Airbnb hires someone it hopes can help overcome its users’ legal issues
Unlike Hantman’s previous job, his role at Airbnb will require city-by-city battles over the zoning restrictions and tax issues that complicate the prospects of an IPO.
Excerpt from AllThingsD
Yahoo’s David Hantman, who has been its deputy general counsel and VP of global public policy, is taking a similar job at the online rentals start-up Airbnb, according to an internal email memo he sent today.
The job move is interesting, given the many regulatory issues that the San Francisco-based company faces in local markets as it grows.