A Book Launch for Richard E. Farley’s Wall Street Wars


The other evening I attended the book launch of Richard E. Farley’s new book, Wall Street Wars: The Epic Battles with Washington That Created the Modern Financial System.  The launch was held at The Four Seasons Restaurant, 99 East 52nd Street.  The evening’s hosts at this event were Jeanne and Herb Siegel, Robert F. Kennedy and Matt Miller.  Attendees included Sharon Bush, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Anne Hearst, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Nicole Miller.

In addition, I had the lovely opportunity to speak with Arielle Lapiano, Senior Public Relations Manager at Paul Hastings and Reilly Starr who works with Arielle as PR Manager also at Paul Hastings LLP.  Paul Hastings LLP being the law firm where Richard E. Farley is presently partner.

Left: Arielle Lapiano, Senior Public Relations Manager Right:  Reilly Starr, PR Manager

Left: Arielle Lapiano, Senior Public Relations Manager Right: Reilly Starr, PR Manager

Yes, author Mr. Richard E. Farley is a partner in the leveraged finance group of the law firm Paul Hastings LLP in New York City. He is also a recognized expert in global high yield bond leveraged loan transactions and he is among an elite minority of lawyers who specialize in both “band” and bond financing.

Here are some of the generated book reviews as they can be found online:

“A thorough-and thoroughly entertaining-account of how our financial markets were first regulated. …A must-read for anyone who want so understand the unique relationship between Wall Street and Washington.”  William D. Cohan (journalist and author of The Last Tycoons, House of Cards, Money and Power, and The Price of Silence).

“A book which enlightens and entertains on a subject which as become as relevant as it was 80 years ago.”  Former Congressman Barney Frank.


“A compelling, amazingly colorful story about the great financial battles that shaped public life in the 1930’s and the financial institutions that both protect and imperil us now”  Jonathan Alter (author of The Center Holds).

So next time you’re at Barnes and Nobles, check out this extremely informative book and learn more about why and how our financial system works the way it does.

Knowledge IS power.




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