New England Sports Ventures (NESV) announced today that Ed Weiss has been named General Counsel. The announcement was made by NESV Chairman Tom Werner.
Weiss comes to NESV from Time Warner Inc. where he has been for the past 13 years, most recently as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. At Time Warner, Weiss was responsible for litigation, regulatory and intellectual property issues across the company worldwide. He handled all significant antitrust issues and served as a key advisor on business and intellectual property issues related to digital content distribution as well as oversight of all FCC legal issues. His first three years at Time Warner were spent at Time Warner Cable overseeing all litigation and antitrust matters for that cable operator. Prior to Time Warner, Ed was at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore where he worked as a commercial litigator for four years. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay C. Waldman, a federal judge in Pennsylvania.
Weisswill have oversight on all legal matters for the NESV group of companies, including the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network (NESN) and Fenway Sports Group (FSG), and will have offices at both Fenway Park and NESN.
A native of Norwood, MA, Weiss graduated from Harvard College and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three children.
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