We interview Jonathan Macey, who is Yale University's Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law. Jonathan has authored several books on corporations and the law, and joins The Motley Fool to talk about his most recent work, The Death of Corporate Reputation.

Goldman Sachs' (NYSE:GS) attitude in the lawsuit following the financial crisis may have sounded shocking to some, but is it surprising in today's economic reality? In this video segment, Jonathan explains how the importance of reputation in the brokerage business model has changed over time. The full version of the interview can be found here.

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