Eve Burton

Eve Burton is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Hearst Corporation. She has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management for the Office of General Counsel, which provides legal services to all of Hearst’s 250 businesses around the world, including labor relations, government affairs and corporate human resources. She is also one of Hearst’s leaders in establishing worldwide strategic enterprise deals with partners, including Apple, Amazon and Google, among others. Eve is a member of the CEO’s strategic advisory group and also a member of the Hearst Venture and Investment Committee.
Burton received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Prior to joining Hearst, Burton served as vice president and chief legal counsel at Cable News Network (CNN) where she oversaw all legal matters relating to news and other programming on CNN networks and websites.
From 1998 to 2000, Burton was vice president and deputy general counsel at the New York Daily News. She joined the Daily News in 1995 as vice president and assistant general counsel. She began her career at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand in the United States District Court in New York. Burton was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Burton is on the Board of Directors at the Hearst Corporation and Gryphon Technologies. She was on the AOL Board prior to its acquisition by Verizon. She is also a Trustee of Middlebury College and a member of the Advisory Board of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford and Columbia Universities, as well as a visiting lecturer of constitutional law and journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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