(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Ticketmaster has promoted Edward J. Weiss to executive vice president and general counsel. In his new capacity, he will oversee all aspects of Ticketmaster's domestic and international legal initiatives including but not limited to strategic global expansion, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.
"Ed has been a key member of Ticketmaster's very well respected legal team for the past eight years, achieving numerous successes in managing the company's litigation and helping navigate key external relationships," said John Pleasants, chief executive officer, Ticketmaster. "Ed's solid legal background and his inherent understanding of our operations and our industry will be a tremendous asset as we drive the future of Ticketmaster."
"It is extremely rewarding to represent a company that is a proven industry innovator and dedicated to providing the best technology and the finest service to its clients and consumers," said Weiss. "I look forward to leading a team of outstanding lawyers to guide Ticketmaster's legal direction as the company continues to develop and implement new business initiatives across the globe."
Weiss joined Ticketmaster in 1998 and previously served as the company's senior vice president and assistant general counsel. Prior to that, he served as an assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles. He began his legal career in 1988 at the Los Angeles law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where he successfully represented a variety of businesses including Tickemaster in commercial litigation. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner