Panasonic Avionics Corp. announced the appointment of Abby Bried as vice president and general counsel.
Bried will advise on laws, regulations, public policy, ethics, and risks that impact the company. She will oversee and lead Panasonic Avionics’ legal team in its delivery of legal services and other resources throughout the company to accomplish its corporate goals, strategies, and priorities.
She will also serve as a member of Panasonic Avionics’ senior leadership team, developing and leading its corporate legal strategy.
Bried will report directly to Jessica Hodkinson, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Panasonic Corp. of North America, with a dotted line reporting structure to Panasonic Avionics President and CEO Ken Sain.
Bried joins Panasonic Avionics from international law firm Jenner & Block, where she helped build a new aviation and aerospace practice group that focused on commercial aviation as well as emerging technologies in operational and manufacturing areas. She has over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry at three major U.S. carriers: Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, and United Airlines, where she was associate general counsel from 2012-17.