D’Alimonte was promoted to her current position in 2017, monitoring more than 600 employees worldwide for Viacom’s global legal affairs. Her efforts have resulted in multi-year agreements with Altice USA and Charter. She and her team also helped reach a cross-platform deal with Tyler Perry in television, film, and short-form video. “We are focused on ensuring that Viacom continues to accelerate its transformation for the future in these changing times,” she says. A mother of two, D’Alimonte is also a legal adviser for Dress for Success, a non-profit organization furthering women’s interests.
What have been the most important legal issues in media for you in the past year?
My team and I have spent a lot of time in the past year focusing on potential regulatory changes (both here in the US and abroad), as well as the implications of ongoing consolidation in the industry. We are focused on ensuring that Viacom continues to accelerate its transformation for the future in these changing times.
What is your golden rule for negotiating?
Be true to yourself— integrity is everything. At the end of the day, your reputation is your most important asset, so never do anything to risk that.
If you could be remembered for just one case, which case would that be and why?
The separation of Viacom and CBS in 2005 presented a host of intellectually challenging issues, and also required that I coordinate and work with a vast number of people on all sides of the transaction. It was professionally rewarding, and played to all my strengths!