John Rogovin

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment

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 185 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.

Prior to joining Warner Bros., Rogovin led 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 at the FCC, including as General Counsel, providing guidance on key communications issues, including broadband Internet access, wireless spectrum, and the digital transition. 

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. In October 2017, Rogovin was honored with the Learned Hand Award by the Los Angeles branch of the American Jewish Committee.

Rogovin holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the MPAA, Creative Future and the Public Counsel Law Center, and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.