The Walt Disney Co. has appointed Jill Ratner to take over as the next deputy general counsel of litigation, succeeding Edward Nowak, who is set to retire next month after nearly four decades with the Burbank, California-based media giant.

Ratner, who joined Disney in 2019 with the company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, will continue to manage intellectual property, digital antipiracy and technology, and corporate social responsibility for the media giant, adding litigation to her roster of responsibilities when she assumes her expanded role Sept. 13.