Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Head of Music
Aileen Atkins is Director and Associate General Counsel, Global Head of Music at Facebook, providing strategic legal advice and product guidance to help support the licensing and use of music across the Facebook family of apps. Previously, she was a partner at an outside law firm providing business, legal and strategic advisory services for a variety of digital media, software/technology, advertising and creative entities. As SVP and General Counsel (and founding member) of both Napster and CinemaNow, and digital general counsel for Best Buy, she managed strategic negotiations and legal structure throughout each organization/division, as well as directly starting up and heading Napster’s University division as its GM. As Napster’s public company GC, she also led its M&A activity, securities, litigation, human resources and intellectual property efforts (both offensive and defensive), served as liaison to the Board of Directors, and helped direct the structure, negotiation and implementation of its stock sale to Best Buy, related tender offer and corporate and business integration. She served on the board of DiMA, the digital media industry’s business association, and DECE, the industry consortium of major movie and television studios, technology companies and retailers. She was previously at Universal Music Group, Atlantic Records, and Latham & Watkins. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania/The Wharton School and Harvard Law School.