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Name and title: Devereux Chatillon, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary Age: 53 Children’s educational leader: Scholastic Corp. is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books. Its wealth of products includes books, magazines, technology-based materials, items for teachers and toys. Scholastic produces programming for television, feature films and videos. It was founded in 1920 by M.R. Robinson, the father of the corporation’s current leader. Based in New York City, it maintains offices in 16 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and various outposts in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scholastic has approximately 9,000 employees, and it reported revenues of $2.2 billion for the last fiscal year. Daily duties: No two Scholastic workdays are the same, according to Chatillon, and that’s “one of the reasons this is a great job.” She began one recent day poring over e-mails from China concerning a company investment. Next, she engaged the company’s trade group in conversations centered on the new book ( The Tales of Beedle the Bard) by J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series. She attended meetings focusing on various acquisitions and divestitures. Chatillon then worked on educational-technology deals with several school districts. Throughout her hectic day, her already full schedule was peppered with employee calls. Scholastic faces “the usual range” of litigation, mostly labor-oriented. “Of course” the legal team handles Sarbanes-Oxley duties, and Chatillon is deeply involved in the company’s 10-K process. She ensures compliance with the state regulations governing sales to schools. Scholastic must comply with various consumer regulations, as well. About Harry: The legal chief showered Rowling with superlatives, calling her “wonderful, down-to-earth, funny and interesting.” Chatillon was “majorly involved” with a team of hundreds in preparing for the publication of the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. An intricate system was devised so that the readership, predominantly children, “came to the book together” without having the ending revealed prematurely. She described the Harry Potter phenomenon as a career highlight for everyone at Scholastic. Licensing, intellectual property, contracts, advertising and subsidiary rights all receive Chatillon’s attention. There are “very minor” union issues. Immigration matters mostly entail obtaining appropriate visas for Scholastic’s foreign staff. According to Chatillon, the rise of the Internet has generated a “dynamic and interesting shift” for content providers like Scholastic, and for legal leaders such as herself. The new technology has spawned opportunities as well as challenges. Scholastic’s Web site requires legal oversight, as does its online ordering system for book clubs. Giving: Chatillon finds that participation in pro bono activities is more of a challenge when one works in-house, because there is so little down time. One outlet for contributing to a better world is Scholastic’s Words Travel program, run by the nonprofit Volunteers of America, which keeps incarcerated parents in touch with their children through reading. Chatillon donates time to review contracts for other not-for-profit organizations. She stressed the benefits of having a diverse work force, throughout Scholastic and in the law department. Legal team and outside counsel: Chatillon manages a department of approximately 35 people, including members of the contracts department, various directors, paralegals and eight other attorneys. The vast percentage of the day-to-day work is performed in-house. Litigation is handled externally, with the close involvement of the Chatillon team. Outside counsel is retained based on subject and location. Baker & McKenzie generally gets the call for corporate concerns, specifically board matters and Federal Communications Commission rulings. For employment issues, Chatillon turns to attorneys from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and Jackson Lewis. Working with local counsel in Beijing, she recently oversaw a joint venture to distribute English-language publications in China. Emphasizing the importance of being sensitive to government, cultural and language differences, she recited a key theme for all general counsel: “You have to know what you don’t know.” Chatillon reports to Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer Maureen O’Connell. Route to present position: Chatillon’s career started with a 10-year term at New York-based Cahill Gordon & Reindel, beginning in 1979. Working alongside constitutional law expert Floyd Abrams, she focused on First Amendment issues, copyright law and litigation. One of their cases, touching upon “every copyright issue then in existence,” was Harper & Row v. Nation Enterprises. (The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the right to fair use did not allow the client, The Nation magazine, to scoop Time magazine, which had purchased the rights to the material, in publishing excerpts from President Ford’s memoirs.) From 1989 to 1994, Chatillon was lead lawyer for ABC News. The New Yorker was her next stop. She dealt mainly with transactions and content-related litigation and eventually became the magazine’s general counsel. In 1998, she assumed the first of several high-ranking positions at Miramax Film Corp., Miramax Books, Talk magazine and Talk Miramax Books. In 2002, she moved to Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal, and in 2006 she joined Scholastic. Personal: Born in Cleveland, Chatillon grew up outside of Boston. She is, of course, an avid reader. Attending the theater, hiking, biking and spending time with her children (daughters Amanda, 22, and Julia, 16) round out her busy life. She graduated from Harvard University in 1975 and received her juris doctorate from New York University School of Law in 1979. Chatillon was the legal counsel and fact-checker for Michael Moore’s documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11. She is a descendant of New York’s first Roman Catholic U.S. senator, Francis Kernan, who nominated Samuel J. Tilden for the presidency of the United States. Last book and movie: “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals,” by Jane Mayer, and “Mamma Mia!”

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