(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) –Ari Taitz has been promoted to vice president, Business & Legal Affairs for Atlantic Records, based at the company's New York headquarters. Taitz, who joined the company in 2000, was most recently senior director, Business & Legal Affairs. He is primarily responsible for negotiating and drafting agreements with artists, labels, new media/Internet companies, and film companies. In addition, he assists in the development and implementation of Internet policy, and provides business, financial, and legal advice to Atlantic executives.
"Since joining Atlantic five years ago," said Michael Kushner, Atlantic senior vice president of Business & Legal Affairs, "Ari has proved to be a great asset to the department. He is a skilled negotiator and drafter, with expertise that ranges from artist and label deals to Internet agreements and copyright law. At the same time, he brings a music fan's enthusiasm and down-to-earth approach to his work."
Prior to joining Atlantic, Taitz was an associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in the Transactional Intellectual Property department. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen