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Esta Eiger Stecher

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


After earning her law degree at Columbia University, Esta began her career as an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell, becoming partner in 1990, and subsequently head of that firm’s Tax Group. In 1994, she joined Goldman Sachs and was named partner and head of its Tax Department. Esta became general counsel in 2000.

Esta is a member of the Management Committee and co-heads the global legal organization. She also co-chairs the Compensation Policy Committee and the Business Practices Committee, serves as chair of the Global Markets Institute and has senior oversight responsibility for the Tax Department.

Esta is a trustee of Columbia University and a member of the Dean’s Council of Columbia Law School, the board of the  Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty and the Anti-Defamation League’s New York Regional Board.

Esta earned her BA from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and her law degree in 1982 from Columbia Law School.

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