White-Collar Criminal Talks “Lessons From Prison”

BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College will welcome Justin Paperny, former investment executive and white-collar criminal, to campus on Wednesday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. Paperny’s lecture, entitled “Lessons from Prison,” is free and open to the public.

Paperny was released from federal prison in 2009 after serving an 18-month sentence for conspiracy to commit securities fraud. The former investment executive built his career at such storied firms as Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and UBS, where he managed more than $150 million in investor assets as a top-earning stockbroker.

Paperny now uses his experiences to educate others on the perils associated with white-collar crime.  In his Canisius presentation, Paperny will walk the audience through his journey.  He will explain how inattention to values-based decision making can lead to financial devastation, loss of reputation, separation from family and community. He will explain what it is like to serve time in a federal prison and debunk misperceptions about ‘country club prisons’ by discussing what he learned from others and his own experiences.

Paperny is the author of Lessons from Prison and Ethics in Motion. He is also a keynote speaker to academic and business audiences across the nation, with clients that include the FBI Academy, New York University, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and the University of Southern California. 

Paperny’s visit is sponsored by the Canisius College Accounting Society and the Joseph J. Castiglia Accounting Endowment Fund, in conjunction with the Masters of Science in Forensic Accounting Program. 

For more information, contact the Accounting Department at 888-5947.

One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York.