Vox Media, the leader in modern media, today announced that Brian Leung has been named general counsel, and will oversee all legal affairs at the company. Reporting to Jim Bankoff, Vox Media’s co-founder, chair, and CEO, Leung will lead a legal team that serves the company’s award-winning editorial brands, including Vox, The Verge, New York Magazine, and Eater, and its diverse lines of business.
As general counsel, Leung will lead Vox Media’s Legal & Business Affairs team, overseeing all legal functions across a broad range of practice areas, including intellectual property, privacy, first amendment issues, advertising and commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and more. He will also provide legal and strategic guidance across the company’s lines of business.
“Brian has been a key advisor to me and many others at Vox Media, who rely on his strategic thinking, sound judgment, and deep knowledge of the media industry. He is also an empathetic leader who manages our risks and opportunities with a deep understanding of and care for our business and our people,” said Jim Bankoff.
Leung joined Vox Media’s legal team in 2014, and most recently served as senior vice president & deputy general counsel, overseeing the legal team’s corporate, compliance and operations functions. He led the company through each of its most transformative M&A and financing efforts, including multiple series financings and the acquisitions of Group Nine Media, New York Magazine, Cafe, Punch, Criminal, and others.
Prior to Vox Media, Leung was an M&A and securities associate at major law firms in both Washington, DC and New York, where he advised public and private companies across many industries, including traditional and digital media. He is the founder of DCGC, a network of senior in-house attorneys in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
About Vox Media
Vox Media is the leading modern media company, reaching audiences everywhere they are.
Known for editorial properties including Vox, SB Nation, New York Magazine, The Dodo, and The Verge, the company’s portfolio features the most relevant, respected, and engaging editorial properties and voices. The company is also home to award-winning storytelling businesses such as Vox Media Studios and the Vox Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that support the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising marketplace.