Facing the challenges of net neutrality and the results of Disney’s possible acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, Fox benefits from having worked both in the public and private sector, working for the FCC and Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) before joining Disney. Her negotiation skills help her tackle new issues. “It’s a lot easier to figure out a solution if you actually understand what problem the other side is trying to address,” she says. Fox, who has been with Disney for 17 years, represents all of Disney’s operating divisions before the federal government.
What have been the most important legal issues in communications for you in the past year?
It’s hard not to say net neutrality, although that’s been the case for the last decade or so.
What is your golden rule for negotiating?
Listen to the other side. It’s a lot easier to figure out a solution if you actually understand what problem the other side is trying to address.
My net neutrality prediction is …
We’ll still be talking about net neutrality in 2019, and beyond.