Temple University Beasley School of Law and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) have 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. “

Professor 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 they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on their promises to all of their stakeholders. In so doing, they play a critical role in building a better working world for their people, for their clients and for their communities. For more information about EY, 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 their more than 4,500 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, they assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And they work to give you the benefit of their broad sector experience, their deep subject matter knowledge, and the latest insights from their 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.