As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment), Jamal Haughton serves as the Company’s chief legal officer, working closely with executive leadership to support MSG Entertainment’s long-term direction and growth. As head of the Company’s Legal department, Mr. Haughton oversees all legal functions across a broad range of disciplines including corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters. He is also responsible for and directs MSG Entertainment’s corporate and business legal affairs, including managing the development, negotiation, and execution of all material business transactions.
Mr. Haughton joined the Company in December 2021 following a career that includes diverse experience working with prominent Fortune 500 public companies. Prior to MSG Entertainment, Mr. Haughton served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a global leader in consumer electronics and technology. Mr. Haughton served as Samsung’s chief legal officer for the U.S., and as a member of Samsung’s executive management team, he was responsible for providing counsel to the CEO and senior leadership on all legal matters affecting Samsung and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Samsung in 2016, Mr. Haughton spent 10 years at Cablevision Systems Corporation, a publicly-traded media and telecommunications company, in roles of increasing responsibility. In his last role at Cablevision as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Mr. Haughton provided ongoing legal counsel to the Board of Directors and senior executive management on corporate governance, public company reporting, corporate finance and major strategic company-wide corporate transactions, including Cablevision’s sale to Altice USA in 2016.
Mr. Haughton began his legal career in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he spent seven years in the firm’s Corporate Practice where he specialized in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law matters. Mr. Haughton has been recognized with several industry honors including Chambers’ “Global Top 100 GC Influencers” (2019).
Mr. Haughton received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.