Stephanie Plasse serves as SVP & Associate General Counsel and head of the distribution legal group at A+E Networks. Stephanie provides legal and strategic support for U.S., Canadian and Caribbean distribution of 10 A+E-owned networks including A&E, History and Lifetime on cable, satellite, telco, alternative technology and SVOD platforms. She also oversees regulatory and music matters. Stephanie was a member of class 27 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and was named a Woman to Watch by WICT and Multichannel News in 2016 and a CableFax Top Lawyer in 2018.
Before joining A+E Networks, Stephanie was VP of networks business and legal affairs for HBO. Prior to that, she was an associate in the entertainment department at Greenberg Traurig LLP and the corporate department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
She has a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was the President of the Stanford Law Review and won the awards for Best Team and Best Brief in the Kirkland Moot Court Competition. She holds a B.A. from Yale College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. Stephanie also studied at Bonn University in Germany as a Fulbright scholar.