Five years later: What it was like when Lehman came tumbling down

Two employees of Christie's auction house maneuver the Lehman Brothers corporate logo on September 24, 2010 in London, England.

This week marks the five year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy -- what many consider to be the pivotal event that triggered the financial crisis of 2008.

David Ambinder was the senior vice president of global business support services at Lehman Brothers. After the company's bankruptcy, he left the financial sector behind and is now a Mr. Handyman franchise owner. He joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss what it was like when the company went bankrupt.

Click the audio player above to hear more. And click here to listen to the full interview, including a discussion about how Ambinder's life has changed since the 2008 financial crisis.

Lehman's Legacy: A Timeline Follow the key events before and after the Lehman Brothers collapse, and see how the financial crisis unfolded. Follow the timeline

About the author

David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio


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