Jim Slattery is an experienced media attorney with broad-based transactional expertise. He is a seasoned negotiator in licensing and distribution of programming services, television stations and content to multi-platform distributors. He has also been involved in negotiating the Olympics. Most recently Jim was Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs at NBCUniversal. Previously, Jim spent 19 years in the media industry in various roles at USA Networks and All American Television.
Jim is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of video content distribution. His success can be attributed to his ability to craft creative solutions for complex problems, focus on strategically optimizing assets, and collaborate with divergent constituent groups to achieve objectives.
Recognized for his expertise in dealing with issues arising from the evolving digital media landscape, Jim has been a featured speaker at several leading industry events, including the 2017 General Counsel Summit in Sydney, Australia; the 2017 Utah State Bar Corporate Counsel Fall Forum in Salt Lake City; the 2016 ACC Annual Meeting in San Francisco; and, the 2016 Korea Trade-Investment Agency’s Creative Contents Showcase. The focus of these presentations has been on piracy of online video content, enforcing intellectual property rights and ethics.
Jim is a member of the New York State Bar and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Previously, Jim served on the NBCUniversal Legal Diversity Council.
Jim received a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Currently Jim is a media consultant specializing in providing legal guidance and negotiation expertise for clients in the video content distribution space. Jim is also an adjunct professor at Pace University in New York, teaching a course in business law.
Media Legal and Business Affairs Consultant
A historical overview of video piracy and its evolution in the digital marketplace. A look at the challenges and opportunities presented by the new digital media landscape.
Engaging. Humorous. Knowledgeable. Down-to-Earth Speaker; will tailor message and talk to audience.