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Corporate Compliance Program

The Heyman Center houses Cardozo's corporate law programs, which help students gain specialized legal skills in corporate governance, finance, fraud, internal investigations, taxation, and more.  The 2008 financial meltdown gave way to new laws and practices in corporate legal compliance, risk management, and ethics for corporate lawyers. This has lead to an expanding role for corporate compliance programs in support of companies' efforts to identify and address corporate risk. 

Corporate compliance departments, more than ever, must ensure that an organization implements effective systems of internal control to adequately measure and manage the risks of doing business.  These legal departments are also in charge of a company's compliance with external rules imposed by federal and state regulators. The FCC, state attorney general's offices, and other regulators also require lawyers with a deep understanding of current practices. 

Companies need lawyers who are trained in new regulatory reforms and their impact on business decisions.  Businesses' legal departments need lawyers who possess a high level of comfort navigating the complex regulatory changes. 

The Heyman Center partners with major financial institutions in a variety of internship programs. The Heyman Center helps graduates transition to work in the corporate environment, sponsoring events to help build careers in compliance and to facilitate networking opportunities.  Students who participate in these programs develop the analytical skills and knowledge of regulatory controls necessary to be effective counsel in any compliance situation. 

Prof. Michael Stone is the Director of the Compliance Program. To contact him, email The Heyman Center at To learn more about the relevant courses, externships in compliance, activities in compliance etc. please CLICK HERE