Financial Exposure: an author talk with Elise Bean


Falmouth Public Library invites you to Financial Exposure: an author talk with Elise Bean.  Ms. Bean will discuss her book Financial Exposure:  Carl Levin’s Senate investigations into finance and tax abuse on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 2: 00 – 3:30 PM at Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street.  Copies will be for sale, courtesy of Eight Cousins Books.  Registration is requested, but not required.  To register, please call the Reference Dept. at Falmouth Public Library, 508-457-2555 x 7, go online to falmouthpubliclibrary.org/register or stop by the reference desk.

For nearly 30 years beginning in 1985, Elise Bean worked as legal counsel to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) on the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.  In 2003, Senator Levin appointed her his staff director and chief counsel on the Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.  

During her tenure with Senator Levin, Ms. Bean handled a variety of complex investigations including matters involving money laundering, tax abuse, corruption, unfair credit card practices, health care fraud, abuses involving derivatives and structured finance, commodity speculation, and shell companies with hidden owners.  

In 2013 and 2011, the Washingtonian named her one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women.  In 2010, Ms. Bean was selected by the National Law Journal as one of Washington’s most influential women lawyers.

At a time when Congressional investigations have taken on added importance and urgency in American politics, this book offers readers a rare, insider’s portrait of the world of US Congressional oversight.  

Despite mounting levels of partisanship, dysfunction, and cynicism swirling through Congress during those years, this book describes how Congressional oversight investigations can be a powerful tool for uncovering facts, building bipartisan consensus, and fostering change, offering detailed case histories as proof. Grounded in fact, and written as only an insider could tell it, this book will be of interest to financial and tax practitioners, policymakers, academics, students, and the general public.
(Abridged from the publisher’s website  https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319943879#aboutAuthors)

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