Nicole Seligman

President, Sony Corporation of America;
President, Sony Entertainment, Inc.;
Senior Legal Counsel, Sony Group

Nicole Seligman is President of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), where she oversees all functions, including legal, finance, human resources, investor relations and corporate communications.  She also serves as President of Sony Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the subsidiaries’ key HQ functions, in addition to helping to drive profitability, growth and innovation in Sony’s entertainment sector.  She is also Senior Legal Counsel for Sony Group.

Ms. Seligman joined SCA as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in September 2001 and was appointed SCA President in June 2012.  She was a Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation from  2003 until 2014  and General Counsel of Sony Corporation from 2005 until 2014, when she was named President of Sony Entertainment and Senior Legal Counsel.

Prior to joining SCA, Seligman was a partner in the litigation practice at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., working on a broad range of complex civil and criminal matters and counseling a wide range of clients, including President William Jefferson Clinton and Lt. Col. Oliver North.

She previously served as law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court of the United States (1984-1985) and to Judge Harry T. Edwards at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (1983-1984).  From 1978-1980, she was associate editorial page editor for the Asian Wall Street Journal based in Hong Kong.

Seligman received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College (Radcliffe) and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was a winner of the Sears Prize.