Jessie Eisinger

Senior Reporter; Author of "The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives", ProPublica

Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica. He is the author of the forthcoming book from Simon & Schuster, “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.”

In April 2011, he and a colleague won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He won the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. He has also twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

He was a regular columnist for The New York Times’s Dealbook section. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The NewYorker.com, The Washington Post, The Baffler, The American Prospect and on NPR and “This American Life.” Before joining ProPublica, he was the Wall Street Editor of Conde Nast Portfolio and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, covering markets and finance.

Twitter – @eisingerj

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Chickenshit-Club-Department-Prosecute-Executives-ebook/dp/B06XBZFQR2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500502215&sr=1-1&refinements=p_27%3AJesse+Eisinger

Past Appearances

Knowledge @Wharton: November 17, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Durreen Shahnaz (Founder; Recipient of the Business for Peace Foundation 2017 Award, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)), Alex Posecznick (Anthropologist and Program Manager in Education, Culture, and Society, and International Education Development; Author of “Selling Hope and College: Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School”, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education), Matt Corson (Manager of Environmental Compliance and Stewardship, American Water Works Association (AWWA)), Julia Lurie (Reporter, Mother Jones), Steve Pincus (Bradford Durfee Professor of History; Author of “The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government”, Yale University), Jessie Eisinger (Senior Reporter; Author of “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives”, ProPublica), and Anita Gupta (Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Drexel College of Medicine) on the Friday, November 17, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, November 17, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: July 18, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Matt Corson (Manager of Environmental Compliance and Stewardship, American Water Works Association (AWWA)), Jeff Gramm (Manager; Adjunct Associate Professor; Author of “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism”, Bandera Partners; Columbia Business School), Jessie Eisinger (Senior Reporter; Author of “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives”, ProPublica), and Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University) on the Tuesday, July 18, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica. He is the author of the forthcoming book from Simon & Schuster, “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.” In April 2011, he and a colleague won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of storiesRead More

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