Participant Media has promoted Gabriel Brakin to general counsel and executive vp, business affairs. He will report to CEO David Linde, who, along with Participant founder and chairman Jeff Skoll, announced the promotion Thursday.
At Participant, Brakin oversees film financing and investments, is involved in strategic business initiatives and manages the business affairs team, conducting negotiations for all of Participant’s film and digital content, marketing and social impact activities. He also oversees intellectual property, corporate matters and compliance issues.
Brakin previously held the title of executive vp business and legal affairs.
“Gabe’s insights and counsel have made him an invaluable member of the senior leadership team and are essential to Participant’s continued growth,” said Linde. “Most recently, Gabe was instrumental in negotiating our recent deal for Amblin Partners, tasked with providing critical strategy and in structuring the partnership.”
Brakin joined Participant in 2008 as vp, business and legal affairs. Prior to that, he was an entertainment and media transactions attorney in the Century City office of O’Melveny & Myers, and before that served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.