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JetBlue Appoints New General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

JetBlue Appoints New General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

JetBlue Airways has appointed Brandon Nelson as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new role, he will lead JetBlue’s legal, ethics and compliance, cybersecurity, and environmental, social, and governance efforts. Nelson currently serves as acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at JetBlue, as well as on the investment committee of the company’s corporate venture capital fund, JetBlue Technology Ventures. He was previously the VP, Associate General Counsel where he led a team of lawyers in sponsorship agreements, real estate leases, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Before that, he was the Director, Corporate Counsel, and Assistant Secretary, leading in-house counsel on various regulatory agency investigations. Nelson joined JetBlue in 2005 as Manager, Staff Counsel. The 1996 Howard University graduate, who went on to earn his law degree from NYU, began his legal career as an Associate at Shearman & Sterling in NYC. “It’s a real honor to step into this role at such an exciting time in JetBlue’s history as we set our company up for its next chapter of success,” said Nelson. “We have an amazing team of crewmembers and working together I am confident we will continue to do great things for our brand, our customers, and our communities.” More here.

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Raises $10 Million

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Raises $10 Million

Ajit Pai Intros Plan to Block Spam Texts -- But It's Not Without Controversy 

Ajit Pai Intros Plan to Block Spam Texts -- But It's Not Without Controversy