As Google seeks to “make the world’s information universally accessible and useful” where does it draw limits around free expression? And how does Google respect its users’ privacy while complying with government demands for information?
These are the sorts of legal issues that take up David Drummond’s time.
He joined Google in 2002, initially as vice president of corporate development. Today as senior vice president and the company’s chief legal officer, Drummond leads Google's global teams for legal, communications, government relations, corporate development, and new business development.
Drummond was first introduced to Google in 1998 as a partner in the corporate transactions group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & 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. This evening is co-sponsored by Santa Clara Law and the law firm Littler Mendelson. Read more