Tales From Lehman’s Crypt


By LOUISE STORY and LANDON THOMAS Jr.
New York Times
September 12, 2009



From left, Tina Fineberg for The New York Times; Rick Scibelli Jr. for The New York Times; Michael Falco for The New York Times

Leslee Gelber has been at loose ends since losing her job. Ken Linton, center, was ousted before the firm collapsed, and he began shorting its stock. Tom Ollquist, right, sold packages of mortgages and other financial products for Lehman Brothers.

TOM OLLQUIST remembers Sept. 9, 2008 — the day Lehman Brothers laid him off — as if it were yesterday. “You’re not going to believe it,