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Anastasia D. Kelly (Stasia) is a Co-Managing Partner (Americas) of DLA Piper LLP (US). Ms. Kelly joined DLA Piper in 2010 after a fifteen year career as General Counsel in four leading public companies.
Ms. Kelly also sits on two public company boards, Owens-Illinois, the world’s largest manufacturer of glass packaging and Huntington-Ingalls Industries, which designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the US Navy and the Coast Guard. At Owens-Illinois, Ms. Kelly Chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. She Chairs the Governance and Policy Committee at Huntington-Ingalls Industries.
In her four General Counsel roles, Ms. Kelly specialized in helping companies through crisis and in building effective legal and compliance frameworks. At American International Group (AIG), Ms. Kelly was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer from 2006 to 2208 and Vice Chairman in 2009. Ms. Kelly went to AIG to build a worldwide legal, regulatory and compliance team across the AIG enterprise in the aftermath of government investigations related to the company. In 2009, in her role as Vice Chairman, she was given additional responsibility by the Board for government relations, external communications, corporate affairs and human resources across AIG during the financial crisis. In 2003, Ms. Kelly was asked to join the turnaround team at MCI/WorldCom during its bankruptcy and restructuring. Ms. Kelly served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and helped lead the team that brought MCI out of bankruptcy, restructured the business in the wake of major regulatory changes, culminating in the acquisition of MCI by Verizon in 2006.
Ms. Kelly is an active leader at DLA Piper and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is a mentor to a number of the firm’s women lawyers and is on the leadership committee of the firm’s Law Alliance for Women (LAW), which among other goals, is committed to the hiring, development and advancement of women lawyers at DLA Piper.
Ms. Kelly co-teaches a course at Stanford Law School on the Role of the Modern General Counsel. She is a frequent lecturer on the role of directors in public companies as well as Crisis Management for a number of organizations, including Practicing Law Institute, Corporate Board Member, and Georgetown Law School’s Corporate Counsel Institute. She is a frequent contributor to Corporate Counsel Magazine as well as other publications. She is the editor of Corporate Counsel’s Project 5/165, which is committed to increasing the number of women General Counsel in Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Kelly is also on the Advisory Board of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School.
Ms. Kelly received her law degree magna cum laude from George Washington University, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from Trinity University in Washington, DC.