Jesse Eisinger

New America Fellow

Jesse Eisinger was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. He is the author of The Chickenshit Club (Simon & Schuster, July 2017)—an inside reference to prosecutors who were too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs. He is a senior reporter at ProPublica. He writes a regular column for The New York Times’ Dealbook section. In April 2011, he shared 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, among other honors. He has a B.A. from Columbia College. 

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

We talked with the leaders of Abacus Federal Saving Bank, the only U.S bank to face criminal charges following the 2008 financial crisis.


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Jesse Eisinger Discusses "The Chickenshit Club" on CBS This Morning

Jesse Eisinger appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss his new book, The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Exe


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Charlie Rose on BTV 07/13/17 - Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica

Jesse Eisinger was interviewed on Charlie Rose to discuss his new book The Chickenshit Club.


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The Chickenshit Club

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, a blistering account of corporate greed and impunity.


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Exchange Podcast: Jesse Eisinger

Jesse Eisinger appeared on Reuters's Exchange podcast to discuss his new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Pros


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Too Big To Jail

A new book by Jesse Eisinger explains how the Justice Department failed to hold Wall Street accountable for the 2008 financial crisis.


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America’s Top Prosecutors Used to Go After Top Executives. What Changed?

James Kwak reviewed Jesse Eisinger's new book, The Chickenshit Club, for the New York Times.


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The Chickenshit Club by Jesse Eisinger — What Happened to the DoJ?

The Financial Times reviewed Jesse Eisinger's new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.


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Why Executives Don’t Go to Prison Anymore

Fortune reviewed Jesse Eisinger's new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.


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Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Jesse Eisinger wrote for ProPublica on Marc Kasowitz's role in the firing of Preet Bharara.


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Deutsche Bank Remains Trump’s Biggest Conflict of Interest Despite Settlements

Jesse Eisinger writes for ProPublica about Trump’s single biggest conflict of interest and the problem it poses for the Justice Department.


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Here’s Another Way Wells Fargo Took Advantage Of Customers

Jesse Eisinger writes for ProRepublica about Wells Fargo was blaming customers for its own delays and charging them extra fees on mortgages.