Steve BenÃ© Joins Pandora As General Counsel
October 20, 2014 at 5:37 AM (PT)
STEVE BENE has been named General Counsel for PANDORA and will serve on the company’s Executive Leadership Team, overseeing all of its legal operations and matters, including those related to corporate governance, securities, commercial transactions, litigation and intellectual property.
BENE comes to PANDORA with more than 20 years of legal experience, most recently serving as General Counsel at ELECTRONIC ARTS (EA), where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal strategy, structure and functions. He handled a full range of legal matters ranging from corporate governance, M&A and commercial transactions to groundbreaking industry negotiations with music and movie studios. Prior to joining EA, Bené was an associate at FENWICK & WEST LLP and a management consultant at BAIN & COMPANY. He attended STANFORD LAW SCHOOL, where he earned his J.D. with honors.
“We are thrilled to have STEVE join us,” said PANDORA CEO/Pres./Chairman BRIAN McANDREWS. “His legal background, experience scaling a legal organization, and his consumer, media and music industry expertise make him the ideal General Counsel for PANDORA at this exciting time.”
“I’m incredibly excited about joining PANDORA and helping to unleash the power of music,” said BENE. “PANDORA has already transformed music listening and discovery, and I look forward to the great opportunities ahead for the company to play a leading role in shaping the future of music for listeners, artists and advertisers.”