MSG Entertainment hires general counsel
Madison Square Garden (MSG) Entertainment Corp has recruited Jamal Haughton as executive vice president and general counsel, effective December 6.
Haughton is joining MSG Entertainment having most recently been senior vice president and general counsel at Samsung Electronics America. Before joining Samsung in 2016, Haughton spent 10 years at Cablevision Systems Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility and finally as senior vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary.
In that role he advised the board and senior executive management on corporate governance, public company reporting, corporate finance and strategic company-wide corporate transactions, including Cablevision’s sale to Altice USA in 2016.
Haughton began his legal career in the New York office of Cravath Swaine & Moore, where he spent seven years in the firm’s corporate practice specializing in domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate finance and securities law matters.
In his new role at MSG Entertainment, Haughton will oversee all company legal functions across areas such as corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. He will also be responsible for and direct MSG Entertainment’s corporate and business legal affairs, including managing the development, negotiation and execution of all material business transactions.
He will report to MSG Entertainment executive chair and CEO Jim Dolan.
Dolan says in a statement: ‘We are pleased to welcome Jamal, who was also an important member of our legal team at Cablevision. Jamal brings significant experience in high-profile corporate and business legal matters, and we are fortunate to have such a seasoned executive in this important role as we continue to pursue our plans for growth, driven by our MSG Sphere initiative.’