William D. Cohan

William D. Cohan appears in the following:

Trump Administration Welcomes Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The investment bank shunned Donald Trump as a businessman and candidate. Now, some of its former employees could hold key positions in his administration.


The Inside Story of One of the Largest Financial Settlement of All Time

Monday, August 25, 2014

Financial reporter William D. Cohan on JPMorgan Chase’s landmark mortgage settlement and investigating Wall Street dealings.

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The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and University Culture

Monday, April 28, 2014

William D. Cohan looks at what the Duke lacrosse team scandal reveals about the pressures faced by America's elite colleges and universities, and he pulls back the curtain on the larger issues of sexual misconduct, underage drinking, and bad-boy behavior prevalent on campuses across the country. The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities is an account of what happens when ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, aggressive sexual behavior, racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authority collide and on a university campus, in the justice system, and in the media.

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Bill Ackman: The Life and Times of the Activist Investor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If you follow the stock market or the business news, you’ve seen two companies dominating the headlines this week: Herbalife and J.C. Penny. And while it might seem that these two com...

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JPMorgan and Wells Fargo Release Earnings Reports

Friday, July 13, 2012

It has been a tumultuous year for big banks, and today is turning out to be no different. JPMorgan and Wells Fargo released their earnings reports today.

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Fixed Rates, Declining Trust

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Royal Bank of Scotland has become the latest bank to get hit with a fine for their role in an interest rate rigging scandal. William Cohan, a former employee at JP Morgan, says th...


Can Goldman Sachs Restore Its Image?

Monday, March 19, 2012

In the days since former Goldman Sachs vice president Greg Smith resigned with a scalding New York Times Op-Ed, the company's reputation has come under fire on all sides. But how fair has the criticism been? And what can Goldman do to rehabilitate its image?

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Jon Corzine’s Riskiest Business

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vanity Fair business writers, contributing editors Bryan Burrough, William D. Cohan, and Bethany McLean discuss the personal and professional tribulations of Jon Corzine. They spoke to friends and associates of the embattled former Goldman C.E.O. and New Jersey governor to examine the private demons and blind ambition that led Corzine to the MF Global scandal. Their article “Jon Corzine’s Riskiest Business” is in the February issue of Vanity Fair. The paperback release of William Cohan's latest book, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, is out today.

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Impressions of 9/11: William D. Cohan

Friday, September 09, 2011

9/11 had an impact on all of us. Earlier this year the Leonard Lopate Show staff asked a number of our guests to reflect on what the attacks meant to them and the country. Here is what William D. Cohan, an author and former investment banker had to say.

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William D. Cohan on How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

William D. Cohan tells how Goldman Sachs became the most dominant, feared, and controversial investment bank in the world. In Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, Cohan chronicles Goldman's rise and looks at its corporate culture, reputation, and the firm’s cultivation of powerful people. Robert Rubin and Henry Paulson, who both became Secretaries of the Treasury, are two of the powerful people under discussion. Their actions surrounding the financial crisis fueled much controversy and conspiracy theories.

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The United States v. Cioffi & Tannin

Monday, October 26, 2009

The trial of former Bear Sterns hedge fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin is the first to come from the subprime mortgage crisis. It began earlier this month in federal court. William D. Cohan gives us an update on the trial and its implications for other possible prosecutions stemming ...

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A Year After the Economic Meltdown

Friday, September 18, 2009

William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street revisits the economic crisis, the bailout, and looks at where we are now, a year after the failure of Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, the bailout of AIG, and the start of ...

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Week of the Collapse: Buying Merrill Lynch

Monday, September 14, 2009

All this week we're telling the stories behind the unraveling of our financial system in two minutes or less. Today, we look at the one year anniversary of the sale of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America. This segment contains excerpts from an interview we conducted in August of this ...


The Final Days of Merill Lynch

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Last September, as panic hit and Wall Street began to crumble, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis agreed to swallow Merrill Lynch and its spiraling losses. In "The Final Days of Merill Lynch," in the September issue of The Atlantic, William D. Cohan reveals the coercive role ...

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