Chang named general counsel at DreamWorks Animation

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Chang named general counsel at DreamWorks Animation

Tue Nov 10, 2009 @ 11:38PM PST

By Jay A. Fernandez

DreamWorks Animation has promoted Andrew Chang to general counsel.

Chang has been with DreamWorks since 2002 and became head of litigation and technology law at DWA in 2004, when the company unveiled its IPO.

Katherine Kendrick, who now holds the general counsel position, on Friday announced plans to exit the company when her contract expires at the end of the year.

"I am confident that Andrew will remain a leading force in propelling DreamWorks Animation into the future when he joins our executive team as general counsel," DWA president and CFO Lew Coleman said.

"Andrew was instrumental in negotiating a number of the company's key strategic partnerships and alliances -- including those with HP, Intel and Technicolor in India -- and possesses the skill set required to maintain DreamWorks Animation's position as a true leader in technology with a strong corporate infrastructure."

Before DreamWorks, Chang was vp legal at MGM. A graduate of Princeton University and Georgetown Law, he went on to become an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, specializing in litigation, antitrust and distribution practices, before moving to MGM.


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