(September 3, 2003 – Glendale, CA) – Michael Lewis has been promoted to Vice President & General Counsel, Warner Bros. Online, it was announced today by Jim Noonan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Online. He moves up from Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs. In his new capacity, Lewis is responsible for overseeing all business affairs, legal affairs and regulatory matters for Warner Bros. Online, including the negotiation and drafting of all talent, programming, acquisition and licensing agreements, e-commerce and wireless ventures and technology service agreements. In addition, Lewis serves as chief privacy officer for Warner Bros. Online, overseeing compliance with all state, federal and international privacy laws and regulations, such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the European Union Data Directive and various self-regulatory and data security requirements. “We are fortunate to have a professional of Michael’s caliber,” said Noonan. “His good counsel is invaluable to our business, especially as Warner Bros. Online continues to expand into new areas in the interactive marketing space.” In 2000, Lewis received the Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award given to AOL Time Warner employees "in recognition of exceptional contributions to equal opportunity and human rights," and is considered "the highest honor for an AOL Time Warner employee." Before joining Warner Bros. Online, Lewis served as Executive Director of Business and Legal Affairs at New Line Cinema. Prior to that he worked at Latham & Watkins’s Los Angeles office. Lewis received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the California Law Review and was selected by the school’s exchange program to attend Harvard Law School his final year. He is a trustee of Graceland University in Lamoni, IA, his undergraduate alma mater, and also president of the Alumni Board of Directors. About Warner Bros. Online: Warner Bros. Online (WBOL) (www.warnerbros.com) provides full-service interactive solutions for Warner Bros. Entertainment subsidiaries and external clients alike. WBOL offers its clients strategic planning, and employs proprietary, next generation technologies in its suite of high quality, highly creative interactive solutions which include: web site creation and hosting, end-to-end design, animation, game creation, CRM, live event capture and original content. WBOL also serves as the entry point into, and aggregator of all things Warner Bros. Entertainment.
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