We interrupt this irregularly scheduled programming, to bring you this special announcement from our law firm!
SmithDehn LLP is extremely pleased to announce that Laura Farina, who until recently was the Vice President for Legal Affairs at Discovery Communications, Inc., has become a member of the firm. Laura is acclaimed throughout the television and media industries for her skills and experience as a media/entertainment/sports lawyer. She excels in transactional drafting and negotiations, defense litigation, media/event insurance and risk management, intellectual property advice, and content review. During her 12 years as in-house counsel for the world's #1 nonfiction media company and all of its networks and business units (including The Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, and many others), with over 1.8 billion viewers in 209 countries, Laura was Vice President in charge of global litigation, supervised transactional work and content review for hundreds of programs and films, handled the company's insurance matters (playing a key role in negotiating and drafting its media insurance policy), and generally served as a problem solver, risk manager and adviser to all of its networks and business units.