VP, Legal, Litigation Altice USA
Baneman is currently Vice President – Legal, Litigation at Altice USA. In that capacity she oversees non-employment litigation and government inquiries for the company. Her substantive practice areas include antitrust, copyright, contract disputes, consumer class actions, telecommunications, libel, newsgathering, advertising, as well as state and federal government inquiries. Prior to her current role, Ms. Baneman was Senior Counsel, Programming, serving as one of two content acquisition lawyers for Cablevision (now a part of Altice USA).
Ms. Baneman began her legal career as a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, gaining broad experience in complex litigation and government investigations. Before practicing law, Ms. Baneman served as a Teach For America corps member teaching English as a Second Language to elementary school students in a charter school in Washington, D.C. In her second year of teaching, she led her students to attain an average of 1.7 years of reading growth in one academic year .
Ms. Baneman holds a JD, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a BA in History, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa, from Yale College. Ms. Baneman serves as a board member and Treasurer of Beginning with Children Charter Schools in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Baneman resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.