Thomas Russo of Patton Boggs, formerly the top in-house lawyer for Lehman Brothers, is the new general counsel for American International Group. He said friends told him that he was crazy to consider the job in the wake of Lehman's bankruptcy. But Russo said he was attracted by the challenge. "It's an opportunity that sort of transcends who you are as an individual, and it's exciting to be back and doing something that's important."
Former Lehman Brothers Top Lawyer Takes GC Slot at AIG
The National Law Journal
February 3, 2010