Jill Ratner is Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at 21st Century Fox. In this role, Ms. Ratner leads the team that oversees litigation, employment and content protection for all of 21st Century Fox’s worldwide operations including the film studio, home entertainment, consumer products, the broadcast television network, sports and entertainment cable channels and their multi-platform assets. She and her team have contributed to precedent-setting cases including the Aereo litigation, one of the most high-profile copyright lawsuits affecting the television industry in which the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the television broadcast networks. In 2016, Ms. Ratner was selected as a member of Multichannel News and Broadcasting and Cable Magazine’s class of “Wonder Women,” which honors a select group of accomplished and influential women within the industry.
Since 2015, Ms. Ratner has served on the Pacific Southwest Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and as co-chair of the ADL’s annual Entertainment, Sports & Media Dinner. Ms. Ratner previously served as a board member of the California Women’s Law Center, an organization dedicated to protecting, securing and advancing the civil rights of women and girls, from 2005 to 2013. Ms. Ratner is also a co-founder of the Fox Pro Bono Council.
Prior to joining Fox in 2004, Ms. Ratner worked as litigation counsel at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. While at UCLA, Ms. Ratner played soccer on UCLA’s NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer team. She attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a recipient of the Serranus Clinton Hastings Fellowship. At UC Hastings, Ms. Ratner graduated Order of the Coif and served as Notes Editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.