Aaron Mendelsohn

Director, Oversight and Investigations Division, New York City Council

Aaron Mendelsohn has more than 20 years of legal, compliance, ethics, investigations, and risk management experience. His professional experience includes instituting and managing compliance programs and conducting fraud risk assessments at Accenture and EY, regulating securities industry violations at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, prosecuting economic crimes at the U.S. Department of Justice, and investigating financial frauds at major international law firms. 

In these positions, Professor Mendelsohn has managed, litigated, and resolved complex financial matters while working with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Professor Mendelsohn also worked closely with law enforcement agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other federal and state agencies.

Professor Mendelsohn has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, teaching International Financial Crime. Throughout his career, he has also served as a speaker, panelist, and moderator on corporate compliance and enforcement issues, including cybersecurity, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering, and fraud investigations. 

Professor Mendelsohn has received numerous awards and commendations, including FINRA’s Premier Achievement Award, and from the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service, and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. 

He received his J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and his B.A. from Middlebury College