Richard E. Farley is a partner in the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York City and is chair of its leveraged finance group. He is the author of 'Wall Street Wars: The Epic Battles with Washington that Created the Modern Financial System,' (Regan Arts) and the soon to be published 'Paper Tiger: The Forgotten Wall Street Crisis.' His work appears often in Town & Country, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Financial Times, and The Hill. Mr. Farley’s opinions expressed herein are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of his firm or any of its clients (and certainly don’t necessarily reflect those of his wife). Twitter: @refarley.