David Drummond is in discussion with Katty Kay at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
David Drummond joined Google in 2002, initially as vice president of corporate development. Today as senior vice president and chief legal officer, he leads Google’s global teams for legal, government relations, corporate development (M&A and investment projects) and new business development (strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities).
David was first introduced to Google in 1998 as a partner in the corporate transactions group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, one of the nation’s leading law firms representing technology businesses. He served as Google’s first outside counsel and worked with Larry Page and Sergey Brin to incorporate the company and secure its initial rounds of financing. During his tenure at Wilson Sonsini, David worked with a wide variety of technology companies to help them manage complex transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.
David earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Santa Clara University and his JD from Stanford Law School.
Katty Kay is the Washington Correspondent for BBC World News America, a news program which goes out each weekday globally on BBC World News and on BBC America in the US.
She reports on American news and politics and spearheaded coverage on the 2008 Presidential Elections.