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DECEMBER

NPR's Diane Rehm Show-December 11th, 2013
Professor Greenberger helped listeners better understand the importance of the Volcker Rule and financial regulation during a live 
interview with Diane Rehm and other financial experts.

National Journal & The Atlantic-December 11th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article that appeared in both the National Journal and The Atlantic about background on the Volcker Rule.

Associated Press-December 10th, 2013
Several outlets published an Associated Press article including quotes from Professor Greenberger on the approval of the Volcker Rule, which bans banks from trading for their own profit.

NOVEMBER

National Journal-November 20th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in the National Journal article regarding JP Morgan and why Jamie Dimon is still CEO of the bank 
despite a $13 billion settlement with the Department of Justice.

Bloomberg-November 19th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article regarding Vitol and Shell's request that a federal judge prevent the CFTC from releasing documents related to a nationwide investigation of crude markets for possible manipulation.

The Detroit News-November 18th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article about fees that Barclays will receive for lending Detroit $350M which the city will use to pay UBS and Bank of America to unwind costly interest rate swaps.

OCTOBER

Bloomberg Businessweek--October 30th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in a piece discussing ongoing investigations by regulators across the globe into various large banks for 
alleged illegal activities ranging from interest rate rigging to processing loans for gangsters.

The Nation--October 23rd, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article detailing how some academics who serve as experts in commenting or testifying about 
regulations are actually paid by or affiliated with Wall Street, but do not disclose these relationships.

WYPR's Midday with Dan Rodricks--October 22nd, 2013
Professor Greenberger discusses the national debt including the importance of the good faith and credit of the United States and avoiding a default as Congress moves forward from the government shutdown.

National Journal--October 10th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the appointment of Janet Yellen to lead the Fed and her record of supporting 
financial regulation.

Australian Financial Review --October 4th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the failure of the US to seek criminal indictments against bankers for the financial crisis or continued instances of market manipulation such as the LIBOR scandal.

SEPTEMBER

Gulf Today--September 30th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is mentioned in an article discussing the need for reform of the credit rating agency system.

The Detroit News- September 23rd, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing bankruptcy court challenges to Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr's proposal to pay UBS and Bank of America $250 million to terminate an interest rate swap.

NPR--September 19th, 2013
Professor Greenberger speaks on NPR's All Things Considered regarding JPMorgan's recent settlement stemming from the London Whale losses and the continuing CFTC investigation into the case.

The National Journal--September 12th, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on Larry Summers' record of deregulating derivatives during Clinton Administration in an article 
reviewing many reasons why Summers should not be the next Federal Reserve chairman.

Mother Jones--September 12th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing Larry Summers' ties to Citigroup as a consultant, and how this relationship creates a potential conflict of interest should Summers become the next Fed Chair.

AUGUST

Associated Press--August 23rd, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the recent Nasdaq breakdown and the need to regulate these kinds of market 
failures, including in the area of high-frequency trading. Numerous news outlets picked up this story including NPR, ABC News, and the Boston Globe.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer--August 15th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing criticism of Larry Summers as a potential chairman of the Fed by Pacific Northwest Senators, including Senator Cantwell (D-WA), who calls upon Summers to "do a mea culpa" if he wants the job.

New York Times--August 13th, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments regarding Larry Summers' role in the deregulation of derivatives in the 1990s in an article that critiques Summers as a potential chairman to the Fed.

New York Times--August 13th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article comparing Larry Summers and Janet Yellen as potential chairman to the Fed, 
questioning the excuses Summers has given for the failure to regulate derivatives in the 1990s.

Wall Street Journal--August 12th, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments in an article discussing a government probe into Deutsche Börse's "Need to Know News," a 
service for traders that, as a media outlet, has received early access to government economic data such as the Labor Department's 
unemployment figures. This has raised fairness concerns, as the news outlet sends data high speed traders to trade based on information not readily available to the general public.

McClatchy Washington Bureau--August 7th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing how a law creating criteria for new credit rating agencies may have actually been written by a representative of one of the big three credit rating agencies. If true, this indicates that the criteria were intended to exclude potential competitors from registering as a new alternative for credit ratings.

Washington Post--August 4th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article questioning whether Larry Summers, if selected to head the Federal Reserve, would allow other agencies such as the CFTC to do their jobs and effectively monitor and regulate markets.

JULY

Long Island Press--July 31st, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in a piece discussing the LIBOR price-fixing scandal  and the future of financial markets that have 
remained largely unregulated despite the lingering effects of the 2008 economic crisis.

The New Media Journal--July 31st, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article about banks' speculation in commodity markets and JPMorgan's  settlement with FERC over allegations that the bank manipulated power markets.

Market Watch--July 26th, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments in an article discussing topics that will likely be discussed at upcoming Senate hearings regarding the slow implementation of Dodd-Frank.

