Justin is a Manager in FRA’s Paris office, with 10 years of experience in audit, accounting, investigations and compliance.
Justin is currently part of the FRA team supporting the IAV GmbH independent compliance monitorship for fraud related to the Volkswagen “Diesel Gate” scandal. This involved reporting to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) about the quality of the compliance program established by the company. Justin assessed the design, rollout, and effectiveness of the Governance, Risk, and Compliance function (GRC), Internal Audit Department, Internal Controls System, and Training program.
Justin was also part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multinational bribery and corruption investigation, resulting in a €3.6bn global settlement with four investigative authorities: SFO, DOJ, DOS and PNF. Justin was involved in the forensic investigation, including the analysis of large volumes of financial data, the risk assessment, and fine calculation.
Prior to joining FRA, Justin founded JSM Consultancy, LLC, an accounting practice advising clients on bookkeeping, tax filings, and external audits including for the third largest advertiser worldwide: Havas.
Earlier in his career, Justin was an external audit manager at an international accounting firm, managing a portfolio of clients of French listed companies in the United States. His experience involved leading external audits and due diligences for companies in the advertising, luxury, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Justin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of New York, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accountancy from McGill University, and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Baruch College. He recently published an article detailing the mechanisms of plea agreements and fine calculation in the context of the French Convention Judiciaire d’Interet Public (CJIP) detailed in the Sapin II law.