Speaker Profile

Kesari Ruza
Vice President, Legal Affairs / HBO

Kesari Ruza is vice president, legal affairs, branding and marketing at Home Box Office, Inc. Since joining HBO in 2008, Ms. Ruza has advised the consumer marketing and social media groups on all aspects of advertising and promotional campaigns tied to HBO's original programming, including negotiating agency agreements, content license agreements, creative and copy clearance, co-promotions, interactive online promotions, sweepstakes and contests, and licensing and retail ventures. She came to HBO after eight years in private practice at law firms Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton New York and, prior to that, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, where she represented studios, advertising agencies, publishers and other media companies in both transactional and litigation matters. Kesari is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Juris Doctor, 1999) and Yeshiva University (Bachelor of Arts, 1993).