Monday, October 4, 2010

"Which Wall Street Officials Had Rahm Emanuel’s Ear?"

From the WSJ's Deal Journal:
Rahm Emanuel, the departing White House chief of staff and possible future mayor of Chicago, was courted by a litany of Wall Street officials and business leaders since he swept into power with President Obama.

Deal Journal pulled together a select list of executives who appeared on a White House log of Emanuel’s visitors in the last year, according to a compilation by the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation. Some of Emanuel’s recent guests, such as Comcast executive vice president David L. Cohen, had pending mergers running through Washington.

Others, like Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, still had plenty of reason to bend the White House’s ear. Mortimer Zuckerman, owner of the New York Daily News, showed up on Emanuel’s calendar three times in two months. Still other names were just weird. Movie director Judd Apatow?

(Read a PDF of the full visitors log, collected from White House disclosures by the Sunlight Foundation.)

Roger C. Altman: founder and chairman of Evercore Partners
Gerard J. Arpey and William K. Ris: CEO and senior vice president of government affairs for AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines
Brian T. Moynihan: Bank of America CEO
Jamie Dimon: JPMorgan CEO
See also:
"Rahm Emanuel and Magnetar Capital: The Definition of Compromised"