Time Inc. General Counsel to Join Time Warner Corporate Legal Team Effective Immediately
NEW YORK – Time Warner Inc. Executive Vice President and General Counsel Paul T. Cappuccio today announced that Maurice F. Edelson is joining the Company as a Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Edelson will assume his new role immediately and will report directly to Mr. Cappuccio. Mr. Edelson will focus on special projects, including assisting with the previously-announced legal and structural separation of Time Inc. from Time Warner.
Mr. Cappuccio said: "Maurice and I have worked closely over the years and I have experienced and benefited first-hand from his analytical skills, great judgment and leadership abilities. I’m pleased he has agreed to join our corporate legal team as we continue to focus Time Warner on its mission of creating great content in television, film, and journalism.”
As part of his duties as Time Inc. Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Edelson also oversaw Corporate Strategy, M&A, Real Estate/Facilities, Security and International Licensing & Syndication. From February 2011 until January 2012, Edelson was a member of Time Inc.’s Interim Management Committee, which led the company during a transition period between CEOs. It was during this time, under Mr. Edelson’s direction, that Time Inc. initiated its tablet strategy for its magazine brands, successfully expanding its “all access” model across all titles.
Mr. Edelson said, "I’m delighted to join Paul Cappuccio’s legal team during this exciting time of evolution and growth at Time Warner, and to have the opportunity to work with my friends and colleagues across Time Warner Corporate. It has been a privilege to be part of Time Inc. for these many years and to work alongside such a talented group of executives and journalists. I want to thank all my colleagues there for their friendship and professionalism.”
Edelson was named General Counsel in 2007 and became an Executive Vice President in 2008. Prior to that he served as Time Inc.'s Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning with responsibility for Corporate Strategy and M&A. Edelson began his career in Time Inc.'s Law Department in 1998. Before joining Time Inc. he served as a corporate counsel at Viacom Inc. and prior to that he was associated with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A graduate of Vassar College, Edelson holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
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