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Robert F. Roach

Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics
- University Compliance Officer, New York University


Robert F. Roach is the University Compliance Officer at New York University, where he oversees the University’s Ethics and Compliance program. He is currently secretary for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee.

Prior to joining NYU, Bob served as Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), where he was responsible for NYC’s ethics and corruption prevention programs and conducted investigations into white collar crimes and public corruption. As Chief of Staff, Bob worked closely with New York City’s five local prosecutor’s offices, the NY State Attorney General’s Office and Organized Crime Task Force, the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as other federal and state investigative agencies. 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, and an award of appreciation from the NYC Police Department, Detective Endowment Association.

Prior to DOI, Bob 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 NY State Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and white collar crimes. Robert is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).