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Stephanie S. Abrutyn

Home Box Office, Inc.
Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Litigation
New York, NY, USA


Stephanie Abrutyn is senior vice president & chief counsel, Litigation, for Home Box Office, Inc., responsible for the full range of legal issues and proceedings arising from the operations, distribution and programming of Home Box Office, Inc.  Abrutyn also oversees HBO's litigation group and anti-piracy program.  She was named to the position in July 2015. 

Abrutyn initially joined HBO as a senior counsel in June 2005.

Prior to HBO, she served as senior counsel, East Coast Media, for Tribune Company, from 1999 to 2005, where she counseled and represented six of its daily papers including Newsday, The Hartford Courant and The Baltimore Sun.  During her tenure there she received the Tribune Company Corporate Excellence Award for her contributions to the company.  From 1996 to 1999, Abrutyn worked at ABC, Inc. as a general attorney, Litigation and Employment Practices; and from 1991 to 1996, was a member of the Media and Communications Practice Team in the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & Hostetler.

She is currently on the New York State Bar Association Media Law Committee, a member of the Board of Directors at the Media Law Resource Center Institute and a member of the Governing Board of the ABA Forum on Communications Law.  She also teaches Media Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a frequent speaker and author on First Amendment and media law issues. She is a former co-editor of Communications Lawyer.

Abrutyn holds a BA with honors from Colgate University, a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and studied at the Institute of Political and Economic Studies in London, England.

Stephanie S. Abrutyn is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2015, Monday, November 16, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims - Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims , Monday, November 16, 2015
Transcripts  Transcripts Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims - Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims , Monday, November 16, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims - Developments in the Right of Publicity and Related Claims , Monday, November 16, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Communications Law in the Digital Age 2015, Saturday, November 21, 2015, New York, NY
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