Scott Packman serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment), where he oversees MSG Entertainment’s legal affairs. Mr. Packman works closely with MSG Entertainment’s executive management team to support the long-term direction and overall management of the Company. He is responsible for supporting the Company’s growth initiatives and for managing the legal team, including all corporate, commercial, transactional, litigation, regulatory and day-to-day legal matters.
Mr. Packman joined MSG Entertainment in June 2020, following a multi-faceted career as a senior executive and general counsel working on a range of issues pertaining to business and legal affairs, venture capital and private equity, intellectual property, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and more. This includes 14-years at MGM Holdings/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the owner of the storied MGM movie studio and iconic film and television library. At MGM, Mr. Packman served in a variety of leadership positions, including 12 years as General Counsel and Secretary, where he oversaw all legal, business affairs, corporate governance and risk management functions. In his last role at MGM, he also served as Senior Executive Vice President. While at MGM, Mr. Packman was a strategic partner to the CEO and Board of Directors on a number of key initiatives, including the Company’s successful restructuring, as well as investments in various domestic and foreign joint ventures.
Among Mr. Packman’s prior experiences was his role as Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Strategy Officer, and Head of Business Affairs for Sonar Entertainment, an independent TV studio and distributor. Mr. Packman began his legal career in the New York office of Rogers & Wells and was later with the firm O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles.
Mr. Packman serves on the Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek, a leading pro bono legal services provider in Los Angeles, in addition to the National Council of AIPAC and the Advisory Board of Creative Community for Peace. Mr. Packman has been recognized numerous times as a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine, as well as a top “Executive Dealmaker” by Daily Variety. He was also named “One of the Top 20 Lawyers Under 40 in California” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal.
Mr. Packman earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and graduated with M.B.A. and B.B.A. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, where he will be joining the Advisory Board of the B.B.A. program.