Global Conference 2010
Independent Financial Journalist
John Carney is an independent financial journalist and the former Managing Editor of ClusterStock. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Sun, Page Six Magazine, The New York Post, Fortune and New York magazine and on blogs such as Gawker.com. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC and public radio′s "Marketplace." His writing often takes controversial positions on business topics. Carney has argued, for example, that failed banks should not be bailed out, that Lehman′s collapse was not a disaster and that insider trading should be legal. Before joining ClusterStock, he served as editor-in-chief of DealBreaker.com, a Wall Street online tabloid. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced corporate law at law firms such as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Latham & Watkins. He primarily represented banks, hedge funds and private equity firms.