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Savalle Sims Promoted to Discovery Communications General Counsel

Discovery Communications has promoted Savalle Sims to general counsel.

Previously deputy general counsel, Sims now will lead the company's global legal teams and manage all legal issues across its locations worldwide. She will continue to report to Bruce Campbell, chief development, distribution and legal officer.

“Savalle is a strong leader, with an incredible legal mind and strategic approach that has served Discovery exceptionally well,” Campbell said of Sims, a member of MCN's Wonder Women Class of 2016.

As deputy general counsel Sims managed Discovery’s litigation and trademark legal teams, handling the company’s intellectual property issues. Prior to that she was senior vice president of litigation and intellectual property.

“She is the ideal choice to manage Discovery’s high-functioning legal team supporting our complex global business," Campbell said.

Before joining Discovery in 2011, Sims was a partner in the commercial litigation department at Arent Fox, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where she spent more than 10 years working on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters, including several engagements with Discovery.

Sims holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and Juris Doctorate from University of Notre Dame Law School. Discovery’s board is expected to formally approve her appointment as an executive officer in May.