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Lawrence McDonald

A year ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers dealt a devastating blow to America’s—and the world’s—financial system.

Marking the one-year anniversary, a former Lehman vice president will be on campus discussing his inside perspective on the fall. Author of A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, Lawrence McDonald is the featured speaker for the Edward and Linda Reiter Endowed Lectureship, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24) in 202B Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

McDonald, who will sign copies of his book following the free, hourlong presentation, was vice president of distressed debt and convertible securities trading at Lehman Brothers. He is now a managing director of Pangea Capital Management LP.

The College of Business Administration and the BG Experience office are collaboratively hosting the program, which will also be streamed live to BGSU Firelands.

The Reiter Lectureship was established in 2004 to bring prominent figures to campus to discuss the role of values and ethics in the workplace. The lectureship is designed to recognize and nurture the commitment to ethical decision-making and the greater good exemplified by the Reiters, who are local residents.


 
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September 21, 2009

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