Fran R. Bermanzohn '78

fran Bermanzohn '78

Retired, Deputy General Counsel
of Goldman Sachs
Elected September 2018 

Prior to her retirement, Fran Bermanzohn '78 was the Deputy General Counsel of Goldman Sachs, where she was responsible for all of the firm's trading, investment banking and merchants and commercial banking businesses. She served on numerous firmwide committees, including the Capital Committee, which oversaw global underwriting commitments; the Investment Policy Committee, which supervised balance sheet investments; and the Partnership Committee, which is involved in leadership development and partner selection. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1992, was named a Managing Director in 1998 and a Partner in 2002.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Bermanzohn was the senior vice president and general counsel of the Public Securities Association, the trade association representing firms across the global fixed-income markets. She also worked at Webster & Sheffield and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, law firms in New York and Boston, respectively, where she specialized in structured credit transactions.

Bermanzohn currently serves on the Boards of Trustees for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and DreamYard. She is a former Trustee at Berklee College of Music and has served on Oxfam's Board of Directors. She also served as a Brandeis Trustee from 2011 to 2014.

Bermanzohn earned a B.A. from Brandeis University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.