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Eliot Spitzer

Former democratic New York State Attorney General and Governor Eliot Spitzer hosts In the Arena on CNN (M-F, 8pmET) along with E.D. Hill, Will Cain and other contributors, guests and newsmakers. The nightly talk show is a spirited ensemble program that engages in dynamic debate on the sharpest issues, including American politics, with various guests from different schools of thought.

Spitzer, a legendary prosecutor, is frequently referred to as the “Sheriff of Wall Street,” having prosecuted abuses among major Wall Street firms as well as numerous other industries, both as a young lawyer and as New York State Attorney General. As Attorney General from 1998 to 2006, Spitzer led several high-profile cases battling corruption throughout the financial services sector and led groundbreaking cases in the areas of environmental protection and civil rights enforcement. As Governor, Spitzer restructured New York’s system of education finance, began the process of fundamental health care reform and focused economic development on New York’s upstate economy.

Spitzer was born and raised in the Bronx and is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, Spitzer clerked for Federal District Judge Robert W. Sweet; was an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, where he prosecuted organized crime and political corruption cases; and worked at several prominent private law firms. Spitzer is also a contributor to Slate.com.

 

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