Sallie Mae has been in the headlines a lot lately. Maybe that's why it didn't bother announcing that its top lawyer resigned last week. General counsel Robert Lavet stepped down Jan. 31 after 16 years at the student loan consolidator formally known as SLM Corp. Lavet's resignation came three days after Sallie Mae settled a suit against a buyout group that abandoned a $25.3 billion bid for the company. Both Lavet and a Sallie Mae spokesman say the GC's resignation had nothing to do with the settlement.
Sallie Mae's Top Lawyer Resigns -- Quietly
February 6, 2008