William D. Cohan Keynote Speaker

  • New York Times bestselling author
  • Former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker
  • Contributing editor at Vanity Fair

William D. Cohan's Biography

William D. Cohan is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and, The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

Prior to his career as an author, William D. Cohan was a senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase

He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and writes a weekly opinion column for BloombergView. He also writes for The Financial TimesBloomberg BusinessWeekThe Atlantic, ArtNews, the Irish Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times Magazine. He previously wrote a bi-weekly opinion column for The New York Times and features for Fortune. He also appears regularly on MSNBC, on Bloomberg TV, where he is a contributing editor, and on CNN, CurrentTV and the BBC-TV. He has also appeared as a guest on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, The NewsHour, The Charlie Rose Show and the Tavis Smiley Show, as well as on numerous NPR, BBC and Bloomberg radio programs.

He is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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