Staffing Roundup: RIAA taps Sony BMG for new SVP

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Staffing Roundup: RIAA taps Sony BMG for new SVP

Mon Feb 02, 2009 @ 10:19PM PST

Some news on the staffing front:

  • The Recording Industry Association of America has hired Jennifer Pariser as senior vp of litigation and legal affairs. She comes to the RIAA after serving as associate general counsel at Sony BMG, where she was the primary liaison between the label and the industry's trade group. Pariser will oversee litigation and report to RIAA general counsel Steven Marks. She replaces Ken Doroshow, who recently left to become general counsel of the Entertainment Software Association.

  • New York's Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz has added Phyllis Kaufman as a partner in the firm's entertainment group. Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Kaufman was a principal at New York-based Fish & Richardson, where she chaired the media and entertainment group.

  • New York-based Gray Krauss has promoted André Des Rochers to partner. Rochers came to the firm in 2005 after handling corporate transaction matters at Shearman & Sterling. He now represents producers, writers, directors, and production companies.

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