Wing has hired the ex-Tesla lawyer Angela Chadwick to serve as general counsel. Chadwick, who served at Tesla as associate general counsel, has split with the electric vehicle maker and joined Google sister company and drone delivery service Wing in Silicon Valley.
Chadwick had worked at Tesla for more than three years and departed amid CEO Elon Musk’s ongoing bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion. She had overseen Tesla’s legal compliance in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.
“I had the opportunity to play a role in Tesla’s growth during a period of significant expansión. I’m thrilled to bring that experience with me as I join Wing as general counsel at an exciting time in Wing’s growth trajectory,” Chadwick said. “I look forward to collaborating with CEO Adam Woodworth, the executive team, the board, and Wing colleagues across the globe as we delight communities everywhere with industry-leading technology.”
Wing launched the first commercial drone delivery service in a major U.S. metro area in April in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The company’s drones will be delivering health and wellness products from Walgreens, ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries, pet medications from easyvet and first aid kits from Texas Health.
Wing also offers drone delivery in certain parts of Virginia, Finland and Australia. The company reported that it has made more than 200,000 commercial drone deliveries as of March 2022, and more than 53,000 of those deliveries occurred during the first three months of this year—a 355% increase over the same period the year before.
Chadwick succeeds former Wing legal chief Nancy Egan, who now serves as chief policy and administrative officer at flying car startup Kitty Hawk Corp.
Before she joined Tesla, Chadwick served for two years as a magistrate judge in Fulton County, Georgia. Earlier in her career, she was interim general counsel and chief compliance officer for Atlanta Housing, a senior commercial attorney at MCI WorldCom and senior director of business and legal affairs at Motown Records.