John Rogovin to join WB
To become executive vp and general counselWarner Bros. has tapped John Rogovin executive vp and general counsel for the studio.
Wednesday's announcement comes a day after the studio's longtime general counsel, John Schulman, said he would be leaving his post of 25 years at year's end.
Rogovin is the former general counsel of the FCC. At Warners, he will over see a staff of 125 lawyers in the studio's legal department and will report to chairman and CEO Barry Meyer.
He also will work with Meyer and the studio's president and COO Alan Horn in Warners' long-term growth strategies and business plan.
"He's well-respected and highly regarded in the legal community and has an acute understanding of the intricacies and importance of the ways that media and legal issues are more and more interconnected as we move toward a digital standard," Meyer said. "Following John Schulman in this post, he has big -- almost legendary -- shoes to fill, but I'm confident that he's more than up to the task and look forward to working closely with him."
Added Horn, "As the legal issues surrounding creativity and production grow more and more complex, it's great to have a general counsel with John's experience and expertise in our corner."
Rogovin most recently was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hal and Dorr, where he helped build the firm's communications practice. Before that, he spent four years as the general counsel for the FCC. He also was a partner at O'Melveny & Myers and a deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.