Spotify hires new general counsel
Spotify has recruited Eve Konstan as its next general counsel, effective May 18.
She will report to Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer at the music streaming company. Gutierrez welcomes Konstan in a LinkedIn post, saying: ‘Her extensive experience in the media industry and her proven leadership skills will be great assets to the company!’ After working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Konstan will be based in Spotify’s New York office.
Konstan spent more than 20 years at HBO, including almost five years as executive vice president and general counsel, before taking the same title with WarnerMedia Entertainment last year.
In her new role at Spotify, her day-to-day focus areas will include providing support across the full range of legal issues such as content licensing, business development, M&A, intellectual property, litigation and risk management.
She succeeds Gutierrez, who joined Spotify as general counsel in 2016 having spent more than 17 years at Microsoft, most recently as general counsel and corporate vice president for legal affairs. He was promoted to his current role late last year.
In that position, he oversees the company’s work in areas such as industry relations and partnerships, public policy and trust and safety, and heads up a global team of business, public affairs, government relations, licensing and legal professionals.
A Spotify spokesperson confirmed the hire but declined to comment further.