Current Job: Managing Director at investment bank DeSilva & Philips and founder of advisory service Klaris IP

After graduating from Cardozo in 1992, Klaris worked as part of the much lauded media team at Davis Wright Tremaine, litigating cases involving BusinessWeek and Rolling Stone. His next stop was an in-house role at ABC News, where he advised broadcast legends like Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer before being offered the senior legal role at the New Yorker. After 6 years as general counsel there, he was elevated to a senior vice president position at parent company Condé Nast, where he managed a team of 50, made deals in more than two dozen countries, bought and sold global media brands, and created entirely new digital platforms.

Ed teaches Media Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and serves as Chairman of the Board of Pilobolus, a prominent arts organization.