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NACUA's First Decade Award

Robert F. Roach - 2013

Robert F. Roach is the chief compliance officer at New York University and adjunct professor of business ethics at the NYU Stern School of Business, Langone MBA program. As NYU’s chief compliance officer, Bob is part of NYU’s Office of the President and oversees the University’s ethics, compliance and risk management programs. Bob received his law degree from Georgetown University where he was a law review editor.

Bob has served as the chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee and co-chair of the ACC Greater New York Chapter Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee. Bob is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Bob speaks frequently and has published numerous articles in the areas of ethics, compliance, and risk management.

Prior to joining NYU, Bob served as chief of staff at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) where he was responsible for New York City’s ethics and corruption prevention programs and conducted investigations into white collar crimes and public corruption. For his work, Bob received the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service; the Federal Bureau of Investigation award for Outstanding Performance in a Joint Investigation; the U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York Award for Outstanding Performance in a Joint Investigation and Prosecution; the Sheldon Oliensis Ethics in City Government Award; and an award of appreciation from the NYC Police Department, Detective Endowment Association.

Bob also served as assistant district attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and section chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and white collar crimes.

Since joining NACUA in 2007, Bob has served as a speaker or moderator more than 20 times at NACUA educational programs. He has served on the Committee on Legal Education and has attended more than 10 annual conferences and CLE workshops.

Bob’s NACUA colleagues noted that he is an innovator in the field of compliance and has been an exceptional speaker during his short time in the Association.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Robert F. Roach as a recipient of the First Decade Award for his outstanding service to the Association and to the practice of higher education law during his first six years of membership.