You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney rejigs legal unit

Thompson, Nowak, Chapman, Southwick on the move

Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility.

Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately:

  • David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most recently was senior VP-assistant general counsel, was named corporate secretary and senior vice prexy-deputy counsel for corporate matters.

  • Edward Nowak, an 18-year Mouseketeer and previously senior veep-assistant general counsel, was upped to senior VP-deputy counsel for litigation.

  • Brett Chapman, who joined Disney in 1991 and worked previously as general counsel at Walt Disney Intl., was promoted to senior vice president-deputy general counsel for media networks.

  • Terri Southwick, formerly an outside Disney attorney in Washington, D.C., was appointed senior VP-deputy general counsel for intellectual property matters.

“This new structure will streamline our operations and enhance the ability of the department to focus on key strategic initiatives,” Braverman said.

More Scene

  • Max Mutchnick and David KohanGLSEN Respect

    'Will & Grace' Co-Creator Doesn't Want to See Tim Allen Get Political on 'Last Man Standing'

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

  • Katy Perry amfar

    Katy Perry Chides Los Angeles Mayor Over 'Those F---ing Bird Scooters'

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

  • Katy Perry Taylor Swift

    Katy Perry Praises Taylor Swift for Political Instagrams (EXCLUSIVE)

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

  • Travis KnightVariety New Leaders, Arrivals, Los

    How 'Bumblebee' Director Travis Knight Turned 'Soul Crushing Rejection' into Success

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

  • Darren Criss and Nick Jonas'Beyond' GLAAD

    Nick Jonas, Darren Criss Help Raise $400,000 at Justin Tranter's GLAAD Benefit

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

  • Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas in

    'Game of Thrones': Will Joe Jonas Appear on Final Season With Fiancee Sophie Turner?

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

  • Lena Waithe Halle Berry

    Lena Waithe Wants 'Boomerang' Adaptation 'to Change the Face of BET'

    Completing a reorg of its legal eagles, the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the appointment of four deputy general counsels with distinct areas of responsibility. Moves were unveiled by Alan Braverman, who replaced Lou Meisinger as Disney general counsel in January. Appointments are effective immediately: David Thompson, who joined Disney in 1989 and most […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content