Fox Corporation Appoints Stephen Potenza Deputy Legal Director of FOX News Media | New
LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) today announced that Stephane Potenza joined the company as deputy general counsel of FOX News Media. Potenza will report to Bernard gougar, general counsel and executive vice president of corporate development for FOX News Media. The FOX legal group has also strengthened its team with the promotion of Lisa richardson to the Executive Vice President of Commercial and Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel. Richardson will continue to report to Adam reiss, Executive Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Fox Corporation.
Potenza joined FOX News Media from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner in litigation groups as well as government, regulatory and internal investigative groups. He has represented clients from a wide range of industries in complex litigation and investigations. Potenza was previously at Bancroft PLLC where he specialized in cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and advised clients on a wide range of issues, including advising start-ups and established companies on legal matters. affecting daily operations. Previously, Potenza was a litigation lawyer for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Potenza was a paralegal for the Hon. Reena raggi to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Hon. William G. Bassler in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Union College and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Center of Law.
“I am very happy to welcome Steve to FOX News Media, where he will be a vital part of our legal team,” said Gugar. “He brings an impressive and extensive experience in government, litigation and business.
Lisa richardson joined FOX in 2005 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Commercial and Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel. She manages the legal elements of FOX content distribution, overseeing the legal team advising the FOX distribution team, and has been instrumental in negotiating and drafting content distribution agreements on a wide variety of platforms including cable, satellite, fiber, over-the-top (OTT), authenticated and on-demand streaming. Previously, she was a lawyer at Gemstar-TV Guide and Richardson began her career at Latham & Watkins LLP. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctor of USC Gould Law School.
Reiss added, “Lisa is a valued member of my team who provides thoughtful and strategic advice regarding distribution agreements and company relationships. I look forward to his continued growth in this new role.
Fox Corporation General Counsel Jeff Taylor commented, “We are building a world class legal organization at FOX and look forward to continuing to attract and retain top talent like Steve and Lisa. “
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