Kate Soled has been appointed general counsel of American Eagle, a subsidiary of American Airlines, where she will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the airline’s legal matters.
Prior to joining American Airlines as associate general counsel in June 2001, Soled served as senior vice president, human resources, and general counsel at Trans World Airlines, Inc. in St. Louis. She was instrumental in implementing the asset sale of TWA to American Airlines by negotiating the asset purchase agreement and managing the bankruptcy process.
Soled began her career in the airline industry in 1992 as a senior attorney with TWA. She was later promoted to corporate secretary, and in 1994, became vice president responsible for legal affairs in such areas as finance, securities, contracts, advertising, labor relations and benefits, and corporate governance. She was appointed senior vice president and general counsel for TWA in 1998.
Soled spent three years at Clapp & Eisenberg and served as a judicial clerk for the Superior Court of New Jersey. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.