Past Event

Eliot Spitzer: The Cataclysm of 2008-2009

Tue, Jan 26 2010 - 6:00pm

The Cataclysm of 2008-2009: Lessons Learned, or Lessons Ignored

This program is sold out

Eliot Spitzer, Former Governor and Attorney General, New York

Mary Cranston, Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Immediate Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors - Moderator

As the former attorney general and later governor of New York, Spitzer prosecuted some of the most notorious white-collar crime and securities fraud on Wall Street. He now questions whether we have what it takes to regulate and reform the banking industry. Does “too big to fail” mean too big? Without successful financial regulatory reform, are we just waiting for the next economic meltdown? Spitzer will examine whether the Obama administration is up to the task or whether taxpayers may be on the hook for the next crisis.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $18 non-members, $7 students. Premium (seating in first few rows) $30 members, $45 non-members

* If you have previously purchased general seating and would like to upgrade to premium seating, please call (415) 597-6705