David Zapolsky is Promoted to General Counsel at Amazon.com

Date of management change: May 01, 2014 

What Happened?

Seattle, WA-based Amazon.com has promoted David Zapolsky to General Counsel.

 

About the Company

Amazon strives to be Earth`s most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. Founded by Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries - all shipped from his Seattle-area garage. Amazon`s evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company`s DNA. The world`s brightest technology minds come to Amazon.com to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

 

About the Person

David Zapolsky joined Amazon.com in November 1999 as Associate General Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory matters and was promoted to Vice President in April 2002. He became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2012, overseeing the company’s legal, policy, compliance, and regulatory affairs, and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2014. Prior to joining Amazon.com, David was a partner at the Seattle offices of Dorsey & Whitney and Bogle & Gates. Before moving to Seattle from New York City in 1994, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and later practiced law at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz. He received his undergraduate degree in music from Columbia University and a J.D. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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