Anastasia D. Kelly
A Boston native who attended Trinity College before studying at George Washington University at night, Kelly worked at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, now Wilmer Hale before going to AIG.
Ms. Kelly served as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Verizon Business (formerly, MCI Inc.) since August 4, 2003.
She served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MCI Group. Ms. Kelly served as Chief Legal Officer of MCI Group and led its domestic and international legal, regulatory, and legislative efforts. Prior to joining MCI Group, Ms. Kelly served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sears, Roebuck and Co., from March 1999 to January 2003. She also managed the Corporate Secretary function, acting as the primary point of contact for the Board of Directors. As a member of MCI Group's Operating Committee, she was responsible for assisting the Chairman and her team in developing and implementing MCI Group's strategic plan. Ms. Kelly served as Chief Legal Officer of Fannie Mae. Ms. Kelly served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fannie Mae from 1995 to March 1999. Ms. Kelly served as a partner and associate with the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering LLP, where she represented a number of corporate clients in transactions, as well as bankruptcy, and developed an expertise in technology.
She began her legal career at the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman and Blumenthal in 1981. She served as a Director and Member of the Advisory Board of Fannie Mae. Anastasia D. “Stasia“ Kelly was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Senior Regulatory & Compliance Officer of American International Group Inc. AIG, from September 7, 2006 - Jan 2010 prior to joining DLA Piper’s Washington office, Stacias family on her father’s side is from County Meath, where her cousins still live, and her mother’s side hails from County Cork.