About Jim

LAW OFFICES OF JAMES S. JOHNSON
Attorney and Counselor at Law.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Adjunct Professor.
Teach upper-level elective courses “Accounting for Lawyers,”
“Law Practice Management,” and “Business Collections Practicum.”

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
Tax return preparation and planning for individuals and companies.

JIM'S ACTIVITIES

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

CITIGROUP
CitiFinancial Japan, Inc. based in Tokyo

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Led the consumer finance businesses of Citigroup in Japan (more than 900 locations and 7000 employees in all prefectures across the country). Doubled operating earnings in three years (achieving annual pre-tax profit of more than $1 billion per year). Advanced from the sixth largest consumer finance company in Japan to #3 in two years (behind native companies Takefuji and Acom). Before acquisition of The Associates by Citigroup in December 2000, CEO role also included responsibility for all business operations of The Associates in India, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Associates International Holdings Corporation
Chief Financial Officer.
Managed finance departments for 13 countries: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Associates First Capital Corporation
Finance Officer.
Led worldwide accounting and planning staffs for consumer finance, home equity, and credit card operations.

ERNST & YOUNG
Certified Public Accountant.
Fort Worth Audit and New York National Office Technical Accounting Staff. While stationed in New York, monitored initiatives of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Emerging Issues Task Force. Wrote publications on Income Tax Accounting and Accounting for Post-Retirement Benefits.

OWNER OF A SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Operated Family First Financial Associates, Inc., an investment and financial advisory firm.

OWNER OF A SMALL BUSINESS BOWLING CENTER
Operated Lakes Lanes, a 16-lane community bowling center in The Colony, Texas.

NOVELIST
Wrote and published “The Loan Samurai” (ISBN 1413456162).

EDUCATION AND OTHER
J.D., Texas Wesleyan (now Texas A&M) University School of Law, summa cum laude.
B.A., Economics, The University of Texas at Austin, summa cum laude.
B.B.A., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, summa cum laude.
Certified Public Accountant since 1985.
Japanese language certified level three proficiency.

PUBLICATIONS
An Activist Supreme Court Does Not a Market Make: The Effect of Japanese Supreme Court Rulings on the Consumer Finance Industry, The Dartmouth Law Journal, Winter 2008.

The Accountable Attorney: A Proposal to Revamp the ABA’s 1976 Statement of Policy Regarding Lawyers’ Responses to Auditors’ Requests for Information, 14 Texas Wesleyan Law Review 27, Fall 2007.

OPEBs: FASB prescribes strong medicine. (Accounting for other postretirement benefits according to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.) (Cover Story.) The CPA Journal, July 1992, available online at http://archives.cpajournal.com/old/12826661.htm.

2340 E. Trinity Mills Rd. #300
Carrollton, TX 75006
Jim@JusticePlace.Com

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