Obama: Romney's Bain career fair game

Obama: Romney's Bain career fair game

CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said using Bain Capital to discuss Mitt Romney's credentials is not only fair game but key to his argument against his GOP rival.

Former auto czar takes on his former firm

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The New York firm founded by former White House auto czar Steve Rattner said it would defend itself against Rattner's claims that it owes him money.

Rattner settles SEC case for $6.2M

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said former auto czar Steve Rattner agreed pay $6.2 million to settle kickback charges against him.

Detroit group snubs former auto czar

DETROIT, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A business group in Detroit has canceled a speaking engagement by former White House auto industry liaison Steve Rattner due to his legal troubles.

SEC pursues sanctions for Rattner

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators are seeking to enjoin famed financier Steve Rattner from securities work due his role in a kickback scheme, sources told The New York Times.

GM ads called a distortion 'slightly'

CHICAGO, May 11 (UPI) -- Former White House automobile industry adviser Steve Rattner said a General Motors Co. advertisement was "slightly" a distortion of the facts.

State of GM, Chrysler 'shocked' officials

DETROIT, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. automotive task force chief Steve Rattner said the state of General Motors Co. and Chrysler last spring "shocked" government officials.

Rattner probe closes in on settlement

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- A two-year investigation involving former U.S. Treasury consultant Steve Rattner has reached discussion of a settlement, a source close to the case said.

White House keeping eye on auto suppliers

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A lead automotive industry adviser to the White House said the government was keeping a close eye on suppliers to the shaky U.S. auto industry.

GM, Chrysler requests may not be enough

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's chief liaison to distressed U.S. automakers said $21.6 billion in loans already requested may fall far short of the companies' needs.

Ford and UAW reach stock option agreement

DEARBORN, Mich., March 9 (UPI) -- Members of the United Auto Workers union voted to allow Dearborn, Mich. automaker Ford Motor Co. to use stocks to fund half a healthcare plan.

Steven Lawrence Rattner (born July 5, 1952) was an American financier and private equity investor who was one of four founding partners of the private investment firm Quadrangle Group, which invests in media and communications companies globally. On February 23, 2009, the Wall Street Journal announced that Rattner would be named to the Treasury Department as auto industry adviser. The New York Times reported that he would be lead advisor and leader of the industry group for Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Rattner is a major political fundraiser for Democrats and was (until July 2010) co-leader of the White House task force that restructured General Motors and Chrysler. Since then he has been "promoting his new book on the auto industry". Suits in New York have sought restitution and punishment against Rattner for his involvement in a pension related kickback scandal.

A graduate of Brown University, Rattner started his career as a reporter with The New York Times, first at the Washington bureau, where he became close friends with Times' ownership-family member Arthur Sulzberger, who also was at the time working as a reporter; and then at the London bureau. Subsequently, Rattner quit journalism and joined Morgan Stanley, where he founded its communications group.

In 1989, Rattner joined Lazard Freres as a general partner. He founded the partnership's media and communications Group. Rattner was involved in completing various deals for companies such as Viacom and Comcast. In 1997, he became Lazard's deputy chairman and deputy CEO, a new position.

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