James G. Hnat joined JetBlue Airways in June 2001 and was named General Counsel in February 2003. In March 2007, Mr. Hnat was named Executive Vice President. He is responsible for Legal, Government Affairs, Compliance, and Sustainability. Mr. Hnat was also named Corporate Secretary in March 2007.
Mr. Hnat previously served as an attorney at the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, LLC. His aviation legal practice began in airline defense litigation at Condon & Forsyth’s New York office. He serves as a member of the bar of New York and Massachusetts.
Mr. Hnat received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Boston University and earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Notre Dame Law School.