ASCAP Names Executive VP, General Counsel

Clara Kim

Clara Kim

ASCAP has appointed Clara Kim as Executive VP and General Counsel, effective June 1. Kim fills the General Counsel role previously held by Elizabeth Matthews, who was named CEO in January 2015. Kim will oversee all legal and business affairs of ASCAP, managing its legislative team, internal and outside legal services as well as business affairs in all areas of ASCAP’s global operations.

Prior to joining ASCAP, Kim served as EVP, Business and Legal Affairs for National Geographic Channels US and International, where she was responsible for their domestic and international businesses. Prior to that, she spent two years as general counsel and co-founder of Multi-Verse Media, LLC, which produced original television and digital programming content. Before Multi-Verse, she was executive vice president, global business and legal affairs for Discovery Communications.

Ms. Kim also held several general counsel and senior legal positions at Viacom Inc.’s Spike TV, Nickelodeon, MTV Networks International and Showtime Networks.


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