Google mum or dad firm’s high lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct
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Google mum or dad firm’s high lawyer leaving…
By Amanda Robert
January 13, 2020, 9:39 am CST
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The chief authorized officer of Google’s mum or dad firm, Alphabet, who not too long ago got here beneath fireplace for his relationships with ladies who labored on the firm, introduced Friday that he’ll retire on the finish of the month.
David Drummond related his exit to the December departure of Google co-founders Larry Web page and Sergey Brin, writing in an e mail despatched to workers that “the corporate is getting into an thrilling new part, and I imagine that it’s additionally the best time for me to make approach for the following era of leaders.”
The New York Instances, Bloomberg, Washington Put up and CNN have protection.
Drummond joined Google in 2002 and have become its first normal counsel. He moved to Alphabet in 2015, after Google created the holding firm and have become one among its subsidiaries. He performed a key position in landmark selections, together with Google’s exit from China, and oversaw its acquisitions of Android and YouTube.
In August, former Google lawyer Jennifer Blakely wrote in an essay on Medium that she had a longtime affair with Drummond. Shortly after they’d a toddler collectively, she mentioned she was moved from the authorized division and deserted by Drummond.
Blakely additionally accused Drummond of getting extramarital affairs with different ladies on the firm, a declare that has been additional investigated by a regulation agency that Alphabet’s board employed to look at its dealing with of allegations of sexual misconduct by firm executives, in response to paperwork obtained by the New York Instances.
Drummond mentioned then he by no means began a relationship with “anybody else who was working at Google or Alphabet,” the New York Instances mentioned, however he not too long ago married one other girl from Google’s authorized division.
Hundreds of Google workers worldwide protested in November 2018 after former govt and Android creator Andy Rubin reportedly acquired a $90 million pay bundle, regardless of allegations of sexual harassment. Some shareholders have sued over funds to Rubin and different executives accused of getting inappropriate relationships with workers.
Alphabet spokesperson Jenn Kaiser informed the Washington Put up that Drummond is not going to obtain a pay bundle. He was paid $47.three million in complete compensation in 2018 and offered greater than $200 million price of Alphabet inventory prior to now 12 months, the Washington Put up additionally reviews.
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