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MPAA Hires Sony BMG’s Mandil

29 Apr, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has tapped a Sony BMG executive as its new worldwide legal affairs and antipiracy chief.

Daniel Mandil will become the senior EVP and chief of legal affairs and intellectual property protection, overseeing all antipiracy efforts. Mandil will take his new post May 15 and will report to MPAA CEO Dan Glickman and president and COO Bob Pisano.

“Worldwide protection of our member companies' IP rights and management of all the legal issues and challenges that go along with securing those protections are at the core of the MPAA's mission,” Mandil said.

Previously he was EVP and general counsel for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia Law School, Mandil was editor of the Columbia Law Review and served as a law clerk to then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

“[Mandil] will be a crucial voice and guide for our industry as we continue to explore and embrace new ways to deliver high-quality premium content to consumers around the globe,” Glickman said.

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