Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment, "In Conversation" at Southwestern
Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be the next guest for Southwestern's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor Steve Krone, Director of the Biederman Institute, will conduct the discussion on Monday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. on Southwestern's campus.
Ms. Weil oversees all legal matters relating to SPE and its operating divisions worldwide, including motion pictures, television, home entertainment, television networks and digital entertainment. In addition to serving as the company's most senior legal advisor and the head of its law department, Ms. Weil oversees the company's Labor Relations, Music Affairs and Compliance groups, and its Government Affairs Department.
"Leah has been a key player at SPE through a period of extraordinary change in the industry generally and at Sony itself," Professor Krone said. "I'm looking forward to gleaning her insights on key developments - and on what's coming next."
Since 2001, Ms. Weil has served as SPE's General Counsel. Prior to joining the company in 1996, Ms. Weil was in private practice. She is the recipient of The Hollywood Reporter's Power Lawyers Raising the Bar Studio Lawyer Award and Media & Entertainment Insights' Counsel of the Year Award. She has been included on The Hollywood Reporter's list of Power 100 Women in Entertainment and the Daily Journal's list of Top 20 General Counsel.
Ms. Weil graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her J.D. degree cum laude from the University of California's Hastings College of Law. Ms. Weil also serves on the Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek.
The "Conversation With..." series at Southwestern features prominent leaders in entertainment and media, including executives, attorneys and creative artists from the worlds of film, television, music, sports, interactive entertainment and other creative industries. The dialogue format allows the special guest to explore timely and vital issues confronting the entertainment and media industries in an informal setting. Audience members are invited to ask questions, and the conversation is followed by a reception.
The free event will offer one hour of CLE credit and be held in the law school's Bullocks Wilshire Building. Reservations are requested and can be made through the Institute Office. Parking is available on campus for $9. Click here for directions to campus.