Kathryn Ruemmler

Kathryn Ruemmler is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. She serves on the Management Committee and is Chair of the Firmwide Conduct Committee. Ms. Ruemmler is also Co-Vice Chair of the Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee and a member of the Firmwide Enterprise Risk Committee. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2020 as a Partner.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ruemmler was a Litigation Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP where she was Global Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. Previously, she served as counsel to President Barack H. Obama and was his longest-serving White House Counsel. She also served in the Department of Justice, including as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, Deputy Director of the Enron Task Force, and Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ruemmler served as Associate Counsel to President William J. Clinton. She began her career as a law clerk to Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Ms. Ruemmler is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute.