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Lucy Fato

Advisory Board
Advisory Board/Lucy Fato

Lucy Fato has been a member of the Nardello & Co. Advisory Board since December 2017, shortly after she stepped down as Head of the Americas and General Counsel to the firm.  From October 2023 through March 2024, Lucy was Vice Chair of AIG.  For six years prior to that, she oversaw the global legal, compliance, regulatory, communications and government affairs functions of AIG as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Global Head of Communications & Government Affairs. In 2014 and 2015, Lucy was Executive Vice President & General Counsel of McGraw Hill Financial, now S&P Global, and, for nine years prior to that, was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Marsh McLennan. Lucy began her career in 1991 at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she spent fourteen years, including five as a partner in the capital markets group.

In 2009, Lucy was inducted into the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders. She is a trustee of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, a non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to maintain the park. Owing to her dedication to corporate ethics, she was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” in 2015 and again in 2017. From 2018 through 2021, Lucy was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom. In 2021, she joined the Board of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. In 2023, she was named a Legend in the Law by the Burton Awards and became a member of the Advisory Board for the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession.

Lucy is a frequent speaker on topics such as risk and crisis management and communications, corporate governance, and legal, compliance and regulatory best practices. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in business and economics, and received her JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


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