Eliot Spitzer was attended Harvard Law School and managed to work his way up in the Manhattan Attorney’s office. Spitzer was elected New York Attorney General in 1998. He is well-known for his uncompromising ethics and indisputable efficiency.
Later, in 2006, he was elected governor. However, he found himself involved in a scandal in 2008 when the press revealed that he made frequent use of an escort service. He resigned from office.
In 2002 he won a tremendous victory when he uncovered emails revealing that Merrill Lynch was riddled with financial conflicts of interest that affected its advice to customers. Merrill Lynch settled out of court for $100 million.