William D. Cohan
William David Cohan
|Born||February 20, 1960|
|Residence||New York City|
|Alma mater||Duke University|
Columbia School of Journalism
Columbia University Graduate School of Business
mergers and acquisitions
|The Price of Silence (2014) |
Money and Power (2011)
House of Cards (2009)
The Last Tycoons (2007)
|Partner(s)||Deborah Gail Futter|
|Relatives||Peter Cohan, brother|
|Awards||2007 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for The Last Tycoons|
William David Cohan is an American business writer. He was an investigative reporter for the Raleigh Times. He then worked on Wall Street for seventeen years as a mergers and acquisitions banker. He spent six years at Lazard Frères in New York, then Merrill Lynch & Co., and later became a managing director at JP Morgan Chase. He also worked for two years at GE Capital. Cohan is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism, and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
In 2007, he published The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., about Lazard Frères. It won the 2007 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
His book House of Cards, describing the last days of Bear Stearns & Co., was published in March 2009. In a talk about the book at Cal State Long Beach, Cohan said he felt it was his mission to get a response to questions left unanswered by Wall Street CEOs. 
His 2011 book, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, examines the historical role and influence of Goldman Sachs. 
His book, The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities, about the story of the Duke lacrosse case, was published in April, 2014 by Scribner. 
In 1991 he married editor Deborah Gail Futter in a Jewish ceremony.
He has two sons, Theodore (alias Teddy) and Quentin, both of whom matriculated to Williams College.
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- Ms. Futter Weds William D. Cohan - The New York Times
- Rutten, Tim (March 6, 2009). "'House of Cards' by William D. Cohan". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
- Rider, Tiffany (November 23, 2009). "Former banker examines US financial meltdown; Cohan says his mission is to get a response to questions left unanswered by Wall Street CEOs". Daily 49er. LIX (177). www.daily49er.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
- "Long on chutzpah, short on friends; Goldman Sachs". The Economist [US]. 16 April 2011. p. 88(US). Retrieved 2012-03-04.
- "The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities". Scribner. Retrieved 20 May 2014.