Tribune Company Appoints Edward Lazarus As General Counsel Appointee is Former Chief of Staff at the FCC PR Newswire CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2013 CHICAGO, Jan. 29,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Company today announced the appointment ofEdward Lazarus as the company'sExecutive Vice President/General Counsel, effective immediately. Lazarus most recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Federal CommunicationsCommission(FCC), Julius Genachowski, overseeingpolicy development and implementation, strategic planning, and agency management. "Eddiehas an incredibly sharp mind,broadlegal experience,andhe played an important role at the FCC," said Peter Liguori, Tribune's Chief Executive Officer. "He is the perfect fit as our general counsel and willbe a tremendous asset to the company and its media businesses." Beforeworking at the FCC,Lazaruswas a partner and member of the Management Committee at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he chaired the firm'snationallitigation steering committee. Prior to entering private practice, Lazarus served asfederal prosecutor in Los Angeles. "I am deeply honored to have been selected asTribune's new general counsel,"said Lazarus. "This is a company witha storied past and an exciting future, and I'm grateful for the chance to work with Peter, the Board of Directors, the management team,and my fellowemployees to help shape Tribune's future." Lazarus succeeds David Eldersveld, who joined Tribune in 2005 and has served as general counsel since 2010. Eldersveldwill remain with the company as a special advisor. "Dave has done an outstanding job helping guide Tribune's legal efforts as general counseland the entire companyhasbenefited from his talent and dedication," said Liguori. "I amverypleased he will be staying to tackle new challenges and help with Eddie's transition into his new role." Lazarus received his B.A. summa cum laude in 1981 and his J.D. in 1987 from Yale University, where he was note editor of the Yale Law Journal. After receiving his law degree, Lazarus served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Norris on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and thereafter to Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to his career as an attorney, Lazarus is the authorof two highly acclaimed books:Black Hills/White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the PresentandClosed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court. His writing has also appeared in publicationssuch asThe Atlantic Monthly,U.S. News & World Report,The New York Times,The Washington Post,The Los Angeles TimesandThe Chicago Tribune. TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company's broadcasting group owns or operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast network Antenna TV and Chicago's WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience. SOURCE Tribune Company Website: http://www.tribune.com Contact: Gary Weitman, SVP/Corporate Relations, +1-312-222-3394 (Office), firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribune Company Appoints Edward Lazarus As General Counsel
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