AIG Appoints Former IRS Attorney as Deputy Tax Director

September 22, 2011

American International Group Inc. (AIG) has hired Clarissa Potter, former deputy chief counsel at U.S. Internal Revenue Service and former law professor, as deputy tax director.

In this role, Potter will be responsible for AIG’s global tax planning, including continued protection of AIG’s valuable tax assets. She will report to Tal Kaissar, vice president and director of tax.

Potter was most recently the deputy chief counsel, technical, for the IRS, serving as the IRS principal representative on all non-litigation matters related to federal tax law and on implementing legislation and compliance initiatives. Potter also served as the acting chief counsel from 2008 to 2009.

Before joining the IRS in 2005, she was an associate professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, she served in the office of tax policy for the U.S. Treasury Department and had been legislation counsel to the U.S. Congress’ joint committee on taxation. She began her legal career in the tax group of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

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