Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

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

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

On November 30, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement hosted Rashmi Airan, Richard Bistrong, and Walt Pavlo, for a discussion on the experiences that resulted in their own federal criminal convictions for white collar crimes, with additional insights from FBI SSA William McMurry.  The panel identified inflection points in law and business decision making and compliance processes where questions, interventions, knowledge or relationships could have helped them make better, more ethical decisions.

Click here to view the event brochure (PDF: 215 KB)


  • Rashmi Airan, Motivational Speaker and Writer
  • Richard Bistrong, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC; Former FCPA Violator and FBI/U.K. Cooperator; Anti-Bribery Consultant, Writer, and Speaker
  • William McMurry, Supervisory Special Agent, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Walt Pavlo Jr., Founder/President, Prisonology