Jon Smollen

Practice Professor of Law
Executive Director, Center for Compliance and Ethics

Professor Smollen teaches Introduction to Compliance and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Compliance and Ethics. As the Center’s Executive Director, Professor Smollen advances the Center’s mission to improve the understanding and practice of compliance across disciplines and industries through innovative courses and educational programming, public-private sector dialogue, and academic research and thought leadership. He co-edits the Center’s Compliance & Risk Management E-journal and often contributes articles to the Temple 10-Q, a business law newsletter published by the Beasley School of Law.

Prior to joining Temple Law, Professor Smollen was Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Endo International. At Endo, he oversaw the resolution of civil and criminal investigations of historic pharmaceutical marketing practices and negotiated and implemented Endo’s Corporate Integrity Agreement with OIG and Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Siemens Healthcare U.S and in a number of leadership positions at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, including Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Counsel on regulatory issues.

Prior to joining the private sector, Professor Smollen was an advisor to FTC Commissioner Thomas B. Leary and an attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He began his legal career at Squire, Sanders, and Dempsey in Washington, D.C and served as a judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge James P. Jones. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served on the Articles Review Board of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University with a B.A. in history and government and received his M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a focus on international political economy and human rights.

Professor Smollen serves as an expert witness on ethics and compliance programs and frequently advises multinational corporations and non-profits on global and U.S. ethics and compliance programs. He serves on the Board of Directors of Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Professor Smollen is currently a member of the Research Advisory Board to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), which partners in the development of the IAPP’s research agenda and the establishment of ties to academia, industry, and policymakers. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on compliance, healthcare, global anti-corruption, and data privacy issues.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.A., Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
B.A., Georgetown University

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