American Airlines Group announced Priya Aiyar will join the airline as senior vice president and general counsel, succeeding Paul Jones, who retired from American earlier this year.

In this role, Aiyar will lead American’s Legal Affairs team and its legal strategies. This includes the company’s corporate governance, securities, and corporate finance; business and commercial; litigation, competition, and antitrust; compliance; privacy; environmental; employment; and intellectual property legal issues and work.

Aiyar joins American from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she had been a partner, and brings more than 18 years of government and private sector experience. She served as acting general counsel and deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury as well as deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy.