For immediate release
Jill Ratner has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Litigation for the Fox Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Executive Vice President Gary D. Roberts of Fox Group Legal.
In her new role, Ms. Ratner will lead the General Litigation team, which oversees litigation and claims across the Fox companies. Mr. Roberts, to whom Ms. Ratner will continue to report, stated, “Not only has Jill been instrumental in Fox’s successful litigation of many high profile cases over the past 12 years, she has become an exemplary business executive within the company. She has earned this greatly expanded role.”
Fox Networks Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel Rita Tuzon added, “Jill has been a critical contributor to our television business strategy. Her vast knowledge and expertise is invaluable, and we are thrilled her outstanding work is being recognized.”
Ms. Ratner most recently served as Senior Vice President, Litigation where she and her team contributed to precedent-setting cases including WNET v. Aereo (ABC v. Aereo), one of the most high-profile and closely-watched copyright lawsuits affecting the television industry, and Fox Television Stations Inc. et al. v. FilmOn X LLC et al, Ms. Ratner helped secure a significant victory for FOX Broadcasting and the entire industry with a preliminary injunction in favor of FOX and other networks against FilmOn X, prohibiting it from retransmitting the broadcasters’ copyrighted programs over the Internet. Prior to her career at Fox, Ms. Ratner worked as litigation counsel at two major Los Angeles law firms and at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Ms. Ratner graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The University of California at Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies. After graduation, Ms. Ratner attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, graduating Order of the Coif.
About Fox Networks Group
Fox Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; Fox Sports Media Group, and National Geographic Partners. Together these units create, program and distribute some of the world’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.