Gentlemen, ladies, please take your seats.
It is time for DealBook’s annual “Closing Dinner,” where we toast — and more important, roast — the deal makers of 2012 (and some of the still-hammering-out-the-fiscal-cliff-deal makers).
This year’s dinner is in Washington so that some of esteemed attendees can run back for negotiations.
We have a number of Wall Street deal makers at the front table: Jamie Dimon,Lloyd C. Blankfein and Warren E. Buffett. They may have an easier time negotiating than some of our elected officials because, as Mr. Buffett likes to say, “My idea of a group decision is to look in th