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Edward Klaris

Edward Klaris

DeSilva & Phillips LLC
Managing Director
New York, NY, USA

As Senior Vice President at Condé Nast for more than eight years, Ed conducted business in 28 countries, forging deals with foreign companies to start ventures such as events, schools, product licensing, and digital platforms. Domestically, Ed led business affairs for the company and built the first corporate development department, working on carve outs, potential JVs, and the sale of magazine brands. His corporate counterparts included News Ltd, Naspers, Penske Media, and JCPenney. As a member of the Senior Management Team, Ed worked extensively on digital transformation, global advertising, and the launch of Condé Nast Entertainment.

In addition to his role at DeSilva & Phillips, Ed teaches Media Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and serves as Chairman of the Board of Pilobolus, a prominent arts organization.

Ed was General Counsel of The New Yorker for six years and media counsel at ABC for 3 years. He also speaks around the country on topics involving digital and traditional media, advertising and marketing.



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