From the Office Suite to the Prison Cell

Lessons from a former white-collar criminal

Monday, September 17, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 17, 2012) – On Monday, Sept. 24, Saint Joseph’s University’s students will hear lessons on business ethics from a former investment executive with a criminal record. Justin Paperny once managed more than $150 million as a stockbroker and worked at some of the country’s best known investment banks. Unfortunately, he also committed fraud, pled guilty to violating securities laws and served 18 months in a federal prison.

Paperny paid his debt to society and now uses his insider experience to educate people across the country on white-collar crime, the motivations behind it and the consequences that will inevitably follow. His story and presentations have been featured in Forbes, ABC News and NBC News.

Paperny has also written two books, Lessons from Prison and Ethics in Motion, and he regularly speaks to students and professionals across the country, sharing unique and honest insights into the system and mindset which led him to make unethical decisions. On Monday Sept 24 at 6:30 p.m., he will share his message and story with Saint Joseph’s University students in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium.

The lecture is sponsored by the University’s Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics. The event is free and open to the public.

The mission of the Arrupe Center is to assure that students are equipped to engage in careful, sustained and critical reflection on ethical issues and are prepared to use that reflection in their business decision-making.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Director of Communications for the Haub School of Business, 610-660-1355,

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