You might not remember, but at one time, the mighty Google was just a fledgling start up. 1998 was the year, and Google had no money and was in a very tough competition with Yahoo, which was the dominant player in the search engine industry. Google had the technology, but didn’t have the cash to go to the next level. Back then Sergey Brin, and Larry Page, needed business advice and the financing to take their search engine project to the next level. Enter David C. Drummond. You may not know his name, but he was instrumental in the early development, incorporation, and navigation of the company from just a name. to the giant it is today.
David joined Google in 2002, initially as vice president of corporate development. Today as the 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 back 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.
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