Village Voice Media announced today that Elizabeth L. McDougall has been
named its general counsel.
Formerly a partner at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, McDougall brings
to VVM nearly two decades of experience in commercial litigation and
counseling focused specifically on high-tech matters.
“Liz’s particular expertise in internet-related law, especially online content
and intellectual property, are an ideal match with VVM’s growth as an
online media provider,” said VVM chief executive officer Jim Larkin.
A graduate of NYU’s School of Law, McDougall practiced law in New
York and provided pro bono services in rural North Carolina before moving
west. Pro bono work throughout her career has included anti-human
trafficking initiatives, guardian ad litem representation, and civil rights
litigation. She plans to continue similar efforts in conjunction with her new
position with VVM.
Village Voice Media Holdings is the nation’s largest publisher of alternative
websites and newspapers, including the Village Voice in New York, LA
Weekly, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, SF Weekly, Denver
Westword, the Dallas Observer, the Houston Press, Seattle Weekly, OC
Weekly, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, City Pages of Minneapolis
and the Riverfront Times of St. Louis. VVMH also owns and operates the
classified advertising website backpage.com.