Huffington Post--July 25th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article criticizing Larry Summers as a possible nominee to lead the Federal Reserve.

Law 360--July 25th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the possible short-term versus long-term implications for SAC Capital in light if the hedge fund's recent indictment for insider trading.

Connecticut Post--July 25th, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on the SEC's civil and criminal actions against SAC Capital and the possible implications of the case 
for the hedge fund and its owner, Stephen Cohen.

JUNE

NJ.com--June 13th, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments in an article discussing the CFTC's possible civil suit against Jon Corzine for the collapse of MF Global.

Compliance Week--June 13th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in a piece discussing HR 1256, a bill the House of Representatives recently passed which would 
significantly limit the extraterritorial reach of the CFTC and SEC's enforcement authority.

Reuters--June 5th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the CFTC's lawsuit against U.S. Bancorp alleging that U.S. Bancorp knowingly allowed Russell Wasendorf Sr. to misuse segregated account funds from futures commission merchant Peregrine.

MAY

Barron's--May 19th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing possible causes for the recent rise in the price of oil futures contracts.

Bloomberg Law--May 10th, 2013
Professor Greenberger appears on Bloomberg Law to discuss legislation recently proposed in the House that would seriously 
weaken Dodd-Frank's regulatory reforms.

Fox Business News--May 1st, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing high-frequency trading and CME Group's promise to shrink an 
information lag that allows high speed traders to gain an advantage by receiving data earlier than other market participants.

APRIL

Rolling Stone-April 25th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article regarding an investigation into whether a group of brokers at ICAP, a London-based 
firm and the world's largest brokerage of interest rate swaps, worked with large banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark for interest rate swaps.

Financial Advisor-April 9th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing a Canadian policy proposal to prohibit the use of some derivatives contracts in 
order to avoid investor tax obligations.

MARCH

NPR-March 15th, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted on NPR in a story discussing the recent Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report on 
JPMorgan's London Whale trades, which led to $6.2 billion in losses.

Washington Monthly-March/April, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the difficulties that the cost-benefit analysis approach recently used by the 
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down SEC rule making threatens independent regulatory agencies' ability to effectively 
implement Dodd-Frank.

FEBRUARY

Market Watch-February 19, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on how the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals frequently strikes down SEC and Dodd-Frank rules, in part because of an imbalance of power on the court due a Senate gridlock that has prevented any new appointees since 2006.

The Political Economy of Financial Regulation: Event at George 


Washington University Center for Law-February 8, 2013
Professor Greenberger discusses the future of financial regulation including legislative proposals for rolling back the protections of 
Dodd-Frank. Professor Greenberger's remarks begin at minute 58 of the linked video.

Christian Science Monitor-February 5, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the Justice Department's recent civil suit against credit rating agency S&P for 
contributing to the financial crisis by providing triple-A ratings to junk securities'.

JANUARY

CTV Business News Network-January 24, 2013
Professor Greenberger appears on Canada's Business News Network to discuss the SEC's approval of copper exchange traded 
funds.

Huffington Post-January 24, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on the nomination of Mary Jo White to chair the SEC.

Mother Jones -January/February, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the dangers of high-frequency, computerized trading and how such market 
practices could cause the next financial meltdown.

Huffington Post-January 16, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article that discusses five things President's must do in his second term for market reform.

NPR-January 15, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments that the OCC's regulatory action is a step in the right direction, but overall the penalties that banks pay for violating financial regulations are quite small.

Mother Jones-January 15, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on the OCC's recent regulatory action against JPMorgan Chase, noting that the weak regulatory 
response to over $6 billion in losses is reminiscent of regulators' behavior in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.

The Daily Beast-January 11, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments extensively on the role of the Treasury secretary in financial regulation in light of Obama's 
nomination of Jack Lew to the position.

Background Briefing with Ian Masters-January 10, 2013
Professor Greenberger discusses whether the selection of Jack Lew for Treasury secretary signals that  financial reform is not a priority in Obama's second term, and whether Lew is prepared to handle the problems associated with the continuation of systemic risk, including another financial crisis.

Huffington Post-January 9, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on Obama's appointment of Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geitner as Treasury secretary.

Bloomberg-January 7, 2013
Professor Greenberger comments on the SEC's selection of Geoffrey F. Aronow, a former director of the CFTC's Division of Enforcement as the agency's new General Counsel.

Kansas City Star-January 7, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article that details a recent Justice Department lawsuit against JPMorgan and the general lack of 
action by Justice's mortgage-fraud task force, particularly in pursuing criminal actions against those who caused the financial crisis.

Mother Jones -January/February, 2013
Professor Greenberger is quoted in an article discussing the dangers of high-frequency, computerized trading and how such market 
practices could cause the next financial meltdown.

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