5 years after Lehman: Where are key players now?

A look back at bank execs and regulators that dominated the headlines during the 2008 financial crisis and what they've been up to since.

Ken Lewis

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2008: CEO, Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500)

Lewis served at the helm of Bank of America from 2001 to 2009. Bank of America took a government bailout, but it was also perceived to be a winner in the immediate Lehman-aftermath due to its purchase of Merrill Lynch. Still, Lewis's main legacy is for spending too much on acquisitions, including Merrill and mortgage lender Countrywide. The Countrywide deal has left Bank of America with a litany of lawsuits to fight.

Lewis took home $34 million in 2007 and 2008.

Now: Retired

Since retiring from Bank of America in late 2009 shortly after angry shareholders voted to take away his chairman title, Lewis has largely stayed on the sidelines. Recently, he joined the board of a movie production company that is attempting to make BofA's hometown of Charlotte, N.C. a movie hub.

  @maureenmfarrell - Last updated September 17 2013 02:37 PM ET
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5 years after the financial crisis
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Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, life seems mostly back to normal -- which is one reason some fear it could all happen again.

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