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Virginia B. Lockhart

Warner Music Group
Associate Counsel, Digital Legal Affairs
New York, NY, USA


Virginia B. Lockhart, Associate Counsel in Digital Legal Affairs at Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG), focuses on digital distribution deals for WMG content, as well as the creation and implementation of WMG's digital policies and strategies. The Digital Legal Affairs team is responsible for negotiating and drafting complex and often first-of-kind digital deals in the new media space (e.g., download, subscription, streaming, video game uses). Virginia has negotiated deals for the digital sale and licensing of music with telecommunication companies, online digital service providers, software companies, and video game publishers. She is responsible for leading consensus-building discussions on new legal issues in the music industry raised by emerging technologies, both internally with the WMG business units and with other music industry rights holders, including Warner/Chappell and other music publishers. She has also helped craft and enforce WMG's policies and practices relating to a range of Internet and new media legal issues, including issues involving user-generated content, Internet privacy, games and apps, and website policies and terms of use.

Prior to joining Warner Music Group, Virginia was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, where she focused on Intellectual Property transactions. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School.

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