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Madison Square Garden Entertainment taps new top lawyer

(Reuters) – The corporate that operates Madison Square Garden, Radio Metropolis Music Corridor and different leisure venues has a new authorized chief, tapping the previous normal counsel of Samsung Electronics America.

Jamal Haughton will start his new position as the manager vp and normal counsel of Madison Square Garden Entertainment on Dec. 6, reporting to CEO Jim Dolan, the corporate stated Friday.

He succeeds Scott Packman, whose employment on the firm ended Nov. 1, in accordance with an October regulatory submitting. The submitting confirmed Packman acquired practically $3.2 million in complete compensation final 12 months.

MSG Entertainment is at the moment partnering with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to construct the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere venue at The Venetian. The leisure firm, which was created when Madison Square Garden spun off its sports activities and leisure companies into separate firms final April, additionally just lately inked a multi-year advertising and marketing partnership with BetMGM.

The corporate’s namesake venue atop Manhattan’s Penn Station might additionally see modifications as New York’s governor pursues a redevelopment plan for the transit hub.

As head of MSG Entertainment’s authorized division, Haughton will oversee its company and enterprise authorized affairs, together with associated to improvement, negotiation and enterprise transactions, the corporate stated.

Earlier than his most up-to-date position as senior vp and normal counsel at Samsung Electronics America, Haughton spent 10 years at Cablevision Programs Corp. The cable operator in 2010 spun off the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden, MSG Community and different leisure property as a separate publicly traded firm.

“We are pleased to welcome Jamal, who was also an important member of our legal team at Cablevision,” Dolan stated in a press release.

Haughton began his authorized profession as a company affiliate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Xiumei Dong

Xiumei Dong covers authorized business information, with a give attention to legislation agency technique and progress, in-house counsel and the Washington, D.C., authorized market. Attain her at [email protected]