Speaker Profile

Kesari Ruza
Vice President, Legal Affairs / HBO

Kesari Ruza is Vice President, Legal Affairs, Branding & Marketing at Home Box Office, Inc.  Since joining HBO in 2008, Ms. Ruza advises 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 & contests, and licensing & retail ventures.  Ms. Ruza came to HBO after eight years in private practice at law firms Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton NY 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.  Ms. Ruza is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Yeshiva University.