Here's How Lloyd Blankfein Completely Avoided Getting His Picture Taken While Walking Into Court Yesterday

Goldman Sachs’ chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, who is also a lawyer, seems to have a lot of experience in court.

He took the stand yesterday during the insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta, a former board member at the investment bank accused of allegedly passing secrets he learned to Raj Rajaratnam.  

However, we were surprised to learn that there were no photos of Blankfein arriving at the courthouse.

There were plenty of Paris Hilton getting out of a black SUV taken by photographers who were awaiting Blankfein’s arrival, but none of Goldman’s chief. 

The reason photographers failed to get a photo of Blankfein outside is because he was given permission to drive into the parking garage below the courthouse and enter through the basement,  according to the New York Times’ Dealbook.

Well played. 

Here’s the courtroom sketch of Blankfein on the stand.  Of course, cameras and phones are not permitted in the courtroom. 

Lloyd Blankfein

Photo: AP Images

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