Coleman Cowan is an intern at BusinessWeek. He holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a member of the inaugural class of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. In addition to BusinessWeek, he has written for The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, and the Albany Times-Union. Prior to becoming a journalist, Cowan was a lawyer and was selected by his peers as one of North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in litigation. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University's School of Law and the University of North Carolina.