May 1, 2020

Peter Orszag

Dr. Peter Orszag, CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, discussed the current state of the economy, fiscal responsibility, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care policy. The conversation was moderated by Peter Q. Thompson, chair of Midwest Advisory at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC.

Never has so much been owed by so many to so few. It’s a kind of moment where the world hangs on a relatively small band of medical researchers to come through.

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Dr. Peter Orszag on being hopeful that a vaccine will end the COVID-19 pandemic.


Peter Orszag

CEO of Financial Advisory / Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

Peter R. Orszag is CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard Freres & Co LLC, leading the firm’s advisory businesses that serve companies and governments across the globe. Dr. Orszag previously served as the firm’s Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Co-Head of Healthcare. Before joining Lazard in May 2016, he was Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking and Chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group at Citigroup, Inc.


Peter Thompson

Chair of Midwest Advisory / Lazard Frères & Co. LLC

Peter Thompson is the Managing Director & Chairman, Lazard Freres & Co., Midwest Advisory. His primary focus is on market development and stakeholder strategy and he has 25+ year career as a financial services executive also provides depth to Lazard’s relevant investment banking industry groups. Additionally, leading Lazard’s Strategic Client Development initiative across North America. As one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory firms, Lazard operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America.