Eve Burton is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazine, newspaper, business publishing, cable networks, television and radio broadcasting, Internet businesses, television production and distribution, and real estate.
Burton is one of Hearst's leaders in establishing worldwide strategic digital deals with partners, including Apple, Amazon and Google. She has overall responsibility for day-to-day management of the Office of General Counsel. She sits on the Board of Directors of Manilla LLC and is a member of the Advisory Board at the Brown Institute at Sanford and Columbia Universities.
Burton is also a visiting lecturer of constitutional law and journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Prior to joining Hearst, Burton served as Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel at Cable News Network (CNN) where she oversaw all legal matters relating to news and other programming on CNN networks and websites. Notably, she led the network's successful effort to obtain audio access to the U.S. Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore.
From 1998-2000, she was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the New York Daily News. She joined the Daily News in 1995 as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. She began her career at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand in the United States District Court, New York. Burton was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Recently, the Hearst Office of General Counsel was honored by MFY Legal Services for its innovation and contribution to pro bono legal work nationwide. Burton also won the Fulbright Award for Human Rights Work and was named an outstanding woman of the Bar by the New York County Lawyers' Association. She has received First Amendment awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, The National Press Club and the New York Press Club. Burton holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.