In-House Counsel

How Much Does Google's GC Earn?


David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, earned a salary of $250,000 in 2006, according to the company’s proxy statement filed yesterday with the SEC.

But that’s just the start of his compensation package. Add in his bonus, option awards and “non-equity incentive plan compensation,” and he pulled down $2,461,163 in 2006.

But wait; there’s more. Mr. Drummond, who is a former partner at Silicon Valley’s Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati who incorporated Google, is sitting on more than 66,000 in unvested stock options, as of the end of 2006. He stands to gain $30 million from that stock, according to the filing.

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