James Kennedy

Developer Biography

Jim Kennedy joined THQ in January 2003 as senior vice president of business and legal affairs. In this position, he manages the company’s content acquisition activities and legal affairs.

Kennedy’s tenure in the interactive entertainment industry spans more than a decade. Most recently, he held the position of vice president, business affairs at Electronic Arts, where he was responsible for negotiating and enforcing contracts with major content licensors, including sports leagues, professional athletes, motion picture studios, music companies and celebrity talent.

Prior to this position, Kennedy served as vice president and general counsel for interactive software publisher Mindscape.

Before joining Mindscape, Kennedy held the positions of vice president and general counsel at LucasArts Entertainment Company and Lucas Digital Ltd, the diversified entertainment companies owned by filmmaker George Lucas.

Kennedy began his legal career representing entertainment industry clients with the Century City, California office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School, his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Dominican University of California.

(Source: THQ web site)

Contributed by Jeanne (76520) on Jul 07, 2003.