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Horacio Gutierrez Succeeds Alan Braverman As Disney’s New General Counsel & Secretary – $DIS $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Horacio Gutierrez has been named Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of The Walt Disney Company (DIS), succeeding Disney veteran Alan Braverman who is retiring after nearly two decades as General Counsel. Mr. Gutierrez joins Disney from Spotify, where he served as Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer. The appointment is effective February 1, 2022, and Gutierrez will report directly to Mr. Chapek.

In his new role, Mr. Gutierrez will serve as the chief legal officer of the Company, advising its team of attorneys responsible for Disney’s legal affairs globally, and also serve as a strategic advisor to the executive leadership team and Board of Directors. Prior to joining Spotify, Mr. Gutierrez served as Corporate Vice President and General Counsel for Microsoft.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to lead Disney’s global legal organization, to work with Bob Chapek and his leadership team, and to contribute to one of the most admired and beloved companies in the world as it builds on its many strengths and transforms for the future. It is a particular honor for me to succeed Alan Braverman, an iconic figure in the legal profession, who over the last two decades has built one of the largest and most admired legal departments in the world,” stated Mr. Gutierrez.

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(Read Original Story: The Walt Disney Company Names Horacio Gutierrez as General Counsel and Secretary in Business Wire)


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