Pablo Quinones

Adjunct Professor of Law (Fall term), Cornell Tech
Contact Information
Cornell Tech
2 West Loop Rd.
New York, NY 10044


Professional Biography

Pablo Quiñones is the Executive Director of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE) at the NYU School of Law. Quiñones joined PCCE after serving as Chief of Strategy, Policy and Training for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud Section in Washington, D.C. In that role, Quiñones supervised a unit that worked with senior leaders, supervisors and trial attorneys within the DOJ to develop and implement enforcement strategies, policies, and educational programs related to prosecuting a broad spectrum of financial crimes. He helped foster cooperation among foreign and domestic government agencies, promoted the evaluation of corporate compliance programs and monitors, and implemented investigation, prosecution and trial training programs. Among other things, Quiñones oversaw the Fraud Section’s first detail of a prosecutor to foreign regulators and first expert compliance counsel, assisted in the development of FCPA enforcement policies, and advised on important litigation and appellate matters.

Quiñones began his DOJ career at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where he served for eight years as a criminal prosecutor, including on the SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force prosecuting insider trading, market manipulation, accounting fraud, and investment fraud cases. At the SDNY, Quiñones handled several high-profile prosecutions of Wall Street executives, narco-terrorist and violent gang leaders, and corrupt public officials.

Quiñones also has more than 10 years of experience in private practice, including as a litigation partner representing companies and individuals in government enforcement actions, a general counsel of an investment company, and an associate general counsel of a healthcare company.


A.B., Cornell University
J.D., University of Michigan Law School