David Rusoff

Chief Legal Officer


David T. Rusoff is the Chief Legal Officer for Citadel Securities, responsible for the firm’s legal, compliance and internal audit functions globally.

Prior to joining Citadel Securities in December 2023, David was a partner at Goldman Sachs, most recently serving as global general counsel to the Global Banking and Markets Division. There, he also served as legal counsel to many firm-wide and divisional committees and steering groups over the years, including Technology Risk, Automated Trading Controls, Artificial Intelligence, Firmwide Digital Assets, Capital Policy and Procedures Oversight, Market Risk, Client and Business Standards, New Products and Operational Risk and Resilience.

Over his 23-plus years at Goldman Sachs, David held various leadership positions in the Legal Division of progressively increasing responsibility, including serving as global general counsel to the Securities Division, Head of Sales and Trading Legal, Co-Head of Equities Legal, and Co-Chair of the Legal Division People Development Committee.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, David was a partner in the law firm of Foley & Lardner, in Chicago, where he spent almost 10 years as a member of the financial services practice group.

Throughout his career he has also been involved with numerous financial services industry organizations, including having served as Chair of the SIFMA General Counsel’s Committee.

David earned a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D., with highest honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where he was Order of the Coif and a recipient of the Charles Glover Award, the Jennie Hassler Walburn Award and the West Publishing Award.