Beverly O’Toole is the head of Goldman Sachs’ Corporate Governance Legal practice group, focusing on public company matters and securities disclosure issues and providing legal oversight for the firm’s corporate governance and corporate secretarial obligations. In late 2015, Beverly expanded her role to assume responsibility for overseeing and coordinating firm processes and practices with respect to reputational risk management and governance, with a particular emphasis on documentation. Beverly joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2007.
Prior to joining the firm, Beverly served as corporate counsel at Revlon, Inc. from 1996 to 2000 and prior to that was a corporate associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton from 1993 to 1996.
Beverly is a member of the Policy Advisory Committee and Securities Law Committee as well as a former member of the National Board of The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. She is also on the Advisory Committee of the Society’s New York Chapter and previously served a term as president. She is on the Advisory Board of the John L.Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and was previously president of the Shareholder Relations Society. Beverly has served on the NYSE Proxy Fee Advisory Committee, the NYSE Proxy Working Group and the NYSE Commission on Corporate Governance.
Beverly earned an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.