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I know that because my father, Morris W. Gardner, worked for Lehman Brothers for half a century before retiring as comptroller in 1968. He often told my sister and me about the importance that Bobbie Lehman, as he was called by his friends, placed on the firm’s integrity. He would walk away from any potential deal — no matter how lucrative — if he felt that it reflected badly on Lehman Brothers.

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