SVP & General Counsel, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Jamal H. Haughton, Esq. is currently the SVP & General Counsel of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Mr. Haughton oversees Samsung’s North American legal department and serves as the company’s chief legal officer for the U.S.
As a member of Samsung’s executive management team, Mr. Haughton is responsible for providing counsel to the CEO and senior leadership on all legal matters affecting Samsung and its subsidiaries. He leads a team of attorneys who are responsible for handling commercial transactions, regulatory matters, litigation, risk management and employment issues, among others.
Prior to joining Samsung, he was the SVP, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Cablevision Systems Corporation, a Fortune 500 publicly traded media and telecommunications company (NYSE: CVC). At Cablevision he was responsible for advising the Boards of Directors and senior management on all corporate governance, public company reporting, securities law, and corporate finance related matters.
Prior to joining Cablevision, Mr. Haughton worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he was actively involved in the practice of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law matters.
Mr. Haughton received his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School in 1999 and his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan in 1996.