SVP and Deputy General Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs
Viacom Media Networks
Ross Weston is currently SVP and Deputy General Counsel, Viacom Media Networks, and is co-head of the Business & Legal Affairs team for Viacom’s Content Distribution and Marketing (CDM) group. Ross is responsible for supervising and handling various transactional matters for the CDM group, including structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements relating to the distribution of a broad portfolio of basic cable programming services and related content offerings, with emphasis on agreements for distribution on traditional linear cable, broadband and mobile platforms¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬. Ross also is responsible for bankruptcy- and insolvency-related matters involving Viacom Media Networks and counseling the CDM business team, the finance department and other corporate groups with respect to legal issues. Ross joined Viacom Media Networks in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Global Digital and Strategy Group. Prior to joining Viacom Media Networks, Ross was the Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, heading up the Transactional Practice Group. Ross earned his JD from Benjamin Cardozo Law School and received his BS from the University of Colorado, Boulder.