The Lehman collapse: Steve Davis’s view

Looking back on the Lehman crisis Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steve Davis says that the years of law firms providing students with guaranteed big salaries to pay off their student debts were as much a bubble as anything seen in the US housing market.

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