The ongoing battle for control of Sumner Redstone’s $40 billion multimedia empire, which includes Viacom and CBS, is shaping up into one of the best corporate boardroom dramas in recent memory.
One notable feature is that many of the parties from Redstone to Philippe Dauman, Viacom’s CEO who Redstone moved to oust from the board, are former corporate lawyers. To help acquaint you with a few of the major players in this unfolding saga, we’ve assembled a cast of notable characters and their legal background.
Bloomberg’s previous coverage here:
• Viacom’s Dauman Is Said to Have Held Exit, Settlement Talks. (Aug. 2)