Dawson Horn III


Dawson is presently Vice President, Associate General Counsel, to the Litigation Department at AIG where he is responsible for specified corporate litigation cases, a range of eDiscovery matters, and antitrust compliance. Before assuming that position he was Senior Litigation Counsel with Tyco International and was responsible for a large toxic tort and insurance recovery docket. Prior to that Dawson served for eight years as Assistant General Counsel at Altria Corporate Services where, among other things, he managed Altria’s defense in the multi-billion-dollar RICO lawsuit by the Department of Justice against the major U.S. cigarette companies. At Scott Paper, he managed the company’s defense in breast implant class action litigation and navigated its related insurance issues. His litigation training began at the Pepper Hamilton firm where he gained first chair trial experience and worked primarily on insurance and antitrust cases. Because of this extensive litigation background, Dawson keeps current on a range of related issues, especially the evolving law of eDiscovery. In that regard, he is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and a member of the Educational Advisory Board to ALM’s LegalTech. Dawson is also a frequent speaker on eDiscovery issues.