Amazon Appoints Attorney Jamie Gorelick to Board

Amazon.com has added Jamie Gorelick to its board of directors. Gorelick, a partner with the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr since July 2003, will be added to the Leadership Development and Compensation Committee of the board. Previously, Gorelick held numerous positions in the U.S. government. Amazon now has 10 directors.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik