Mr. Dimon Goes to Washington

For the last several years, JPMorgan Chase has been fending off, fighting, and settling a slew of expensive legal and regulatory investigations. And that has left CEO Jamie Dimon eager to get the crisis-era woes behind him. To that end, Dimon has trekked to Washington to get personally involved in the latest potential deal—this one to settle investigations relating to mortgage practices in the credit-boom years. Amid reports that the government may be seeking as much as $11 billion to settle, Dimon is meeting directly with Attorney General Eric Holder.