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David Drummond. (Photo: Antonio Heredia/Bloomberg.)

The poo-bahs of Alphabet Inc.—the parent company of your favorite search engine Google—must adore David Drummond like a favorite son. How else to explain the extraordinary coddling he seems to enjoy, despite all the mess he’s made at the company?

Vivia ChenAs you’ve probably heard, Drummond is exiting from his role as the company’s chief legal officer at the end of the month. That was hardly surprising, given his alleged “Mad Men” antics during his tenure.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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