WWE Names Michael Luisi Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel
STAMFORD, CT, January 6, 2011 – World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. announced that Michael Luisi has been named Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, effective January 10, 2011. Luisi will report to WWE Chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon. In his new role, Luisi will be a key member of WWE's senior management team and responsible for business and legal affairs for the company.
“Michael has had a very accomplished career in the entertainment industry. He brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and contacts within the entertainment industry which will benefit WWE and serve him well in his new position,” said McMahon.
Prior to joining WWE, Luisi was with Miramax Films for 12 years, most recently as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations. In this position, he was the principal business and legal advisor to the President of Miramax Films and the company’s senior management team.
Luisi was an entertainment lawyer at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz prior to Miramax. During his tenure there, he specialized in individual talent and production company representation across the motion picture and television industries. He has also held positions at Weil Gotshal & Manges and New Line Cinema.
Since 2004, he has served as an adjunct professor in the Entertainment, Media and Technology (EMT) program at New York University Stern School of Business.
Luisi holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.
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