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Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica, covering Wall Street and finance. He writes a regular column for The New York Times’s Dealbook section.

In April 2011, he and Jake Bernstein were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He has also twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Prior to joining ProPublica, Eisinger was the Wall Street editor of Conde Nast Portfolio, where he wrote a November 2007 cover story titled "Wall Street Requiem," in which he predicted the demise of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. Before joining Portfolio, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he was the founding writer of two market commentary columns, and he played a leading role in exposing accounting fraud at Belgium-based Lernout & Hauspie. During his tenure at The Wall Street Journal's European edition in London, Eisinger won a "Best in Business" award from the UK-based World Leadership Forum for his coverage of accounting irregularities at the Irish drug maker Elan Corp. Earlier in his career, he covered biotechnology and pharmaceuticals for TheStreet.com and Dow Jones Newswires. Prior to that, he lived and worked as a journalist in Chile.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the journalist Sarah Ellison, and their daughters.

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In U.S. Stress Tests, a Tool to Gauge Contagion in Europe

Once Unthinkable, Breakup of Big Banks Now Seems Feasible

In U.S. Monetary Policy, a Boon to Banks

After SEC Settlement With JPMorgan, Will Other Banks Pay Too?

Many other banks created deals with similar characteristics to the transaction that resulted in JPMorgan's $154 million settlement with the government. But the SEC still faces big challenges in wresting more settlements from banks.

Misdirection in Goldman Sachs’s Housing Short

From Dodd-Frank to Dud: How Financial Reform May Be Going Wrong

Some fear the grandest ambitions of the law passed last year to reform the nation's financial system are being undermined in the rule-making process.

For One Whistle-Blower, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

In HBO’s ‘Too Big to Fail,’ the Heroes Are Really Zeroes

Watch carefully, and you'll see how the three men who saved the world—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, NY Fed's Timothy Geithner, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson—get it wrong again and again and again.

At a Time of Needed Financial Overhaul, a Leadership Vacuum

More Power Over Wall Street, but Little Chance to Discuss It

U.S. Senate Investigation Gives New Details on Magnetar

Citing reports by ProPublica, lawmakers describe the hedge fund's role in the collateralized debt obligations business.

Vows of Change at Moody’s, but the Flaws Remain the Same

In Debate Over Bank Capital Regulation, a Trans-Atlantic Gulf

In Proposed Mortgage Fraud Settlement, a Gift to Big Banks

A Test Where the Banks Had the Questions and the Answers

Credibility Shaken, Hedge Funds Are Punished by Investors

In Postcrisis Report, a Weak Light on Complex Transactions

New Documents Show Hedge Fund Magnetar Influenced Deal, Despite Denials

A Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission document shows Magnetar selected assets for a billion dollar Merrill Lynch mortgage securities deal, despite having long asserted otherwise.

Goldman’s Self-Help: Eat, Pay, Trade

What Do 50 Cent, Carmen Electra & Shaquille O’Neal Have in Common? Touting Penny Stocks

A penny stock leaps when 50 Cent praises it on twitter, creating paper profits for the rap star.
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