WWE, whose president and CEO is professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon, is no stranger to its leading legal role. Samira Shah, who succeeds Collins, is stepping down after being hired less than a year ago. The appointment of media industry veteran Maurice Edelson as general counsel comes as the company tries to recover from a scandal surrounding its founder. WWE said Collins, who previously worked in private practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Freeborn & Peters in Chicago, will oversee the company`s legal affairs and serve as the company`s lead counsel and secretary. Approaching a talent who is under contract with a competing company is obviously a big no-go. Depending on what is discussed exactly, of course. If someone within WWE were to do what they were accused of doing and planned to do it again, it`s hard to imagine that they would do it so openly that they would face legal action. Who this talent could be is left to the imagination of fans at the moment. Most recently, she was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Moda Operandi and advised the company and the Board of Directors on all legal matters. Prior to Moda Operandi, she spent 20 years as senior counsel at the law firms of Cravath Swaine & Moore and O`Melveny & Myers. Earlier this year, WWE hired Allison Emmett as vice president of business and legal affairs for entertainment.
Emmett joined the team after seeing Darren Traub, a former top legal partner hired last year for a role in business and legal matters, serve as general counsel for social video unicorn Triller Inc. Juilliard, which also paid Hogan Lovells more than $442,400 for legal services that same year. did not respond to a request for comment on Edelson`s replacement. Edelson brings nearly 25 years of legal and business experience in the media, arts and entertainment industry to WWE. He comes from the Juilliard School, where he has served as general counsel since 2015. Previously, Mr. Edelson was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Time Inc., where he also led corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions during his 16-year tenure. Edelson has also held positions at Time Warner and Viacom.
He began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore after receiving his J.D. from Columbia Law School, his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and his B.A. from Vassar College. Lionsgate has promoted TV executive Nannette Diacovo to EPP Legal Affairs. Diacovo leads the day-to-day operations of Lionsgate Television`s legal department, which she set up when she joined the company in 2013 as senior vice president and chief legal officer. You. Ventrelle served as the Raiders` general counsel for a long time before being promoted to president in July 2021. The team ousted him in May, a move Ventrelle describes as retaliation for reporting his anti-labor concerns to the league office. WWE hired Nurse to succeed Blake Bilstad, who spent three years in the company`s most senior legal role and was named the new general counsel of multi-level marketing firm Beachbody Co. Inc. last year.
Daniel Ventrelle, former president and general counsel of the National Football League Raiders, is the executive vice president of talent, WWE announced in a statement Thursday. Former Time Warner attorney Maurice Edelson has been hired as the company`s general counsel, WWE announced. Ventrelle was most recently with the NFL`s Las Vegas Raiders, where he served as team president. As part of the Raiders` move from Oakland, California, to Las Vegas and the opening of Allegiant Stadium, Ventrelle oversaw all of the team`s business operations, while serving as a negotiator for player and coach contracts and as the NFL`s primary liaison. He joined the Raiders in 2004 as an attorney before moving into broader roles in business. According to the report, the talents were informed at the meeting that AEW General Counsel Megah Parekh had emailed Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan. The email warned WWE co-CEOs against manipulating AEW stars under contract in the future. Parekh may not be a name many fans are familiar with, but apparently, she is indeed Khan`s number two in AEW. The XFL, which employed lawyers in key positions, saw its former general counsel Mali Friedman become general counsel and senior vice president of commercial affairs for the National Football League`s Washington Commanders earlier this year. The Internet Association, a trade group made up of major online companies, including Netflix, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft, is planning legal action after the Federal Communications Commission rescinded net neutrality regulations in December. The FCC, in a 3-2 vote with. He spent 18 years on the NFL team that promoted him from general counsel to president last year.
“Maurice brings to WWE a keen sense of law and business in media, arts and entertainment,” said Stephanie McMahon, who succeeded her father as co-CEO of the company. The post-Vince McMahon era continued with further leadership changes at World Wrestling Entertainment. The company Sept.
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