Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CBS Films
Rik Toulon is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CBS Films. He oversees all legal activities for the company as well as performs certain business functions in connection with the company’s distribution, finance, acquisition, key vendor and strategic alliance arrangements. Toulon joined CBS from the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP where he was a Partner in the Entertainment and Media Group. During his time in private practice, he represented major studios, independent production companies, television networks, new media distribution platforms, video game publishers, toy creators, visual effects companies, investors, producers, writers, rights holders and other institutional and individual clients on various transactions, including the development, production, financing and distribution of numerous feature films, and acted as lead entertainment counsel in connection with multiple multi-billion dollar major motion picture studio acquisitions. Toulon has been consistently recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading California media and entertainment transactional attorney, in Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer in entertainment and media and in Best Lawyers in America. He started his legal career as a corporate lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California and a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Toulon is a member of the Planning Committee for the University of Southern California Institute on Entertainment Law and Business and a member of the Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California School of Theatre.