Avrohom J. Kess

Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

Avrohom J. Kess

Avrohom J. Kess

Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

Biography

Presently, Avrohom J. Kess holds the position of Chief Legal Officer & Vice Chairman at The Travelers Cos., Inc. He previously was Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Kess received a graduate degree from New York University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College.

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Birthday

1969

Age

50

Number of Awards

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Hiring Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.

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Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Founder at New Visions for Public Schools, Inc.

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Avrohom J. Kess
Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer at The Travelers Cos., Inc.
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1994

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BS in Accounting, Alpha Sigma Lambda Society
Class of 1989

Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Established in 1930 by the New York City Board of Higher Education, the College had its beginnings as the Downtown Brooklyn branches of Hunter College (then a women's college) and the City College of New York (then a men's college). With the merger of these branches, Brooklyn College became the first public coeducational liberal arts college in New York City. The 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus is known for its great beauty, and is often regarded as "the poor man's Harvard" because of its low tuition and reputation for academic excellence (former President, Robert Hess, responded to the moniker by saying "I like to think of Harvard as the rich man's Brooklyn College").

Career History
Vice Chairman & Chief Legal Officer
2016 - Current

The Travelers Companies, Inc. is an American insurance company. It is the second largest writer of U.S. commercial property casualty insurance and the third largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Travelers is incorporated in Minnesota, with headquarters in New York City and its largest office in Hartford, Connecticut. Travelers also maintains a large office in St. Paul, Minnesota.It has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since June 8, 2009.

Partner
1995 - Prior

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Treasurer at Government of Ohio

$1,000
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,000
2010

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

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Team Health Holdings, Inc. /Private Group purchases Team Health Holdings, Inc.

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Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. issued Class A Voting Common Stock

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Performance Food Group Co. issued Common Stock

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Awards & Honors
1995
Admitted to the New York Bar
Other Affiliations

Avrohom J. Kess is affiliated with The Travelers Cos., Inc., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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