C. Annette Kelton

Associate General Counsel & Head of Equities, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Annette is an associate general counsel in the Legal Department and is head of the department’s Equities Sales and Trading Coverage Group. She advises Goldman Sachs and its affiliated US broker-dealers on a wide array of regulatory and legal issues relating to equities products and services. Annette joined Goldman Sachs in 1999 and was named managing director in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Annette worked with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she co-headed the Enforcement Program in the Philadelphia District Office. While at the SEC, she was responsible for oversight of a number of high profile federal securities law cases involving issues such as insider trading and market manipulation. During her tenure with the SEC, Annette also served as a legal assistant to SEC Commissioner Mary L. Schapiro. Prior to joining the SEC, Annette served as a federal clerk for the Honorable William F. Hall, Jr. in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Annette earned a BS in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management in 1981 and a JD from Howard University School of Law in 1984.