US Attorney General Eric Holder will speak about corporate crime and compliance at NYU Law on Wednesday, September 17, 12:30-2pm. The Law School’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement and the Milbank Tweed Forum co-sponsor the address, which takes place in Tishman Auditorium at the Law School.
Eric H. Holder, Jr. was sworn in as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States on February 3, 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden. In 1997 Holder was named by President Clinton to be the Deputy Attorney General, the first African-American named to that post. Prior to that he served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1988, Mr. Holder was nominated by President Reagan to become an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
A native of New York City, Holder graduated from Columbia College in 1973 and from Columbia Law School in 1976. While in law school, he clerked at the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense Fund and the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Upon graduating, he joined the Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General's Honors Program. He was assigned to the newly formed Public Integrity Section in 1976 and was tasked to investigate and prosecute official corruption on the local, state and federal levels. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Mr. Holder was a litigation partner at Covington & Burling in Washington.
NYU Law launched the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement in 2014 to address the issues raised by the rising culture of legal compliance and enforcement. Led by co-directors Jennifer Arlen ’86, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law, an expert in white-collar crime, and Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, an expert in financial institutions, the new program promotes research on the effective enforcement of legal rules and on methods and strategies for enhancing compliance with applicable standards. It also hosts conferences and other public events designed to promote policy reform.