PBGC Hires Ex-AIG Atty For General Counsel Seat

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 4:36 PM EST) -- The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the federal agency that insures struggling pension plans, announced Tuesday that it has tapped a former AIG in-house lawyer as its next general counsel.

Russell Dempsey joins the PBGC from American International Group Inc., where he worked in Houston as associate general counsel for 4 ½ years. He replaces Judith Starr, who spent nearly 15 years with the agency before she left in January 2020, according to her LinkedIn profile.

"It is my pleasure to welcome Russ to the PBGC team as our new General Counsel," PBGC director Gordon Hartogensis said in a statement. "His leadership and expertise...

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