As the former attorney general and later governor of New York, Spitzer prosecuted some of the most notorious white-collar crime and securities fraud on Wall Street. He now questions whether we have what it takes to regulate and reform the banking industry.
Does "too big to fail" mean too big? Without successful financial regulatory reform, are we just waiting for the next economic meltdown? Spitzer will examine whether the Obama administration is up to the task or whether taxpayers may be on the hook for the next crisis.
Mary Cranston is Senior Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Commonwealth Club Board of Governors.
Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, politician and the former Governor of New York. Spitzer was elected governor in the November 2006 election.
He is the former New York State Attorney General, a member of the Democratic Party, and is married to Silda Wall Spitzer, the founder and chair of Children for Children, a non-profit organization.