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, 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. Since 2013, he has served as a trustee of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.
- The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. (2007). Winner, Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
- House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, (2009). The last days of Bear Stearns & Co. 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.
- Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World (2011). Examines the historical role and influence of Goldman Sachs.
- The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities (2014). The story of the Duke lacrosse case.
- Why Wall Street Matters (2017).
- Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short (2019). Portraits of Cohan's boarding school roommates at Andover: John F. Kennedy, Jr., Jack Berman, Will Daniel, and Harry Bull.
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.
- Search Results | City of Worcester, MA
- 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.
- "Four Friends". Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved 28 March 2019.