New York executive compensation and employee benefits partner Donald P. Carleen is quoted in an article, "AIG Double Bonus Jeopardy," about AIG paying employee retention bonuses with bailout money to avoid being sued by employees for violation of contract terms. Says Carleen, "If we're talking about the possibility of violating the Connecticut or other states' wage act, then there is a real risk that one needs to be concerned about. ... Some of these states are fairly punitive. For AIG to do what the public seems to want them to do and certainly what Congress would like them to do could in theory expose them to liability."