Tania Kricfalusi, Senior Vice President, Litigation at NBCUniversal
Tania is Senior Vice President, Litigation at NBCUniversal and is the head of television and filmed entertainment litigation for the company. She represents and advises the company in pre-litigation and litigation matters relating to NBCUniversal television, film, and digital properties, including Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title, Dreamworks Animation, NBC network, Universal Studio Group, Bravo, USA, Oxygen, Syfy, E!, Telemundo, Peacock, Fandango, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and NBCUniversal-owned stations. She has handled cases for NBCUniversal in a wide variety of areas, with particular experience in First Amendment, reporter shield issues, idea theft, copyright, trademark, defamation, broadcast liability, and contract disputes. In her time at NBCUniversal, she has also served as NBC’s West Coast media lawyer, overseeing news media pre-production and legal issues for the San Diego, Los Angeles, and Bay Area NBC stations, and has handled day-to-day production issues and contracts as part of the television Legal Affairs group.
Tania has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine and as a “Leader in Law” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She is a frequent speaker at entertainment legal and women’s leadership events, and has guest lectured at Southwestern Law School.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Tania was a litigation associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Los Angeles, specializing in intellectual property and entertainment matters for clients including Mattel, the Elvis Presley Estate, the Producers Guild of America, the Los Angeles Times, the National Enquirer, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tania received her J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to attending law school, she worked on national advertising campaigns as an account executive at Leo Burnett USA.
Tania lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Michael, and her two children.