Meet our Diverse Team of Talented Contributors
Our talented team members faced challenges with government investigations. Despite struggles, they emerged successfully. We can help you work toward the best possible outcomes.
Bad decisions as a young man led Tulio into a government investigation. While serving a lengthy prison term, Tulio trained himself to program computers. By mastering self-directed learning techniques, he emerged as an IT professional and works with our team designing CRM systems.More
After earning an undergraduate degree from Amherst College, Carlos continued to advance his education by enrolling in law school. He built a career in government service, working for Senator John McCain’s staff. Carlos has extensive expertise in government investigations.More
Lawrence Hartman earned his law degree from Columbia University. He built his career as a securities lawyer, working with Wall Street firms. He has extensive experience with government investigations and also with compliance. Lawrence collaborates on building compliance manuals with our team.More
Sam earned an undergraduate degree at the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania. As founder and CEO of a business that sold insurance policies, he found himself in the crosshairs of a government investigation. He recalibrated while in federal prison, and now works to help others.More
Mohammad earned his MBA at the Harvard Business School. He built a career in business development working for global corporations. Despite challenges, he will soon begin law school at Columbia University. Mohammad volunteers with our team to help with product development.More
Justin Paperny earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. As a stockbroker, he built a career with Merrill Lynch and UBS. A government investigation led to a prison term, and to recalibration. Justin is a founder of White Collar Advice.More
Dr. Gregg Petty
Dr. Petty has extensive experience as a healthcare professional, surgeon, and owner of a medical clinic. He understands healthcare law, and how business decisions can lead to government investigations. Dr. Petty’s expertise helps healthcare professionals make better decisions.More
Juan Ribas earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver. For longer than a quarter-century, he worked as an insurance executive, leading three separate companies as CEO. Juan has extensive experience with government investigations and the FCPA.More
Travis Richey earned an MBA from the University of Miami. While working in private equity and with hedge funds, Travis built expertise advising businesses with revenues in 8 to 9 figures. With extensive experience, he helps people develop best practices to avoid government investigations.More
Brad Rouse earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard. An expert communicator and performing artist, he won the Louis Sudler Prize. As an award-winning theater artist, Brad developed exceptional writing skills, and personal knowledge of government investigations.More
Michael Santos made bad decisions as a young man, and a judge sentenced him to 45 years in federal prison. While incarcerated, Michael earned an undergraduate degree, a master's degree, and published more than a dozen books. He is a founder of Prison Professors and other ventures.More
Joel earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Fordham University. After decades of practice as a securities lawyer, he faced challenges that stemmed from a government investigation. Joel offers guidance to people facing challenges.More
We’re super proud of the team we’re building at Prison Professors. Regardless of what challenges you’re striving to overcome, we offer a few basic tenants to consider:
Start by Defining Success
We all have to live in the world as it exists, not as we want it to be. Although none of us can change the past, each of us can work toward making the most of what we have.
Document Your Strategy
Once we define success, we need a clear strategy that will take us from the challenging times we’re in. We can assess our strategy daily, making sure that we’re doing everything within our power to succeed.
Create Tools / Tactics / Resources
If we define success, and we know the strategy, we must use all of our resources to create the tools, the tactics, and the resources that will help us bridge the gap.
Measure Progress Daily
When we know where we want to be in the months, years, and decades ahead, we can measure our progress each day to ensure that we’re on the right course, making adjustments when necessary.