Author of 'Too Big to Fail' to Speak

February 04, 2010 Andrew Ross Sorkin

 Andrew Ross Sorkin to Discuss His Book Feb. 18

WHAT: New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin will discuss his book, Too Big to Fail, at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The event is sponsored by the school's Center for Financial Institutions, Policy, and Governance.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building,
Lohrfink Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

The program also will be available by webcast at

RSVP: Open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or

Andrew Ross Sorkin is The New York Times’ chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and a columnist, as well as an assistant editor of business and finance news, helping guide and shape the paper’s coverage. He also is the editor of DealBook, an online daily financial report he started in 2001. Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System — and Themselves is Sorkin’s first book.

Sorkin, who has appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and on PBS’ “Charlie Rose,” is a frequent guest host of CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” He won a Gerald Loeb Award, one of the highest honors in business journalism, in 2004 for breaking news. He also won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in both 2005 and 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2008 and 2009, Vanity Fair named him to its “Next Establishment” list. He also was named to the Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people on the nation’s boards of directors. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: he had not yet graduated from high school. He is a graduate of Cornell University.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit