Stanley Pierre-Louis is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Content Protection at Viacom Inc. He is responsible for developing strategies to protect digital content, managing major intellectual property litigation and leading other IP-related legal initiatives for Viacom and its brands, which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Country Music Television, Spike TV, TV Land, LOGO, BET, and Paramount Pictures.
Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Pierre-Louis served as Co-Chair of the Entertainment and Media Law Group at Kaye Scholer LLP, concentrating on intellectual property counseling and litigation. Mr. Pierre-Louis previously served as Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America, where he led several strategic copyright litigations, including the entertainment industry's litigations against MP3.com, Napster and Aimster as well as the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case MGM Studios v. Grokster, which resulted in a unanimous decision in favor of the film and music industries. Before joining the RIAA, Mr. Pierre-Louis clerked for Judge David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was an associate at Shea & Gardener.
Mr. Pierre-Louis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the University of Chicago Law Review. He currently serves on the several boards and legal committees, including on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education and on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Department of Music.