Co-Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper, former Vice-Chairman of AIG, and former General Counsel of MCI/WorldCom, Sears, and Fannie Mae
Anastasia D. Kelly is the former Vice Chairman of American International Group (AIG), a role she held until the end of 2009. In this role, she was responsible for the global legal, compliance and regulatory functions, government relations, communications, corporate affairs and human resources. Ms. Kelly joined AIG in September, 2006 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer. She assumed her additional responsibilities in January, 2009. Prior to AIG, Ms. Kelly was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MCI/WorldCom, where she served as the Chief Legal Officer in the restructuring of the company from 2003 until its acquisition by Verizon in 2006.
Prior to MCI, Ms. Kelly was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sears, Roebuck and Co. While at Sears, Ms. Kelly restructured the legal and compliance teams in the wake of the company’s compliance issues in one of its division. Before her tenure at Sears, Ms. Kelly served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Fannie Mae. At Fannie Mae she centralized the company’s legal and compliance function and upgraded the talent across Fannie Mae’s five offices nationwide. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Ms. Kelly was a partner and associate with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale) where her practice spanned several areas of law, including regulation of financial institutions and securities firms, corporate and securities and intellectual property. Ms. Kelly was also associated with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, of Dallas, where her practice encompassed general and business litigation.
Ms. Kelly received her law degree magna cum laude from George Washington University, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the George Washington Law Review, and her undergraduate degree cum laude from Trinity University in Washington, DC. She serves as a director of O-I, the world’s largest manufacturer of glass packaging, where she chairs the Risk Committee and Huntington Ingalls Industries, builder of more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder, where she Chairs the Governance and Policy Committee.
Ms. Kelly is on the Advisory Board of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. She is a Director and past Co-Chair of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee (WLC), past Chair of Equal Justice Works, and a Director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and a Director of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).