The 2012 Joe and Peggy Maher Leadership Forum

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a columnist and the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times. Co-host of CNBC's Squawk Box, he also is the founding editor and current editor-at-large of DealBook, an online daily financial report published by The Times, and an assistant editor of business and finance news, helping to guide and shape the paper's coverage. Over the years, Mr. Sorkin has broken news of many major mergers and acquisitions in the pages of The Times, including Chase's acquisition of J.P. Morgan and Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq. He led The Times' coverage of Vodafone's $183 billion hostile bid for Mannesmann, resulting in the world's largest takeover ever.

A leading voice about Wall Street and corporate America, Mr. Sorkin is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs as well as a lecturer at universities across the country. He has appeared on The Today Show, Charlie Rose, Meet the Press, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Talk of the Nation, and many others.

His national best-seller, Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System -- and Themselves, was released in October of 2009.

Mr. Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: he hadn't yet graduated from high school.

He won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2004 for breaking the news of IBM's historic sale of its PC business to Lenovo. He was a finalist in the commentary category for his DealBook column. He won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in 2005 and again in 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader.

October 25, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Molloy College

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