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Making the Right Choice: Lessons in Compliance & Ethics - Joint Session!

September 5, 2018, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Rashmi Airan

A once prominent Miami attorney who graduated at the top of her class at Columbia Law School, Rashmi Airan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, a federal crime. Rashmi now travels the country teaching the importance of making good ethical choices.

This ethics-driven class presents a case involving bank fraud charges. Rashmi was an emerging real estate attorney who ended up pleading guilty to a federal crime and going to federal prison.

She suffered consequences due to large risks and failures by associating with people who were involved in financial mischief. This course will uncover the challenges that individuals face daily to walk the line of compliance and ethics in their personal and professional lives.

The course will help attendees understand:

  • The importance of professional skepticism

  • Different levels of “knowing” and how willful blindness can lead to corruption

  • Responsibilities of those involved in business/real estate/legal transactions

  • The role of the client and lawyer

  • The importance of trust and its role in enabling fraud

  • The distractions that allow fraudulent schemes to occur

  • The opportunities and environments that exist that allow fraud to occur despite existing controls

  • How fraudsters use deception and separation 

  • How fraudsters gain access to value and convert it into a personal monetary gain

  • How to identify those who are potential enablers and detractors of fraud

  • How to conduct adequate follow-up on important issues

  • The behaviors surrounding fraudulent actions

  • How to identify our ethical blind spots


  • 1.25 hours Continuing Ethics Education 

  • Total Iowa Title Guaranty Track Hours Approved: 10 | Activity #: 303335

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