Liberty Media Corporation Names Rich Baer General Counsel; Charles Tanabe to Retire
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) ("Liberty") today
announced that after 14 years as General Counsel, Charles Tanabe will
retire at the end of the year. Succeeding him will be Rich Baer, former
EVP and Chief Legal Officer of UnitedHealth Group, who will join Liberty
on January 1, 2013, as SVP and General Counsel.
"We appreciate the tremendous job he has done as our General Counsel,"
said John Malone, Liberty Chairman. "We wish him well on his retirement
and thank him for his many years of service."
"I want to thank Charles for his many contributions to Liberty. We have
all benefited from his business wisdom and legal skills. He will be
greatly missed by me and the entire Liberty team," said Greg Maffei,
Liberty president and CEO. "We're also pleased that Charles will
continue to work with Liberty on special projects."
"We are very excited, however, to welcome an attorney of Rich Baer's
caliber to the team," Maffei added. "Rich brings an extraordinary
breadth of experience to Liberty from his time at UnitedHealth, Qwest
and Sherman & Howard and in fact, represented Liberty while in private
As Chief Legal Officer of UnitedHealth Group, Baer oversaw the company's
legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Baer previously served as
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Qwest Communications
where he oversaw legal, human resources, corporate communications,
compliance, public policy, government relations and corporate social
responsibility. Prior to joining Qwest, Baer served as chairman of the
litigation department at Sherman & Howard.
Baer holds a juris doctorate degree from Duke University and a bachelor
of arts degree from Columbia University.
About Liberty Media Corporation
Liberty Media (Nasdaq: LMCA, LMCB) owns interests in a broad range of
media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its
subsidiaries Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and
TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Starz, LLC, SiriusXM, Live Nation
Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in
Time Warner Inc. and Viacom.
Liberty Media Corporation
Courtnee Ulrich, 720-875-5420
Source: Liberty Media Corporation
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