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Dennis Berman

Managing Director in Financial Advisory, Lazard Ltd

Dennis K. Berman is a Managing Director in Financial Advisory at Lazard, Ltd. He was previously the Financial Editor for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, responsible for staff and coverage of finance and markets worldwide. Prior to his role as Financial Editor, Berman was Business Editor of The Wall Street Journal, where he ran staff and coverage of business around the globe. He also writes a column, "The Game," which covers the future of business.

Berman was previously deputy bureau chief for Money & Investing, helping oversee the Journal's financial coverage during the 2008-2009 financial crisis and rebuilding its presence on WSJ.com. Prior to that he was Global Deals Editor, responsible for leading the Journal's coverage of mergers, private equity, and bankruptcy.

For four years, Mr. Berman was the Journal's mergers and acquisitions reporter, breaking news on a series of large deals, including Bank of America's purchase of Merrill Lynch, AT&T's purchase of BellSouth,Sprint's purchase of Nextel, and Federated Department Stores' purchase of May Department Stores.

In 2007, he launched Deal Journal on WSJ.com, now one of the site's most popular destinations.

Mr. Berman began his career at Business Week Online and joined the Journal in 2001 as a telecom reporter and technology columnist. He covered the historic collapse and subsequent accounting scandals at companies including Lucent,Global Crossing and WorldCom.

Mr. Berman shares the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism, and the 2009 Loeb Award – business journalism's highest honor – for his coverage of the global financial crisis. He has been honored in "Best Newspaper Writing" published by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, is a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and is a Kentucky Colonel.