Yes, but don’t tell this guy quoted in the Washington Post:

“You got to give Goldman credit for getting in front of it,” said Robert A. Profusek, a partner at the law firm Jones Day who deals with executive compensation. “I just hope people don’t conclude that what’s good for Goldman is good for everyone else. ”

Bloomberg also does a pretty good job. (ADDING: And I missed this Bloomberg piece, which is also good.)

This story got big play in the big papers. Let’s hope those form 4 SEC filings coming out detailing the millions and tens of millions these guys get will be a bigger story.


Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.