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Goldman Lands Former Obama Counsel as Regulatory Affairs Head

April 6, 2020, 9:09 PM

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has recruited former Obama White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler to help it navigate regulatory waters.

Ruemmler, global chair of the white-collar defense and investigations practice at Latham & Watkins in Washington, will leave private practice later this month to join the financial services giant as its new global head of regulatory affairs. Ruemmler, 48, will also become a member of Goldman’s management committee.

Ruemmler didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about her decision to leave Latham for Goldman .

She initially joined Latham’s litigation group as a partner in 2007 after spending a ...