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Most Influential Women Lawyers: Robyn Polashuk


Covington & Burling LLP

UCLA School of Law

Robyn Polashuk serves as co-chair of Covington’s Communications and Media Industry Group and managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on the licensing and distribution of television networks and programming content across a variety of traditional and emerging platforms, including cable and satellite, IPTV, mobile, and Internet. These transactions span multiple business models available to consumers, such as subscription linear, ad-supported, subscription and transactional video-on-demand, electronic sell-through, and interactive applications. As part of this work, she also negotiates retransmission consent agreements on behalf of broadcast stations. She has extensive experience in digital distribution in the rapidly evolving areas of “over the top” (OTT), TV Everywhere (TVE), and direct-to-consumer (DTC) structures. She handles a variety of agreements in this space, including traditional network and program distribution, premium subscription content licenses, app placement and revenue sharing.

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