WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced the appointment of Laura A. Brevetti as
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, reporting directly
to WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Vince McMahon. Brevetti
brings extensive legal and management experience to WWE and will be a
key member of the senior executive team.
As General Counsel, Brevetti will be responsible for overseeing the
legal and business affairs of the company and serving as the principal
legal advisor to the Chairman, CFO, and management team. She will also
serve as Corporate Secretary to WWE's Board of Directors.
Brevetti is a highly accomplished attorney with 30 years of experience
in federal and local government, as well as private practice. A noted
trial attorney, she has tried cases and arbitrations in both state and
federal systems, holding positions that include the Attorney-in-Charge
and Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Assistant
District Attorney for Kings County, New York. Most recently, Brevetti
was in private practice with K&L Gates.
Brevetti is often quoted in the media, commenting on current legal
issues and events, and is frequently sought to participate in bar and
industry seminars. She has also authored numerous legal articles and has
served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Fordham Law School
and New York Law School.
Brevetti graduated with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and
an A.B. from Barnard College.
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