Former CIA attorney set for general counsel role at AIG

By Catherine Baksi

07 February 2018 at 08:12 BST

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner, Caroline Klass, to join global insurance group in March.

Former CIA attorney set for general counsel role at AIG
Caroline Krass will join global insurer American International Group as senior vice president, general counsel for general insurance and deputy general counsel for AIG in March. She will join the company from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where she is a partner in the Washington office and chair of the national security practice group.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Krass was appointed general counsel of the CIA by President Barack Obama and served as the agency’s chief legal officer and principal legal advisor to the CIA director from 2014 to 2017.

From 2011 to 2014 she served as acting assistant attorney general, and before that, principal deputy assistant attorney general, in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice. Prior to that she was special assistant to the national special assistant to the President for affairs in the office of White House counsel from 2009 to 2010 and deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council. She also served as a senior national security lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, including as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Earlier in her career, she worked as an advisor to the general counsel of the Treasury Department and as an attorney at the State Department.

Krass currently serves on the CIA General Counsel’s External Advisory Board, as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the National Security Institute at George Mason University Law School, and holds a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.


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