The new senior evp and global general counsel is a leading copyright and content protection lawyer and played a critical role in the MPAA’s recent legal victory over cyberlocker

Fabrizio joins the MPAA from the DC office of Jenner & Block, where he is a senior partner and for the past decade has co-chaired the content, media & entertainment practice.

The new hire commences in December and will oversee all of the organisation’s worldwide legal, content protection and rights management programmes.

“Steve has been one of the entertainment industry’s most effective advocates for years, and has the perfect blend of knowledge, skill, and experience to lead the MPAA’s already talented legal team,” said MPAA chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd (pictured).

“As the MPAA’s new global general counsel, he will continue to protect the rights of our industry’s creators and makers so they can do what they do best: tell stories that entertain audiences across the globe.”