Entertainment Industry and Media laws with the General Counsel of Starz
To Be Announced
We are excited to be launching our "FaceTime with GC Leader" series of digital mentorship roundtables to continue our mission of providing mentorship opportunities for young professionals while keeping our members safe and healthy. The roundtable will be held through YJPs digital platform.
Please join YJP and Audrey Lee, Executive Vice President General Counsel for Starz network to:
- Learn about the latest trends in your industry.
- Connect with the top leaders in your industry
- Get the opportunity to ask one on one questions.
Audrey Lee is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Starz. Lee is responsible for developing the strategic direction of business and legal affairs for the company, including distribution, content acquisition, production, litigation, employment matters and legal and regulatory compliance worldwide.
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Audrey Lee is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Starz.
Based in the company’s Santa Monica office, Lee is responsible for developing the strategic direction of business and legal affairs for the company, including distribution, content acquisition, production, litigation, employment matters and legal and regulatory compliance worldwide.
Lee is a seasoned media executive with more than 20 years of legal and business experience. Her background includes expertise in M&A and corporate transactions, deep entertainment knowledge and a thorough understanding of international business issues.
Lee was recently named Counsel of the Year by The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (AMEC) and CableFax’s Most Powerful Women 2018 honoree.
Lee most recently served as Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Lionsgate where she worked closely with the Lionsgate senior management team, supporting them on M&A and film financing activities and overseeing legal affairs for Lionsgate’s OTT SVOD channels, digital studios division, location-based entertainment, merchandising and gaming businesses.
Prior to Lionsgate, Lee served as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs at Sony Pictures Entertainment where she oversaw legal affairs for home entertainment and television distribution, across all platforms and means of delivery, both domestically and in select international markets. Audrey began her career at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins, LLP where she focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and intellectual property licensing.
Lee graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Economics and holds an MBA from the same institution. She received her JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
David Sands is a partner and Leader of the Entertainment and Digital Media Team. He is also the former Practice Leader of the Firm's Corporate Practice Group. David splits his time among the Firm's Los Angeles, Orange County, and Century City offices.
David handles major strategic and institutional transactions involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
David concentrates on the representation of companies involved in the media, entertainment and technologies industries and companies involved in the creation and distribution of financial products and financial services in a wide variety of key strategic transactions, including formation planning and initial capitalization, executive compensation structures, Internet and e-commerce arrangements and institutional capital transactions and other forms of equity and debt offerings (public and private), strategic alliances and partnerships, and merger and acquisitions (including take private transactions). He has extensive experience in providing counseling and providing strategic planning for the Firm's clients.