MPAA Hires New Global General Counsel

The Motion Picture Association of America has tapped Henry Hoberman as its new senior executive vice president and global general counsel. Hoberman will be responsible for global legal affairs with a particular emphasis on intellectual property protection.

The announcement was made today by MPAA chairman Chris Dodd, who said that "Henry’s experience within the film and television industry and his breadth of knowledge of the many serious challenges facing the entertainment community will be a tremendous resource to the MPAA."

Hoberman has spent 25 years in entertainment, most recently acting as general counsel for RHI Entertainment, a leading producer and distributor of original made-for-television movies and miniseries. Hoberman has also held various positions at ABC and The Walt Disney Company, was a partner at Baker & Hostetler, and a former Assistant United States Attorney in Washington DC.

He has also served as chairman of the board and director of the Media Law Resource Center, a New York not-for-profit dedicated to protecting the freedom of the press. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania for both undergraduate and his law degrees.