David Carl Drummond
March 6, 1963
|Alma mater||Santa Clara University|
Stanford Law School
|Occupation||Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer for Alphabet Inc.|
David Carl Drummond is an American businessman and conglomerate executive. He currently serves as Senior Vice President (SVP) of corporate development and Chief Legal Officer (CLO) for Alphabet Inc., and formerly its subsidiary, Google.
His first time working with Google was in 1998 as a partner at leading technology law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's corporate transactions group; he was Google's first outside counsel. He joined Google in 2002. Drummond earned a bachelor's degree in history from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.
Drummond has a son born in 2007 during an affair with Jennifer Blakely, at the time a fellow Googler in the department he oversaw. Drummond was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2005 with causing Google to violate securities law because he failed to advise the company's board that the company was required to register $80 million in stock options used as compensation for employees. The SEC said in its press release, "By deciding Google could escape its disclosure requirements, and failing to inform the Board of the legal risks of his determination, Drummond caused the company to run afoul of the federal securities laws."
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