“Cooking the Books”


After a March 2010 report showed potential criminal conduct at the global financial services firm Lehman Brothers, which declared bankruptcy in 2008, Kaufman called for a restoration of the rule of law on Wall Street. Throughout the remainder of his term, Kaufman continued to speak out against the malfeasance and fraud that toppled companies like Lehman and Washington Mutual and supported measures to strengthen protections for whistleblowers who expose financial fraud.