Kieran Hughes (Moderator)

Kieran Hughes (Moderator)

McGriff

SVP/Senior Claims Counsel

Kieran Hughes is a member of the McGriff Executive Risk Advisors team having joined the Company in July 2020 as Senior Vice President and Senior Claims Counsel. Hughes joined McGriff having left AIG after 17 years where he had most recently been Vice President of Financial Lines Claims, National/Multinational Accounts. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the handling of Directors and Officers liability claims including SEC, DOJ and other regulatory proceedings, securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, stakeholder actions, collective actions in foreign jurisdictions, M&A and employment practices claims. He worked with clients proactively to resolve matters by direct settlement negotiations or through alternate dispute resolution where he mediated over 100 significant claims.

Prior to joining AIG, Hughes spent 17 years practicing law during which time he earned the designation of Certified Civil Trial Attorney from the New Jersey Supreme Court – a designation at the time that was held by approximately three percent of the active attorneys in the State. As a litigator, Kieran sat first chair in several dozen jury trials. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Edward F. Neagle, Jr in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Kieran holds a B.A. degree in Journalism, Political Science and English Literature from Rutgers’ The State University of New Jersey and a J.D. from Seton Hall University, School of Law. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics but most notably on Directors & Officers Liability, D&O Trends and Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Social Media, Current Trends, Issues and Developments in Employment Law and Public Speaking.