Manda Ghaferi is vice president and deputy general counsel at AIG Life & Retirement, based in Los Angeles. She is the lead counsel for the Individual Retirement division and is responsible for federal and state regulatory and legal issues arising from the development, marketing, distribution and servicing of retail annuity products at AIG. She manages teams based in Los Angeles and Houston.
In 2012, Ghaferi led the charge in developing a regional pro bono program for AIG lawyers and legal/compliance professionals in Los Angeles, creating successful partnerships with Bet Tzedek’s Conservatorship Clinic, Alliance for Children’s Rights and Street Law’s Corporate Pipeline for Diversity. The LA team’s success with Street Law has inspired colleagues in New York, Houston and London to develop the same program in their respective locations. Ghaferi is also actively involved with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and has a pending case before the US immigration courts. She sits on the board of Junior Achievement of Greater Los Angeles. Ghaferi has been featured in a Huffington Post series of articles called “Moms Change the World.”
Before joining AIG in 1999 as a products lawyer for SunAmerica Retirement Markets, Ghaferi was an attorney with Capital Research and Management Company, the investment advisor of the American Funds mutual fund complex. Ghaferi graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a BA in political science and received her JD from Loyola Law School.
Ghaferi is an avid reader of modern fiction and an aspiring writer. She enjoys adventure travel. Her greatest joy is spending time with her kids, Sophie and Sam.