Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics Welcomes Ernst & Young LLP as Founding Sponsor

Temple University Beasley School of Law and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) today announced that EY has become a founding sponsor and member of the Advisory Board for Temple Law’s Center for Compliance and Ethics. This multi-year agreement can 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 partner for Temple Law School, and in particular for the Center for Compliance and Ethics,” remarked Dean Gregory N. 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, agreed. “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 EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients, and for our communities. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services

Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance, and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority- no matter the industry sector. With our more than 4,500 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge, and the latest insights from our work worldwide.

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 and ethics across disciplines through innovative educational programming, public-private dialogues, and research and scholarship.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Schatschneider
Director of Law School Communications
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Lizzie McWilliams
Associate Director, Media Relations
Ernst & Young LLP