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David N. Lawrence

Goldman Sachs
Managing Director, Associate General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

David Lawrence is a Managing Director and an Associate General Counsel. He is the global head of the Business Intelligence Group, which is comprised of a number of attorneys, former government and regulatory officials, and analysts located in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. The group has global responsibility for a wide range of regulatory and due diligence matters. In this capacity, David provides coverage for the Investment Banking, Fixed Income, Merchant Banking, Equities and Asset Management divisions.

David serves on the firm's Commitments, Capital, Credit Markets, Diverse Business Engagement, and Private Equities Group Committees, and regularly advises a number of the firm's investment committees. He is also an observer of the Middle Market Loan Committee for Goldman Sachs Bank USA and serves as senior advisor to the Legal, Global Compliance, and Internal Audit (LCA) Black Network. David joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and was named managing director in 1999.

Prior to joining the firm, David was an assistant United States attorney for the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York for approximately ten years. During his tenure, he served as the deputy chief of the Criminal Division and chief of the Public Corruption and General Crimes Units.

David serves on the Board of Directors of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

David helped establish Regulatory Data Corp (RDC) - a data and technology risk-management company, focused on corporate compliance and reporting solutions to such issues as money laundering, fraud, government corruption and terrorism financing.

David earned a JD from New York University in 1980 and a BA, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1975.


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