The Coca-Cola Company has appointed J Michael Luttig as counsellor and special advisor to the company and its board of directors.
Previously, Luttig served as a US federal judge and general counsel for The Boeing Co.
He served on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for 15 years from 1991 to 2006.
Most recently, he was counsellor and senior advisor to the Boeing CEO and board of directors and served as Boeing’s general counsel from 2006 to 2019.
He will advise the company and its board of directors on tax matters, with particular focus on the company’s ongoing litigation with the US Internal Revenue Service.
“As a former federal judge, longtime corporate general counsel, and US Department of Justice and White House official, Judge Luttig has unrivalled experience with complex legal matters,” said James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.
“Judge Luttig will provide counsel to our company as we continue to vigorously defend our position in the litigation with the Internal Revenue Service. His perspective will be invaluable on the company’s pending tax matter.”
Luttig earned his bachelor of arts degree from Washington and Lee University and his law degree from the University of Virginia.