William D. CohanSpecial Correspondent, Vanity Fair
William D.Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and, The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.,the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His book, The Price of Silence, about the Duke lacrosse scandal was published in April 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller. His new book,Why Wall Street Matters, was published by Random House in February 2017. He is completing the writing of Four Friends, a book about what happened to four friends of his from high school to be published by Flatiron Press, a division of Macmillan Publishers.