August 17, 2007 Jonathan Knee To Provide Inside Look at Investment Banking on Sept. 17

Press Contact: Donna Urschel (202) 707-1639
Public Contact: Science, Technology and Business Division (202) 707-5664

A behind-the-scenes look at Wall Street and the world of investment banking will be the focus of a lecture at the Library of Congress by Jonathan Knee, author of “The Accidental Investment Banker.” Knee will speak at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division. Knee, who worked as an investment banker from 1994 to 2003, will discuss the dramatic transformation of investment banking in the 1990s – the structural changes in the industry that were accelerated by the Internet boom and bust. “The Accidental Investment Banker,” originally published by Oxford University Press, was recently released as a Random House Trade Paperback. The hardcover edition was a Business Week best seller in 2006. Knee is a senior managing director at Evercore Partners, an advisory and investment firm, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Earlier, Knee was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. He has also served as director of international affairs at United Airlines and as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University. A graduate of Boston University, Knee earned a master’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin, an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a law degree from Yale University. The Library of Congress maintains one of the largest and most diverse collections of scientific and technical information in the world. The Science, Technology and Business Division provides reference and bibliographic services and develops the general collections of the Library in all areas of science, technology, business and economics, with the exception of clinical medicine and technical agriculture, which are the subject specialties of the National Library of Medicine and the National Agricultural Library. For more information, visit


PR 07-164
ISSN 0731-3527