ASCAP Appoints A New Deputy General Counsel


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, better known as ASCAP, has promoted its SVP/Business and Legal Affairs to the role of Deputy General Counsel.

Now in the role is Gregory Morgado. He reports to ASCAP General Counsel Clara Kim.

Morgado joined ASCAP in 2015 for his most recent role, which saw him take responsibility for supervising and providing legal advice on a broad range of corporate law, compliance, corporate governance, commercial transactions, intellectual property, international and risk management matters.

Greg has worked with ASCAP’s strategy and business development, product and data strategy teams advising on key modernization and automation initiatives as part of the transformation process at ASCAP, including the launch of new products, negotiation of strategic relationships and innovation projects such as the ASCAP, SACEM and PRS data initiative.

Prior to joining ASCAP, Greg worked at Viacom as VP/Counsel, Corporate Transactions and Securities, and as a corporate mergers and acquisitions associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Commenting on the promotion, Kim said, “Greg’s sharp legal mind and insights have been invaluable to ASCAP as we expand our business initiatives and strengthen our governance to protect our members and grow opportunities for their future livelihoods.  He leads with integrity and purpose and has been a true partner to me as a key member of the Business and Legal Affairs team. I am delighted to recognize his deep expertise and accomplishments with this promotion.”