Edward Lazarus

Eddie Lazarus serves as the Chief Legal Officer at Sonos. He leads the company’s legal, corporate governance, SEC reporting, government affairs, regulatory and compliance activities.

Eddie comes to Sonos after a distinguished career as an attorney, including most recently as General Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer for Tribune Media Company from 2013 to 2019. Lazarus served as the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from June 2009 to Feb. 2012. At the FCC, he oversaw policy development and implementation, strategic planning, communications, legislative and intergovernmental affairs, and agency management. Before working at the FCC, Eddie was a partner and member of the Management Committee at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he chaired the firm’s national litigation steering committee. Prior to entering private practice, Eddie served as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles.

In addition to his career as an attorney, Eddie is the author of two highly acclaimed books: “Black Hills/White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present” and “Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court.”

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IP is Not IP: Intellectual Property is Not Industrial Policy, and Why This Matters 

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LeadershIP Hosts Webinar on the DMA and the US Antitrust Bills

On June 30, LeadershIP hosted a webinar titled EU DMA vs. US Legislative Proposals: Lessons and Path Forward, where the discussion focused on the Digital Markets Act (DMA)—the legislation recently adopted by the European Union that imposes obligations and prohibitions on the world’s largest digital platforms such as Apple,
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