Lauren Fisher is senior vice president and chief legal officer at TEGNA. In this role, Fisher leads the legal team and oversees all legal functions across a broad range of disciplines including corporate, content creation and distribution, transactions and deal-making, ethics and compliance, and litigation; all with the goal of supporting TEGNA’s long-term direction and growth.
Fisher joined TEGNA from Vox Media where she was chief legal officer and corporate secretary reporting to Vox Media’s chairman and CEO for more than 15 years. Fisher advised the company through tremendous growth as it expanded to nearly 20 distinct media brands across all digital platforms, launched new digital advertising products, entered the realm of television and entertainment programming, and acquired new consumer businesses.
Previously, Fisher acted in the role of vice president, business and legal affairs at Hulu where she provided legal support during the service’s commercial launch. Prior to Hulu, Fisher worked at AOL for seven years where she led the team that managed wide-ranging intellectual property matters, technology deals, rights and licensing, and various aspects of law relating to AOL’s business. Earlier in her career, Fisher was associate counsel at The Vanguard Group and worked at the law firms of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Hoyle, Morris & Kerr.
Fisher graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School where she was a published member of the law review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in political history and concentrated on marketing and economics at The Wharton School. She is co-chair of the copyright and trademark committee of the Media Law Resource Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the News Media Alliance.