Jonathan Hart

EY Becomes Founding Sponsor for Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics

EY has announced that it has become a founding sponsor and member of the Advisory Board for Temple University Law’s Center for Compliance and Ethics. This multi-year relationship will provide significant support to the Center’s mission to develop innovative student and professional education programs, foster academic research and thought leadership, and advance public-private sector dialogues on challenging ethics and compliance issues.


“EY’s commitment to building a better and more ethical working world makes them an ideal founding sponsor for Temple Law School, and in particular for the Center for Compliance and Ethics,” remarked Dean Gregory Mandel. “As more of our students and faculty become engaged with the rapidly growing field of compliance and ethics, I expect that EY’s influence and global leadership will be of significant benefit to Temple Law.”

Jon Smollen, who leads the Center for Compliance and Ethics, added, “As the compliance profession continues to evolve in response to changes in the political, economic, and regulatory climate, EY has been a consistent champion for innovation and ethical leadership. EY’s support and leadership with the Center will greatly advance our mission, in particular our ability to facilitate scholarship and a robust exchange of ideas among regulators, corporate leadership, and academics.”

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, former Vice President, Institutional Integrity, the World Bank, Leonard McCarthy, and former Department of Justice compliance expert Hui Chen have participated in Center events. Smollen noted that, with EY’s support, the Center would be well-positioned to host and engage leaders throughout the profession in continued dialogue.

“Temple Law’s vision for the Center for Compliance and Ethics, and for the compliance profession in general, places them on the leading edge in terms of where compliance is headed,” said Kathleen Meriwether, Americas Leader of the EY Life Sciences Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice, which advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies on compliance issues affecting those industries, including support for companies under investigation by the government.

“EY is proud to support Temple’s mission. We believe that together, Temple Law and EY can make a significant impact on the future of compliance and ethical leadership. We also hope to engage our industry clients in the activities of the Center. Their participation will provide additional real-world perspective to the academic study as well as offer access to the latest cutting edge research and ideas.”

About the Center for Compliance and Ethics

Temple launched the Center for Compliance and Ethics in November 2015 with a mission to improve the understanding of the practice of compliance across disciplines through innovative educational programming, public-private dialogues and research and scholarship. The Center implements its mission by:

  • Developing and teaching innovative curricula for students and professionals in various fields interested in compliance domestically and internationally;
  • Developing and promoting interdisciplinary research and programs to address the goals, challenges and skills for compliance as a discipline and profession; and
  • Advancing the policy, legal and operational understanding of complex compliance issues through dialogue between regulators, industry leaders and academics.

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