Justin Paperny is a former investment executive who now uses his experiences to educate others on ethics and the perils associated with, white collar crime. He is the author of Lessons From Prison and Ethics in Motion. Justin has been a keynote speaker to academic and business audiences across the nation.
His clients include, The FBI Academy, New York University, KPMG, Securities America, Allstate Insurance, Wells Fargo, Wake Forest University, Morgan Stanley, and the University of Southern California. Since his release in August 2009, Justin has helped more than 100 white collar defendants thrive through the criminal justice system.
His story has been featured by ABC News, NBC News, Forbes, and Radio America, amongst many others. And in late 2014, NBC Universal in conjunction with The Esquire Network will air a 60-minute documentary on Justin’s story.
After graduating from the University of Southern California, Justin began building his career at Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and UBS. Justin managed more than $150 million in investor assets as a top earning stockbroker, but personal pressures clouded his judgment. An ethical lapse ensnared him in a fraud. He pleaded guilty to violating securities laws and served an 18-month sentence at Taft Federal Prison Camp.
As a consultant, Justin has successfully worked with hundreds of defendants and their families to help them better prepare for the life altering experience of federal prison and life after prison. Justin highly suggests defendants and their families thoroughly vet and scrutinize any former prisoner or BOP official who masquerades as a consultant. Reviewing testimonials and a client list should be an essential part of any due diligence process. Additionally, there should be a recorded history of achievement and a documented history of excellence from anyone seeking to offer prison advice.
As a speaker, Justin provides audiences with insight into the motivations, actions, and consequences of white collar crime. Rather than speaking theoretically, he draws upon personal experiences to narrate with honesty and eloquence how an inattention to values based decision making can lead an individual down the path to white collar crime, and ultimately imprisonment.