Frantz Ward is pleased to share that Keith Ashmus, Partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, has earned the prestigious Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) credential. This credential demonstrates competency and skill in detecting and preventing a broad array of financial crimes (such as money laundering, cybercrime, terrorist financing, commercial bribery, and breach of sanctions) and mitigating financial crime-related risk.
The CFCS designation is awarded to those who complete a comprehensive course of study, demonstrate experience in financial matters, and pass a rigorous examination providing an objective measure of an individual’s broad-based knowledge on diverse financial crime topics. It is administered by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, the preeminent international organization for public and private financial crime professionals worldwide.
Keith is nationally recognized as a respected advocate and a trustworthy neutral. His practice focuses on employment law and business law, as well as mediation and arbitration cases around the nation. Keith is a Past President of the Ohio State Bar Association and a Past Chairman of both the Labor Law Section and the ADR Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is recognized as Best Lawyers’ “2016 Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law-Management in Cleveland and named to The Best Lawyers in America and the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers lists. Keith is a recognized advocate for small business, having served as Chair of both the Council of Smaller Enterprises and the National Small Business Association, and currently representing Ohio on the federal Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees, as well as the Ohio General Assembly, in support of small business positions. He earned his B.A., with High Honors, from Michigan State University, an M.A. from the Eli Broad College of Business from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.