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Lucy Fato

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Lucy Fato is Executive Vice President & General Counsel of AIG, with responsibility for overseeing the Global Legal, Compliance and Regulatory functions. Prior to joining AIG, Lucy was Managing Director, Head of the Americas & General Counsel of Nardello & Co., a global private investigative firm, where she remains on the Advisory Board.

Previously, Lucy was Executive Vice President & General Counsel of McGraw Hill Financial (now known as S&P Global). Prior to joining McGraw Hill Financial, Lucy was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Lucy began her legal career at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell where she spent fourteen years, including five as a partner in the capital markets group.

Lucy is a member of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board and a member of the Life Insurance Council of NY (LICONY) Board of Directors.

Lucy serves on the Board of Directors of Advocates for Children of New York, a non-profit organization that works on behalf of children who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure to ensure a high-quality education. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), a non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to maintain the park for the wellbeing of all New Yorkers.

In 2018, Lucy was included in NACD Directorship Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the boardroom community, including directors, corporate governance experts, regulators, and advisors. Lucy was recognized in 2017 as an “Outstanding Woman in the Legal Profession” by the New York County Lawyers Association. In 2015, she was RIPA’s business honoree and was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” in 2015 and 2017 for her dedication to furthering corporate ethics. In 2009, Lucy was inducted into the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders.

Lucy is a frequent speaker on topics such as corporate governance, risk and crisis management, and legal and compliance operations and best practices. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in business and economics, and received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law.  She is admitted to the State Bars of New York and California.