Hearst announces promotions in Office of General Counsel


Hearst has announced that Mark Redman and Jonathan Donnellan have been named vice presidents and co-general counsels of Hearst. Donnellan and Redman previously served as deputy general counsels since May 2011.

Commenting on the announcement, Eve Burton, senior vice president and chief legal officer, said: "Jon and Mark have been part of our remarkable team for 15 years and have been instrumental in building the Office of General Counsel into a full-service operation dedicated to helping Hearst's more than 360 businesses. They have exhibited their leadership at the negotiating table and in the courtroom; Jon has argued and won cases in courts across the country and Mark has played a leading role in Hearst's largest transactions. Both are trusted advisers to our business leaders. Reflecting the new model we have built, they will share responsibility for day-to-day management of the Office of General Counsel and continue their active M&A practices and litigation."

Redman has overseen corporate legal matters company-wide since joining Hearst as counsel in 2003. Previously, he was director of legal affairs for SmartMoney magazine from 2001 to 2003, and before that, vice president and general counsel for FreeRide.com, LLC. Redman started his career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in 1995. He has a bachelor's degree in history from Hobart College and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Donnellan joined Hearst as senior counsel in 2003 and has been responsible for all litigation and content-related legal matters company-wide. Previously, he was vice president and deputy general counsel at the New York Daily News. Prior to that, he served as assistant general counsel at CNN. He started his legal career at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in 1991. Donnellan has a bachelor's degree in English from New York University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

In other Office of General Counsel promotions, Jack Spizz, Ravi Sitwala, Kenan Packman, Maureen Sheehan and Kristina Findikyan were named associate general counsels; Carolene Eaddy and Jennifer Tancredi were promoted to senior counsels; and Monika Jedrzejowska was named chief privacy officer.


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