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August 27, 2018

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Names Lauren Ezrol Klein Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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New York, NY – (August 27, 2018) – Today Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced the appointment of Lauren Ezrol Klein as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Klein, who will report to Lincoln Center Acting President Russell Granet, will serve as the chief legal officer for the world's leading performing arts center, providing legal advice and counsel on a broad range of matters. She will begin her work in this role on August 27, 2018.


Klein brings to Lincoln Center decades of expertise having previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Time Inc. While at Time Inc., Klein was responsible for overseeing global legal affairs, including governance, compliance, M&A, securities, and litigation. She also provided oversight for additional legal matters, including editorial, consumer marketing, intellectual property, licensing, television/video, commercial contracts, technology, privacy, procurement, employment, real estate, tax, and international legal issues.


"I’m pleased to have Lauren join our extraordinary senior team," said Granet. “The depth and scope of her experience in managing complex legal matters will be a great asset to Lincoln Center."


"Lincoln Center is an important artistic and cultural gem in the heart of New York," Klein said. "It is a privilege to be joining the team as one of the stewards for this great institution."


Prior to her 21-year tenure at Time Inc., Klein was an associate in the Corporate Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions and securities. In addition to her professional experience, Klein has a long track record of supporting the city’s young people. She previously served as board chair of Sadie Nash Leadership Project and is a current board member of Step Up New York, both of which are leadership and mentoring programs for underserved teen girls in New York City.


Klein graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, after receiving her BS from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond.


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at 212.875.5375.




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