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Jesse Eisinger

Jesse Eisinger
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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 and Bernstein were also finalists for the 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for the series.


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.

Articles

Does Valeant’s Cost-Cutting Go Too Far?

BlackRock Doesn’t Need A Scarlet Letter

The Justice Department’s Foreign Aggression

Valeant’s Sugar Coating Helps its Acquisitions Go Down

The Buck Stops With Obama on Tepid Financial Reform

Seeking Tough Justice, but Settling for Empty Promises

The Rise of Corporate Impunity

Meet the only Wall St. executive prosecuted as a result of the financial crisis. Has justice been served?

Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear how exactly the money was spent.

How the Case Against Bank of America CEO Fizzled

Goldman, the Muppets and the Mystery of ‘Pretty Fishy & Dodgy’ Holdings

When Regulation Threatens, Bankers Predict Doom For Main Street

Lucky Man: CEO’s Repeated Good Fortune in Timing Stock Sales

Maintaining Ethics in the Move From Regulator to Regulated

Investors Are Chastened. That’s A Good Thing.

SEC Issues More Fines Over Magnetar Deals – and Appears to Move on

There have now been more than $435 million in SEC settlements regarding one of the most notorious groups of mortgage securities deals behind the financial crisis.

The Problem Is Bigger Than Too Big to Fail

Obama’s Mystery Man for Derivatives

The One Mortgage Fix Washington Isn’t Talking About

Don’t Worry, Jamie, Lloyd’s Shown the Way

SEC Files Charges in Magnetar Deal

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an asset manager with fraud for its role in one of the most notorious groups of mortgage securities deals behind the financial crisis.
Jesse Eisinger
Read Jesse Eisinger's e-book, The Wall Street Money Machine, on your Kindle or mobile device.

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