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Former vice president at Lehman Brothers to speak at W&L on May 14

Larry McDonald, a vice president at Lehman Brothers in the years leading up to its collapse, will give a talk, “21st Century Wall Street: Is It Different This Time?” at 5 p.m. on Thurs., May 14 in Huntley Hall 327 on Washington and Lee University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The author of A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers, McDonald is a sought after speaker for his insights into the 2008 Wall Street crash and how we might manage risk to avoid a repeat. He joined Lehman Brothers in 2004 and was an early voice warning others about the sub-prime mortgage crises. He is a frequent guest on news outlets like CNBC and Bloomberg TV.