Goldman Sachs’ First-Year Legal Chief Is Highest-Paid GC in New York

Goldman Sachs’ First-Year Legal Chief Is Highest-Paid GC in New York | New York Law Journal


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Kathy Ruemmler, partner with Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. May 10, 2017.


“I don’t remember the last time we had a female GC lead the compensation scale for the New York market,” said New York-based legal recruiter Katherine Loanzon.

September 26, 2022 at 12:20 PM

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Phillip Bantz

What You Need to Know

  • Goldman Sachs GC Kathryn Ruemmler earned $7.9M in total cash comp during her first year as legal chief.
  • Ruemmler is now the highest paid GC in New York and second highest paid GC in the country.
  • Fox Corp. GC Viet Dinh slipped to No. 2 on the new list of the top paid GCs in New York.

Step aside cash king. There’s a new cash queen in New York.  

Goldman Sachs legal chief Kathryn Ruemmler has dethroned Fox Corp. top lawyer Viet Dinh as the highest-paid general counsel in the Empire State. Not bad for her first year as the global investment bank and financial services company’s legal boss. 

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