Thomas A. Russo

Strategic Advisor

Tom has been honored as the most innovative GC in North America by the FT, for running the best legal department in the world, and as a “Legend in Law”. In addition to stints as a regulator, a management committee member of Cadwalader, and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, he was GC at AIG, where he helped lead the successful effort to restore AIG to financial health while repaying the government’s $182 billion loan plus a $22 billion profit. While at AIG, Tom centralized the multi-billion dollar legal budget and built an entire team dedicated to process management and technology, both increasing quality and saving hundreds of millions of dollars for AIG.