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Event: When Good People Make Bad Decisions (NYU Law School — November 30)

Join NYU Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement on Wednesday, November 30 from 5 pm to 7 pm as a panel of remarkable individuals share the experiences that resulted in their own federal criminal convictions for white collar crimes.

Adding further insights will be an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and a former federal prosecutor. 

The panel will identify inflection points in business decision making and compliance processes where questions, interventions, knowledge or relationships could have helped them make better, more ethical decisions.

Wading Into the Gray: Compliance and Enforcement Lessons When Good People Make Bad Decisions

A Roundtable Discussion with Rashmi Airan, Richard Bistrong, Walt Pavlo, and FBI SSA William McMurry Moderated by PCCE Executive Director Serina M. Vash.


November 30, 2016
5:00-7:00 p.m.

New York University
School of Law

Lester Pollack Colloquium Room

Registration required


Rashmi Airan spent five and a half months in prison for bank fraud in conneciton with a case involving a client of her law practice. She’s now is an inspirational and motivational speaker.

Richard Bistrong, the CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC and a Contributing Editor to the FCPA Blog, is a former FBI/UK Cooperator. He spent fourteen and a half months in prison for violating the FCPA. He’s now an anti-bribery consultant, writer and speaker.

Walt Pavlo, Jr. is the founder and creator of, a consulting and expert testimony firm for lawyers and defendants on the post-conviction process of the federal justice system. Pavlo is recognized as one of the leading commentators and speakers on white collar crime and federal criminal cases.

Supervisory Special Agent William McMurry has been a Special Agent with the FBI for more than twenty years.  In July 2015 he was selected as the supervisor of a newly formed International Corruption Squad in the New York Field Division. He supervises investigations involving violations of the FCPA and AML laws.

Serina M. Vash is the Executive Director of NYU Law School’s Program on Corporate Compliance & Enforcement. She served as Acting Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel in both the Organized Crime/Gang Unit and the National Security Units. He has lectured throughout the country on criminal investigations, criminal prosecution, crime prevention and business ethics. 

Register for the program here.

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