Lisa Williams-Fauntroy

Lisa Williams-Fauntroy

Lisa Williams-Fauntroy

SVP, Business & Legal Affairs Warner Bros. Discovery

Lisa is Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). Since joining WBD (formally Discovery Inc.) in 1997, Lisa has handled legal and business affairs matters for almost every cable network in the company’s portfolio including TLC, Food Network, Discovery Channel, HGTV and OWN. Over the years she has also contributed her operational, legal, and business skills to many content and corporate deals for the company’s networks, joint ventures, and new businesses.

As a senior business and legal affairs executive, Lisa manages a bi-coastal team and serves as a collaborative and strategic partner to the development, production, programming, and operations teams at the television networks. Her substantive practice area includes complex deal negotiations and transactional work for network productions and talent deals and she advises internal clients on content liability matters related to defamation, publicity, privacy, and copyright issues.

Lisa is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology, and a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she received her law degree. She is an Emeritus board member for the national board of NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications), has served as an executive sponsor of WBD’s employee resource group, and the Black Cultural Alliance, and has regularly contributed to the Practicing Law Institute’s Faculty on Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry. Lisa grew up in Washington, D.C. where she now lives with her husband and teenage twins.