Brockhage’s efforts in closing major distribution agreements, including a recent portfolio deal with Charter, were important to the recent success of NBCUniversal’s television business, resulting in billions of dollars of revenue. Brockhage also spent 2017 navigating “the impact of new distributors on the online video marketplace and the unique licensing issues they represent,” she says. Brockhage is involved in WICT and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute to inspire women in the cable industry and the legal profession. In her off-time, she reads and goes to the theater.
What have been the most important legal issues in communications for you in the past year?
The impact of new distributors on the online video marketplace and the unique licensing issues they represent.
What new legal issues do you expect in 2018?
The impact of social media platforms on the political process and news reporting.
What is your golden rule for negotiating?
Always remember to keep your counter-party’s perspective in view and to stay focused on your end goals.