Jordan Belfort shot to notoriety with the release of the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street.

Convicted in 1999 of securities fraud and money laundering, he served 22 months in jail and was ordered to pay restitution for his crimes. Thane Rosenbaum leads a discussion with Belfort, former Asst. U.S. Attorney Daniel Alonso and CNBC’s “Closing Bell” co-anchor Kelly Evans about the law, business and culture of Wall Street and what happens—or should happen—when laws governing the public market for securities are violated.

Application for New York State CLE accreditation of this program is currently pending.


Brief Bios

Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist and Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law, the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction along with essays in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Huffington Post and the Daily Beast, among other publications. He also directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society (

Daniel R. Alonso is Managing Director and General Counsel at Exiger LLC, where he works on integrity monitorships and internal investigations, and advises clients on solutions related to anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, governance, risk and compliance.


The Trials & Error series focuses on high profile trials that captured the public’s imagination and exposed the human drama of cases that were tried not just in the courtroom, but also in the media and the court of public opinion. The series is produced by former longtime Assistant Manhattan District Attorney, Joel Seidemann.

Co-produced with the Forum on Law, Culture & Society.

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  • The Real Wolf of Wall Street

    Original Air Date: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

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