In the 21st century, no financier has faced as much public scrutiny as Mike Milken, yet to many, he remains a mystery—until now.
In 1986, the investigation into Milken, the innovative financier and head of Drexel Burnham Lambert’s High Yield and Convertible Securities Department, shocked the world. Yet the media told Milken’s story with no firsthand knowledge of the man himself or his business, the government investigative methods, the emotional toll his imprisonment took on him and his family members, and ultimately, his remarkable triumph over it all—even in the face of a terminal cancer diagnosis.
We will have the unique opportunity to hear the untold side of Milken’s story during a virtual fireside chat with Richard Sandler, a close confidant, childhood friend, and personal lawyer who has been with Milken and his family every step of the way. This frank and personal conversation will focus on Sandler’s recently released book: Witness to the Prosecution: The Myth of Michael Milken.
It also will explore what we can learn about the criminal justice system from the Milken story, and what insights that can provide on potential prosecution and defense strategies in the Sam Bankman-Fried trial.
Please join us in what is sure to be a fascinating discussion with Sandler about Milken as a person, the criminal investigation, Milken’s strength in the face of adversity, and his amazing comeback.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, and students.