Speaker Profile

Brian K. Friedman
Director, Commercial & Litigation Counsel / JetBlue Airways Corporation

Brian Friedman joined JetBlue Airways in 2009 and serves as director, litigation and regulatory counsel in JetBlue’s Long Island City, New York headquarters. Mr. Friedman handles JetBlue’s commercial, marketing, trademark, intellectual property and advertising legal portfolio. Additionally, Brian manages JetBlue litigation work, inclusive of commercial disputes, international claims, insured claims, escalated customer issues and administrative agency proceedings. In the regulatory sphere, he focuses particularly on United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on regulations concerning consumer protection and disability issues. Prior to JetBlue, Mr. Friedman worked for a combined six years in the New York City offices of two global law firms practicing general commercial litigation. A native of Seattle, he received his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Columbia University in 1998. Brian lives in New York City and currently serves as budget officer of the American Bar Association Forum on Air and Space Law, and on the board of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, a nonprofit providing advocacy, support and community outreach on behalf of victims of violence.