Previously, he served for ten years (1989-1998) as General Counsel of Simon & Schuster, then the largest English language publisher in the world, and for thirteen years (1999-2012) as Deputy General Counsel of the global media company Viacom. Viacom's businesses comprise Paramount Pictures and 170 cable TV channels and multiplatform properties (including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL and BET) and formerly included CBS Broadcasting, CBS Radio, Viacom Outdoor, Showtime, Simon & Schuster and the discontinued industrial operations of Westinghouse, Gulf+Western and Charter Oil.
At Viacom, Mr. Morril was the company's senior litigator, responsible for the enterprise-wide disputed matters docket until his retirement from the company in September 2012. Mr. Morril's focus on case management resulted in significant efficiencies while achieving positive results in the company's disputed matters. He has spoken extensively on case management techniques and effective collaboration between business clients and outside counsel, to audiences of law firm leaders, clients and judges.
Mr. Morril also has extensive experience in complex transactions, general commercial matters, legal issues relating to new technologies and the Internet and in numerous other areas of substantive law. He had extensive business experience as a senior manager at Viacom, as a member of the Executive Committee of Simon & Schuster and as manager of Viacom's large worldwide law department and its outside counsel relationships.
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