Today marks six years since US investment bank Lehman Brothers, a 158-year-old institution that survived the 1929 Wall Street crash, filed for bankruptcy protection and pulled everyone else down with it.
Thousands of employees the world over lost their jobs on 15 September, 2008.
However, many former Lehman bankers have been able to forge successful lives since 2008. While some continue working in finance, others run successful businesses.
Here's looking at what some former Lehman staffers are doing:
Adam Doran is a vice president in Pimco's London office and is responsible for servicing strategies relating to the firm's residential whole loan investment in Europe.
Adam Taylor, who runs petshopbowl.co.uk, a pet shop delivery subscription service, worked at Lehman's consumer mergers and acquisitions team.
Adam Toms is CEO of Instinet Europe. Toms served as global head of electronic trading at Nomura, which he joined following its purchase of Lehman Brothers' European assets. Instinet is the equities execution services arm of the Nomura Group.
Anil Stocker, co-founder of London-based MarketInvoice, an online funding platform for small and midsize businesses, worked in Lehman's private equity division.
Ben Springett, the head of electronic trading at Instinet, is a former Lehman sales trader who was part of the team that restarted electronic trading at Nomura.
Caroline White, who runs London-based fitness brand SukiShufu, worked at Lehman's fixed income division
David Crane, chief executive of US-based NRG Energy, was an investment banker with Lehman in Asia.
Francis Esem Wood is wealth manager Falcon Private Wealth's senior adviser for West Africa.
Jeff Mirmelstein, a Twitter sales executive, worked as an investment banker with Lehman.
Jennifer Duthie, co-founder of Blackpool-based Skribbies, a children's footwear brand, was a graduate recruit at Lehman.
Kaushik Amin, a veteran energy trader, runs SilverRange Financial Partners, a US merchant bank focused on energy and natural resources. Amin launched Lehman's commodities business.
Maureen Murphy, who runs London Doggies, a day centre for dogs, worked as an equity sales trader at Lehman.
Natalia Rogoff, co-founder of London-based The Seriously Italian Company, was part of Lehman's fixed income institutional sales team.
Shaun Bramham is responsible for managing Instinet's brokerage operations and business strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Bramham joined Nomura following its purchase of Lehman's Asian assets. At Lehman, he held senior operations roles in the fixed income and equities units in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Tom Humphrey now heads Deutsche Bank's corporate banking and securities divisions in North America. Prior to Deutsche, he worked at Barclays, which he joined after spending over two decades at Lehman.