Beats Electronics Names General Counsel

Santa Monica-based Beats Electronics, the headphone and audio electronics brand--plus new digital music streaming service operator--said today that it has named a new General Councsel. The firm said that Rafferty Jackson has been named to the position to provide strategic legal and business advice to the company. Jackson was previously VP and General Counsel at clothing and outdoor brands firm VF Outdoor, which owns such brands as The North Face, JanSport, Lucy, Eagle Creek, Vans, and Reef. She also previously had served at Ubiquity Software Corporation, MacroMedia, and also advised WebTV Networks/Microsoft in private practice. Beats Electronics was founded by Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine,