Lawrence McDonald is a New York Times bestselling author, CNBC contributor, and Political Risk Expert. In 2009, he wrote the international bestseller A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, The Inside Story of The Collapse of Lehman Brothers which has since been translated into 12 languages, selling over 400,000 copies. He is also the creator of The Bear Traps Report, a weekly independent investment letter focusing on global political and systemic risk with actionable trade ideas. McDonald was featured in the Academy Award winning documentary, Inside Job, and National Geographic’s award winning documentary, The 2000’s. He is a regular contributor on Bloomberg TV and Radio, Forbes, CNBC and Fox Business.