Press

We work with news organizations in several different ways: As a source for simple projects or deadline articles, or, for more involved research, as a freelance researcher and reporter. Below are some recent articles that cite our work.

The Wall Street Journal

    • Lucrative Consulting Fees Reach Bigger Set, Monday, November 19, 2012
      Using a combination of proprietary data from footnoted.com and a standalone analysis of several hundred filings going back more than a decade, we showed that companies have increasingly awarded consulting contracts to other retiring executives even as contracts for retiring CEOs have lagged. We also showed that few agreements set minimum workloads for these retirement consulting agreements, while many cap the amount of work executives must do.

The New York Times & DealBook

    • JPMorgan Works to Avert Split of Chief and Chairman Roles, Friday, April 5, 2013
      As JPMorgan fought efforts to split the company's chairman and CEO roles, I helped DealBook analyze data from Fund Votes, showing how major mutual-fund companies had shifted on the question at JPMorgan over the years.
    • Partners’ Stake in Goldman Sachs Rises, Thursday, December 12, 2012
      In early 2011, I concluded he was able to use little-noticed public filings to identify every member of Goldman Sachs' exclusive inside circle, the so-called partners who run the firm. Although the company regularly announces new partners, it is secretive about who's in it at any given time. While still at footnoted, I worked with DealBook reporter Susanne Craig on her initial piece exploring the partnership. This is the most follow-up, citing my work analyzing the latest details. 

    • Citigroup’s Chief Resigns in Surprise Step, Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    • Pandit, a Low-Paid C.E.O. Among Wall Street Peers, Tuesday, October 16, 2012
      When Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit left suddenly, we analyzed his compensation arrangements to establish that the company had guaranteed him little in the way of severance, no matter whether he quit or was fired. We also cautioned, of course, that ad-hoc arrangements are common for departing CEOs even where companies aren't technically on the hook for one.