Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2009 (Revised June 2010)

Goldman Sachs: A Bank for All Seasons (A)

by Lena G. Goldberg and Tiffany Lynne Obenchain


Facing the worldwide financial crisis, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein considered his options including whether his company could avoid a forced marriage and what steps Goldman Sachs should take to try to restore confidence in financial services companies.

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Financial Crisis; Commercial Banking; Investment Banking; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Crisis Management; Business Strategy; Banking Industry;


Goldberg, Lena G., and Tiffany Lynne Obenchain. "Goldman Sachs: A Bank for All Seasons (A)." Harvard Business School Case 310-055, December 2009. (Revised June 2010.)