Susan Weiner is the General Counsel of the NBCUniversal News Group and Executive Vice President of NBCUniversal.
Susan oversees the legal support for all NBCUniversal news organizations, including NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, Telemundo and E! News. The News Legal Group, which she heads, handles legal issues arising from newsgathering and reporting worldwide, including defamation, intellectual property, reporters' privilege, privacy, access and regulatory matters. News Group lawyers negotiate deals and transactions, draft contracts and agreements and provide legal support for the production and licensing of reality, longform and documentary programming by NBC News and CNBC. Susan regularly advises journalists, producers and news management on legal matters, including claims and disputes. Before assuming her current position, Susan was head of Litigation for NBCUniversal and supervised a group of bi-coastal litigators.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Susan served as Deputy General Counsel of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority and was an associate at Patterson Belknap Webb and Tyler. She clerked for the Honorable Charles H. Tenney in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Susan graduated from the New York University School of Law where she was a Senior Editor of the Law Review and from the University of Rochester.
Susan is a former Chair of the Board of the Media Law Resource Center, where she served as a director for over a decade. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Signature Theatre.