Michael Fricklas

Michael Fricklas

Michael Fricklas has served in senior management of Viacom’s legal department since 1993. Since 1998 he has been General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom’s most senior legal position. Mr. Fricklas is responsible for the legal affairs of Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands across television, motion pictures, online and on mobile platforms. Viacom’s iconic brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, Spike, TV Land, CMT, Paramount Pictures, and many others.
At Viacom, Mr. Fricklas plays an integral role in guiding complex transactions and resolving disputes, in coordinating the company’s legal and business affairs activities, in corporate governance and in leading Viacom’s Law Department.
Mr. Fricklas received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Colorado’s College of engineering and Applied Sciences in 1981 and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1984.

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July 2, 2015
Copyright Issues, Intellectual Property, and Data Security in the Digital Age

Michael Fricklas is executive vice-president, general counsel, and secretary of Viacom Inc., a powerhouse in the digital content industry. Viacom, a global mass media company, owns Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Spike, Comedy Central, Channel 5 in the UK, and hundreds of other cable television networks. Because of the massive amount of media content it owns...

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