2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 20–21, 2010 • Boston, Massachusetts, USA • The Charles Hotel


Takehiko “Ted” Suzuki
Vice President Business & Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel , DIRECTV; Los Angeles

Takehiko “Ted” Suzuki is Vice President Business & Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel for DIRECTV, Inc., The nation’s leading satellite television provider. Since joining DIRECTV in 1997, Mr. Suzuki has negotiated numerous deals involving sales, marketing, promotional and advertising matters for the company, including national television ads featuring such celebrities as Beyonce, Knowles, Jessica Simpson, William Shatner and Sigourney Weaver.

Mr. Suzuki is also responsible for the management of the company’s trademark and domain name portfolios, and other intellectual property matters. For the past few years, Mr. Suzuki has been involved with ICANN as a DIRECTV representative in the Business Constituency of the GNSO.

Prior to joining DIRECTV, Mr. Suzuki was a Corporate Counsel for The Upper Deck Company, where he negotiated deals for baseball, hockey, motorsports and other entertainment products, including well-known athletes like Ken  Griffey, Jr. and Wayne Gretzky.

Mr. Suzuki is a graduate of Duke University and Boston University School of Law.