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Beyond Operation Perfect Hedge: The Roomy Khan Story
Start Date: 10/20/2016Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 10/20/2016End Time: 2:30 PM
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About the Program

Operation Perfect Hedge was an one of the most successful and aggressive investigations into wrongdoing on Wall Street. It would bring down billionaires, hedge fund managers, lawyers and members of boards of directors who had traded on confidential information. It would redefine the area of compliance and change the hedge fund industry forever.

At the center of this investigation, was Roomy Khan, who had made her way on Wall street as an analyst and trader in high technology stocks. She cooperated with the federal government for over 6 years during which she expounded the mechanics of the financial industry, various conduits of information and ultimately testified in federal court. She was personally charged with wire fraud and insider trading and she served 1 year in the federal prison.

Roomy's case and her role have been cited extensively in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and on major television business networks such as CNBC., research papers and media. Now she is telling her story at business schools and other venues. Roomy aims to share her cautionary tale and industry insights to educate audience and prepare them to face ethical challenges in the business world.

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity for this luncheon program on October 20th when Roomy is joined by Walter Pavlo, a Contributor to and consultant on white collar crime.

About the Speakers
Roomy Khan has over 20 years of combined professional experience in the technology industry and Wall Street.  She was a successful analyst in the hedge fund industry and amassed a personal fortune trading the stock market. However, Khan also received confidential information from corporate insiders - earnings, production and forecasts – that gave her an unfair edge.

After being confronted by the FBI, Khan agreed to cooperate with the federal government for over 6 years.  She was intimately involved in the Galleon insider trading case, successfully prosecuted by the federal government, which resulted in over 90 convictions throughout hedge funds, corporations and individual investors. After serving as a key government witness at trial, she pleaded guilty to insider trading charges and was sentenced to 1 year in the federal prison in Coleman, Florida. Khan was released in January 2014.

Roomy has a Masters in Physics from Kent State University, Masters in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Walter Pavlo is founder of the web-based educational site,, that informs lawyers, defendants and family members on the federal prison experience. Walt co-authored "Stolen Without A Gun" with Neil Weinberg (Reporter at Bloomberg) and is currently a contributor to on white-collar crime and the federal legal system. He is a Loyola Law Journalism Fellow. Over the past 14 years Pavlo has presented at top ranked business schools, accounting firms, law enforcement agencies and professional societies as part of their training program. He recently appeared on CNBC's American Greed for his coverage of the Sky Capital trial.

Pavlo's story and work have been covered by Forbes, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC Today Show, National Public Radio and ABC Nightline. He is a frequent contributor on white-collar crime on CNBC and Fox Business. When not speaking, he is covering white-collar crime for and his own website />


ZGASThe Zicklin Graduate Accounting Society (ZGAS) is the premier student society at Baruch College. With a membership base of over 1000 students, we are the largest and most active graduate society on campus. We hold at least 15 events every year.  These events include accounting panels, information sessions, résumé and interview workshops with recruiters, and exclusive networking opportunities.

Graduate Beta Alpha Psi (GBAP) at the Zicklin School of Business is the graduate arm of the Alpha Gamma chapter of Baruch College.Picture

GBAP is known on campus as the premier connection between the academic and professional world, aiming to create an organization that is continuously improving from feedback, fosters a creative learning environment, and focuses on providing high-quality experiences for all graduate students.


12:00 pm - Registration and Lunch Networking Reception
12:45 pm - Presentation


Register online, by phone, or via e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231 or
  3. E-mail us at

Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus  (View Map)
55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
New York
Room: Room 14-220
Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 646-312-3231
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