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Class of 2000

General Counsel, Head of Human Resources and Corporate Secretary


Antonio “Tony” Celii serves as General Counsel, Head of Human Resources and Corporate Secretary for the CapSpecialty insurance group.  Based out of CapSpecialty’s New York City offices, Tony is responsible for leading and managing: the legal, compliance and regulatory groups; corporate governance; and the HR department for the company which is comprised of approximately 300 employees across many office locations nationwide.  

Immediately prior to joining CapSpecialty, Tony was employed as Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President for the Small Business, Trade Credit and Political Risk business units within the Commercial Insurance group of AIG.  While at AIG, in addition to performing in numerous leadership roles, Tony was chosen to be a mentor in the Small Business Mentorship Program and served as a Specialist in the AIG Pro Bono Program (which received the 2014 Corporate Pro Bono Partner Award).  Before joining AIG in 2007, Tony was a senior associate with the law firm of Connell Foley, LLP located in Roseland, NJ, where, he focused his practice on complex insurance coverage, regulatory compliance/administrative law and commercial litigation. 

Prior to his employment at Connell Foley in 2003, Tony served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office and was responsible for leading all stages of felony prosecution from arrest through sentencing including Grand Jury presentations and trials.  He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.  Tony received his B.A degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated Cum Laude and his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University, where he was a Lordi Scholarship Recipient.