Boeing has confirmed that J. Michael Luttig, 65, counsellor and senior advisor to the board of administrators, will retire on the finish of the 12 months.
Luttig, who served as basic counsel at Boeing from 2006 till assuming his present tasks in Might, has been managing authorized issues related to the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airways Flight 302 accidents, and advising the board on strategic issues.
The dual crashes price 346 lives and have led to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
“Choose Luttig is without doubt one of the best authorized minds within the nation and he has expertly and tirelessly guided our firm as basic counsel, counsellor, and senior advisor,” stated interim Boeing chief government, Greg Smith.
“We’re deeply indebted to Choose Luttig for his extraordinary service to Boeing over these practically 14 years, particularly via this previous, difficult 12 months for our firm.
“The board and I’ll at all times be thankful for the choose’s exceptional service to Boeing – and I’ll personally at all times be thankful for his friendship.”
Luttig joined Boeing after serving 15 years on the US court docket of appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Previous to his appointment to the federal bench, Luttig served as assistant legal professional basic and counsellor to the legal professional basic of the US.
Luttig labored on the White Home from 1981-82 below president Ronald Reagan.
From 1982 to 1985, he served as a regulation clerk to then-judge Antonin Scalia of the US court docket of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
“It has been an honour to function Boeing’s basic counsel and as counsellor and senior advisor to the Boeing board of administrators,” stated Luttig.
“I might be eternally grateful to Boeing, to the Boeing board of administrators, to chief executives Dennis Muilenburg and Jim McNerney, and to former lead director Ken Duberstein for the chance and the privilege to serve this nice firm.”