Bill Isaac, Author of Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America, to Speak Feb. 7

February 02, 2011

Chairman of LECG Global Financial Services and Former FDIC Chairman to Deliver Remarks at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business

William Isaac, chairman of LECG Global Financial Services, former FDIC chairman (1978-85), and author of Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America, will speak at the Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The event is open to the public.
The Distinguished Leaders Series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished leaders who share their unique experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students.
Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building
Fisher Colloquium
Washington, D.C.
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Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or
William Isaac is chairman of LECG’s global financial services. Prior to his position at LECG, he founded Secura Group, a consultancy providing regulatory counseling, risk management, strategic studies, expert testimony, and management consulting to financial institutions, law firms, and governments. He became chairman of LECG’s global financial services when Secura was acquired by LECG in 2007. Prior to forming Secura, Isaac headed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the banking crisis of the 1980s, serving under Presidents Carter and Reagan from 1978 to 1985. He also served as chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp.
In June 2010, Isaac released “Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America,” a book which provides an inside account of the banking and S&L crises of the 1980s and compares that period to the financial crisis of 2008. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, American Banker, and Forbes. He also appears regularly on television and radio programs including CNBC and has testified before Congress.
Isaac earned a JD, summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University.
The remaining events in the spring series include:
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 4:15 p.m., Fisher Colloquium: J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr., president, Coca-Cola North America (RSVP at
  • Monday, April 11, 4:30 p.m., Lohrfink Auditorium: Business of Sports Panel with Woody Johnson, owner of the NFL’s New York Jets; Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, as well as CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment; Sheila Johnson, managing partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and CEO of Salamander Hospitality; and Edward Cohen, one of the principal owners of the MLB’s Washington Nationals; moderated by George Daly, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business (RSVP at
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