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John R. Vitha

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

John Vitha is a Managing Director in the Legal Department of Goldman Sachs where he co-manages the Derivatives team in New York and advises the firm’s structured products businesses globally. He is counsel to and a member of a number of firmwide approval committees.

Previously, John was a member of the Risk Markets Group in Goldman’s Investment Banking Division where he marketed and executed catastrophe securitizations. John joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named managing director in 2008.

Prior to joining the firm, John was an associate at the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, where he advised on derivative products as well as corporate and securities law matters.

John earned a BA from Franklin & Marshall College in 1985 and a JD from Brooklyn Law School in 1991.


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