John Abramson

General Counsel and Head of Compliance, Europe, Travelers

John joined Travelers in 2012, and heads a team of six in-house lawyers as well as a compliance department of four. He also acts as Company Secretary.

John’s legal career in London began at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, where he qualified as a solicitor in the firm’s aerospace insurance department.  He eventually moved to the London office of the US law firm LeBoeuf, Lamb Greene & MacRae (latterly known as Dewey & LeBoeuf) where he specialised in aviation claims, as well as large scale international insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution.

In 2002, John moved in-house to AIG as Regional Counsel for Central Europe and CIS, and in 2010 was appointed Deputy General Counsel for the Greater Europe region.

John studied English literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and law at the London School of Economics. He is married and has two sons.