President, Sony Corporation of America
EVP and General Counsel, Sony Corporation
Nicole Seligman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Sony Corporation. In this role, she oversees legal, compliance and internal audit activities for Sony Corporation and serves as a member of Sony's Group Executive Committee. She also serves as President of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), where she oversees all SCA functions, including legal, finance, human resources, investor relations and communications, while also working closely with the corporate functions of Sony's entertainment businesses.
Ms. Seligman joined SCA as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in September 2001 and was appointed SCA President in June 2012. She was named Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation, in June 2003, and was promoted to General Counsel of Sony Corporation in June 2005.
Ms. Seligman joined SCA from Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., where she was a partner in the firm's litigation practice, 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.
Prior to that, she 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-l984). From 1978-l980, she was associate editorial page editor for the Asian Wall Street Journal based in Hong Kong.
She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College (Radcliffe) in 1978 and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1983.