion), NYU Abu Dhabi History Department (The U.S. Civil Rights Movement), NYU Law School (Psychology and the Law).
Bob is the past Chair of the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He organizes conferences and speaks frequently on compliance, ethics, investigations and risk management for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He has published numerous articles in these areas. He received NACUA’s First Decade Award for significant innovative contributions in university compliance. Bob is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Prior to joining NYU, Bob served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), where he was responsible for NYC’s Ethics and Corruption Prevention Programs and conducted investigations into white collar crimes and public corruption. Prior to DOI, Bob served as Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and Section Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the NY State Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and white collar crimes.
Bob received his law degree from Georgetown University where he was an editor of the Law Review.