Temple Law Center for Compliance and Ethics has appointed Jon Smollen, former chief compliance officer for Endo International, to the newly created role of director.

Over the last 20 years, Smollen has held industry and government leadership positions at the forefront of compliance issues. Most recently, he served as chief compliance officer for Endo International. Prior to Endo, his positions included chief privacy officer for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and chief compliance officer for Siemens Healthcare U.S. Prior to entering the private sector, Smollen held a number of positions at the Federal Trade Commission where he played a significant role in its efforts to establish and enforce privacy regulations and laws and worked on a wide range of emerging consumer protection issues.

Smollen, who has been involved with the Center since its creation, says that the Center will bring a wealth of opportunity to Temple Law students in partnership with area companies, government agencies, law firms and compliance experts. “The Compliance Center will address the incredible demand for compliance professionals that has emerged over the last decade,” he says.

“We aim to help our students understand and prepare for careers in compliance through courses, educational activities and experiential learning,” Smollen added. “In addition, the Center will be a focal point for compliance professionals, lawyers and business leaders to advance their understanding of this rapidly evolving area.”

In addition to enhancing Temple’s existing compliance curriculum to better prepare students for practice in the field, the Center will continue its efforts to foster public-private sector dialogues and educate compliance professionals, lawyers, and business executives through continuing education programs.