Although AIG reportedly is using Sullivan & Cromwell for representation with its government bailout, AIG's general counsel, Anastasia Kelly, also has some D.C. connections. She was both a former associate and a partner with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in its Washington office. It's unclear, however, whether that will have any influence on AIG's selection of outside counsel. Molly Nunes, a Wilmer spokesperson, could not immediately address if the firm was assisting AIG as outside counsel. (We’ll update as we learn more.)
AIG named Kelly executive vice president, general counsel, and senior regulatory and compliance officer in September 2006, according to a statement released by the company.
According to the statement, early in her career, Kelly served as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Fannie Mae. Before joining AIG, she worked as the chief legal officer with MCI/WorldCom from 2003 until 2006 when it merged with Verizon.
Kelly did not return a message left at her office for comment.