Barrett leaves Bloomberg Businessweek for NYU
Paul Barrett, the special projects editor and a feature writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, has left the magazine.
Barrett is now the deputy director at New York University’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.
He worked at Bloomberg for the last 12 years. He was also assistant managing editor for investigative projects at the magazine before it was acquired by Bloomberg.
Before BusinessWeek, Barrett reported and edited for The Wall Street Journal from 1987 to 2005, with stints as a reporter in Philadelphia, New York and Washington. He has been U.S. Supreme Court correspondent, deputy legal editor and, from 2000 to 2005, a leading editor of Page One stories.
Three of his own articles have been nominated by the newspaper for the Pulitzer Prize, and his 2003 piece on immigrant Muslim students in the U.S. won a 2004 Missouri School of Journalism Lifestyle Award.
Barrett is also the author of “Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest And the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win.”
He has a bachelor’s degree in American history and a law degree, both from Harvard University.