David Kushner, a partner in the Raleigh office of Brooks Pierce, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority by the Wake County Board of Commissioners. He holds one of two seats appointed by Wake County on the eight-member commission and will serve an initial 2-year term.
“I am honored to have been named to the board,” Kushner said. “This is an exciting time for Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with the addition of new airlines, new flights and ongoing construction. I am excited to be able to play a small role in helping the airport continue to grow and meet the needs of residents not just in Wake County and the Triangle, but across North Carolina.”
In 2018, 12.8 million people departed from or arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, a 9.7 percent increase from 2017. A recent report issued by the North Carolina Department of Transportation estimates the airport has an annual economic impact of more than $12.5 billion, supporting almost 87,000 jobs.
Kushner has extensive experience helping businesses navigate the dynamic media landscape and the unique legal challenges they face in the digital age. His practice focuses on issues related to broadcasting, media policy, First Amendment matters and defamation. He has also guided some of the nation’s largest media companies in creating new revenue sources and exploring new ways to deliver content. Kushner is one of the nation’s leading authorities on retransmission consent agreements, having successfully negotiated agreements with a value in excess of $5 billion. He has been recognized as a leading attorney in media law by Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2012.