WWE Appoints Attorney Who Helped Keep Vince McMahon Out Of Prison To Executive Position

WWE issued a press release Friday announcing that attorney Laura A. Brevetti, who has handled some of the organization’s legal matters and helped successfully defend Vince McMahon in 1994 on United States federal charges of conspiring for years with a convicted drug dealer to distribute anabolic steroids to wrestlers, has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.

WWE(R) Names Laura A. Brevetti General Counsel

STAMFORD, Conn., Sep 27, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE WWE +0.49% today announced the appointment of Laura A. Brevetti as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Vince McMahon. Brevetti brings extensive legal and management experience to WWE and will be a key member of the senior executive team.

As General Counsel, Brevetti will be responsible for overseeing the legal and business affairs of the company and serving as the principal legal advisor to the Chairman, CFO, and management team. She will also serve as Corporate Secretary to WWE’s Board of Directors.

Brevetti is a highly accomplished attorney with 30 years of experience in federal and local government, as well as private practice. A noted trial attorney, she has tried cases and arbitrations in both state and federal systems, holding positions that include the Attorney-in-Charge and Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, New York. Most recently, Brevetti was in private practice with K&L Gates.

Brevetti is often quoted in the media, commenting on current legal issues and events, and is frequently sought to participate in bar and industry seminars. She has also authored numerous legal articles and has served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Fordham Law School and New York Law School.

Brevetti graduated with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an A.B. from Barnard College.

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  • Jake Fury

    Well well it’s like something out of an investigatory documentary on corruption. The guy who saved Vinnie’s ass in the drugs trial is now getting his reward. You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours.

    • Jesse Bognanno

      its a chick not a dude

      • Jake Fury

        Even more unsurprising that Vince would give her a raise [in more ways than one].

    • ShadowBroker

      Yeah… right. 9 Years later.

      • Jake Fury

        Your maths is tip top. A big well done to you [and a smiley face].

        • ShadowBroker

          Humorous. My point was that if it were even related to corruption or anything of that sort, it wouldn’t take nine years. It would have happened much sooner.


    Maybe WWE decided recently to appoint a Legal person and who better than the one who saved McMahon’s arse almost 20 years ago