The Financial Crisis: the FRONTLINE interviews Money, Power, & Wall Street sponsored by Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
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A partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, Rodgin Cohen is a top adviser to many major Wall Street firms. In the fall of 2008, as the financial crisis was at its peak, he was involved in a number of negotiations, including the failed attempts to find a buyer for Lehman Brothers, the federal government's takeover of Fannie Mae, the government's bailout of AIG, and Wells Fargo's purchase of Wachovia. Earlier in 2008, he also was involved in the negotiations that led to JPMorgan Chase's purchase of Bear Stearns. This is an edited transcript drawn from two interviews conducted on Dec. 1, 2011 and Dec. 29, 2012 by producers Martin Smith and Jim Gilmore.

Rodgin Cohen

Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP

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