Rik Toulon is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CBS Films. He oversees all legal activities for the company and performs certain business functions in connection with the company’s distribution, finance, acquisition, key vendor and strategic alliance arrangements. He is also a member of CBS Corporation’s Information Security & Technology Council and Diversity Council.
Toulon joined CBS Films in 2008 from the international law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he was a Partner in the Entertainment and Media Group. During his years in private practice, he represented clients in various transactions across all media, including the development, production, financing and distribution of numerous feature films, large-scale content licensing arrangements and joint ventures, and he acted as lead entertainment counsel on multiple multi-billion dollar major studio acquisitions.
While in private practice, Toulon was consistently recognized by 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 attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP.
Toulon is a member of the Planning Committee for the University of Southern California Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, a member of the Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts and a member of the Point Foundation Cornerstone Society.