John Rogovin became Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Warner Bros. Entertainment in January 2009.
As General Counsel for the Studio, Rogovin oversees a worldwide staff of more than 165 lawyers responsible for the company’s legal needs, including litigation, transactions, intellectual property, antitrust counseling, content protection, and labor and employment law. Since joining the Studio, Rogovin has successfully led the legal strategy related to a wide variety of matters involving some of Warner Bros.’ most iconic properties, including Superman, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Two and a Half Men.
Rogovin joined Warner Bros. following a distinguished career in public service and private practice, where he specialized in federal court litigation, regulatory proceedings, and mergers and acquisitions. He served four years as General Counsel of the FCC, providing guidance and advice on key communications issues, including the Internet, broadband, wireless spectrum and digital rights management.
Rogovin also served in the Clinton Administration as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, defending the U.S. against challenges to the legality of governmental policies, programs and actions. Before that, he was an Assistant to the Attorney General and Deputy Transition Counsel for President-elect Clinton. He started his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Rogovin holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the MPAA, Creative Future, Pacific Council on International Policy and the Public Counsel Law Center.