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Walt Disney Vice President to Address Law Grads

Alan Braverman, senior executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for the Walt Disney Co., will deliver remarks at the 96th annual School of Law commencement ceremony at Duquesne University. Degrees will be conferred upon more than 200 students.

A former VISTA volunteer, Braverman was named executive vice president and general counsel of The Walt Disney Co. in January 2003. He serves as the chief legal officer of the company and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of Disney's legal affairs around the world.

Previously, Braverman was executive vice president and general counsel of ABC Inc. and deputy general counsel of The Walt Disney Co. In that capacity, he oversaw the legal affairs of the ABC Broadcast Group, ESPN and Disney/ABC Cable, as well as labor relations. During his tenure at ABC, Braverman guided the company through numerous lawsuits regarding news reporting and news gathering practices, supervised the company's labor department, and oversaw the government relations function for Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. prior to its merger with Disney in 1995.

Braverman received a J.D. degree, summa cum laude, in 1975 from Duquesne’s School of Law, where he was also editor-in-chief of the Law Review.

WHEN: Sunday, June 7, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

Duquesne University

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